The 2020 Amateur Football Rule Book has been released, and with that comes changes to definitions and applications of some of the rules. The presentations (with accompanying audio) linked below were prepared by the Canadian Football Officials Association and go into more detail on the rule changes, different applications and scenarios. In order to properly view the files, they need to be downloaded. To view the files on your iPhone or Android with the commentary, you need to have the PowerPoint app (the files are PowerPoint Show files with audio), which can be downloaded from the app store.

New presentations will be added as they become available. They can also be found on the Canadian Football Officials Association website (https://cfoaref.com/Rules/), along with other useful information.

  1. 2020 Rule Changes (Official Football Canada summary of rule changes)
  2. 2020 Rule Changes (CFOA presentation with commentary)
  3. Wedge Block (CFOA presentation with commentary)
  4. Blocking Below the Waist (CFOA presentation with commentary)
  5. Delayed Knee Block (CFOA presentation with commentary)
  6. Holding (CFOA presentation with commentary)
  7. Horse Collar Tackle (CFOA presentation with commentary)
  8. Blind Side Block (CFOA presentation with commentary)
  9. Roughing the Passer (CFOA presentation with commentary)
  10. Inadvertent Whistle (CFOA presentation with commentary)
  11. Rough Play – Targeting (CFOA presentation with commentary)
  12. Loose Ball Interference (CFOA presentation with commentary)
  13. Hands to the Face (CFOA presentation with commentary)
  14. Crack Back Block (CFOA presentation with commentary)
  15. Catch or No Catch (CFOA presentation with commentary)
  16. Pass Interference (CFOA presentation with commentary)
  17. Tourist Hits (CFOA presentation with commentary)
  18. Protection of Kicker (CFOA presentation with commentary)
  19. Player in a Defenseless Position (CFOA presentation with commentary)

The CFOA website also has a video library that shows examples of some of the different rules: CLICK HERE

There are a also video’s available on YouTube through the Canadian Football Officials Association:
2021 Rule Changes
CFOA Virtual Conference: Session 1 (April 10, 2021)

A virtual Level I clinic put on by the Canadian Football Officials Association can be viewed on their YouTube Channel. There are four videos that go through everything you need to know to get on the field for the first time, and are about an hour long each.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4