2013 MIAA/NCAA Football Rules

The following documents are in Adobe Acrobat format. To save files to your computer, right click on the links and select “Save Target as…” in Internet Explorer, or “Save Link as …” in Firefox.


**NEW** 2013-2014 NCAA Rule Book – This is a COMPLETE NCAA Football Rules (Note: Both 2012 and 2013 changes are highlighted in this book).

**NEW** 2013 NCAA Rule Book Errata – **PLEASE READ** for changes to the printed copy that you have. The printed copy that EMAIFO members have is version 2, the current version is version 3.

2013 NCAA Rule Book Changes – This document gives you the updated sections in the 2013-14 Rule Book.

2013 Rules Changes Presentation (PDF) – This is a slide presentation of the changes. This is the PowerPoint presentation given at the June meeting. 2013 Rules Changes Presentation (PowerPoint version)


2013 Memo to MIAA Football Officials (2013 Rules Changes, Note: MIAA adopted all 2013 changes except the 10 second runoff for injuries)

2013 MIAA Football Rules – Only Rules 69.1-3 Apply to officiating.  It is suggested that you print this document and place it in your rulebook.

2013 MIAA Football Playoff Format – This document is the Playoff format, all qualifications, rules, etc. regarding the Football Playoffs is in this document.

2013 New Football Playoff Presentation – This is a slide presentation of the changes in the Football Playoff system.

Coach’s Certification Card (for Rule 1-4-9, suitable for printing)


These are files posted by CFO to Clarify rules and give specific situations where rules apply.

2013 NCAA Bulletin #1 – August 16, 2013 – Excellent examples for Targeting and Crackbacks.

2013 NCAA Bulletin #2 – October 3, 2013

Targeting Guidelines –  March 2013
Blocking Below the Waist Clarification (Crackback) – June 25, 2013
PSK Examples – May 2013
Referee Announcements – July 2, 2013
Fouls & Penalties – What’s the difference? – July 25, 2013
Field Markings, Uniforms and Playing Equipment – April 2013
Whistle the Ball Dead! – June 27, 2013


Note: if the Video does not play in the browser window below, click on the Title to go directly to YouTube

New Rules Explained

Targeting Training Video Part I

Targeting Training Video Part II

Blocking Below the Waist Training Video

Blocking Below the Waist Rule Explained