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 2014 AFL Rule Book All Rights Reserved TABLE OF CONTENTS “THE RULE BOOK WILL SUPERSEDE IN THE EVENT OF A DISCREPANCY WITH THE OPERATIONS MANUAL”

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RULE 1 THE FIELD, PLAYING SURFACE, FACILITIES, AND PERSONNEL 1.1 Playing Surface 1.2 Sideline Barrier 1.3 Field Markings 1.4 Goal Posts 1.5 Goalside Rebound Nets 1.6 Game Officials 1.7 Chain Crew 1.8 Ball Persons 1.9 Players' Bench/Access to Field 1.10 Ground Rules Due To Fixed Conditions 1.11 Impediments Near the Playing Surface 1.12 Coach-to-Coach Communication 1.13 Coach Location on Field

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RULE 3 THE GAME - HOW STARTED, CONDUCTED, AND TIMED 3.1 Time of Play 3.2 Out-of-Bounds/Incomplete Passes 3.3 Stopping the Clock 3.4 Official Time 3.5 Kickoff on Schedule 3.6 Toss of Coin 3.7 Clock at Kickoff 3.8 Charged Time Outs 3.9 Injuries 3.10 Equipment Repair 3.11 Excess Time Out 3.12 Notification to Coaches 3.13 Pass Out of Bounds 3.14 Automatic Referee's Time Outs 3.15 Last Minute of Half/Game Warning 3.16 Fumble and Clock Stopped

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RULE 2 THE BALL 2.1 The Football 2.2 Responsibility for Balls 2.3 Replacing Balls During Play

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RULE 4 THE PLAYERS, SUBSTITUTES, and THEIR EQUIPMENT 4.1 Number of Players 4.2 Team Captains 4.3 First Choice 4.4 Players Numbers 4.5 Substitution 4.6 Illegal Equipment 4.7 Mandatory Equipment 4.8 Confusing Equipment 4.9 Team Colors 4.10 Penalty for Illegal Equipment 4.11 Players Wearing Towels 4.12 Spatting of Players Shoes 4.13 Players Uniform 4.14 Players Wearing Eye Protectors

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35/25 Second Play Clock Defensive Foul Last Play/Last Minute Offensive Foul Double Foul Last Play Touchdown on Last Play of Half/Game Safety Last Play Mandatory-Media Time Outs Try for Points

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RULE 5 KICK 5.1 Rules Common to Free and Scrimmage Kicks 5.1a Opportunity to Catch 5.1b Overhead Structure 5.1c Kick Out of Bounds 5.1d Fan Interference on a Kick 5.1e Returning Kicks 5.1f Fouls on Unreturnable Kicks 5.1g Clean Hands 5.1h Double Foul 5.2 Free Kicks 5.2a Kickoff 5.2b Free Kicked Ball 5.2c Free Kick Kicked Between the Goal Post 5.2d Short Free Kick 5.2e No Rekicks of Free Kicks 5.2f Running into Free Kicker 5.2g Free Kick Over the Net 5.2h Blocking/illegal use of hands – Kick in air 5.2i OFK on Kick hung up in slack net 5.3 Scrimmage Kick

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RULE 6 THE SCRIMMAGE 6.1 Forward Part of Ball 6.2 Entire Ball Out of End Zone 6.3 Formations 6.4 Encroachment, Offside & Jack out of the Box 6.5 Offside & Encroachment Situations 6.6 Report Change of Position 6.7 Snapper's Restrictions 6.8 False Start 6.9 Quarterback Headbob or Movement 6.10 Extension of Hands 6.11 Contact by Defense 6.12 Inadvertent Whistle 6:13 Motion Clarification

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RULE 7 FORWARD PASS, BACKWARD PASS AND FUMBLE 7.1 One Forward Pass - Legal 7.2 Illegal Pass 7.3 Fan Interference With A Forward Pass 7.4 Eligibility Rule 7.5 Incomplete Pass 7.6 Illegal Touching of Pass 7.7 Receiver Forced Out 7.8 Legally Downfield 7.9 Ineligible Player Downfield 7.10 Legal Use of Hands During Pass 7.11 Pas