Toowoomba Junior Touch
2009 SIMPLIFIED RULES
- 8 and Under and 10 and Under Boys and Girls are 5 a-side.
- Under 12, 14 and 16 Boys and Girls are 6 a-side.
- A touchdown will be awarded if the ball is forced on or over the score line.
A change of possession occurs when:
- The ball goes to ground.
- Dummy half is touched while in possession of the ball.
- Sixth touch occurs.
- Player steps over the sideline.
- Incorrect roll-ball or tap is performed.
When possession changes play starts with a roll ball.
Penalty is given when:
- Forward pass: Forward pass is thrown
- Touch and pass: Ball passed after a touch is made.
- Voluntary roll ball: Roll-ball done before touch is made
- Off the mark: Roll-ball done away from where touch was made
- No touch is made: Claiming a touch when touch not made
- Offside: Within 10m of a at tap or 5m of a roll ball
- Excessive force: Using more than minimum force to make a touch
- Obstruction: Any deliberate Obstruction by Attacking or Defending team players.
Penalty is taken by placing ball on the ground, releasing it and tapping the ball with the foot.
- Must be 5 meters back from a roll-ball, otherwise penalty.
- Must be 10 meters back from a penalty tap, otherwise penalty.
- Keep in line with the Ref. as a general idea.
- Can move up as soon as dummy half touches the ball.
- Touch can be made by either Defender or Attacker.
- Place ball on ground and step over.
- Attacking team players shall not deliberately obstruct defenders from making a touch.
- Defending team players shall not obstruct attacking players from supporting ball carrier.
Players must not go on to the field before the player being substituted has come off.
8/10 and Under Boys and Girls Modified Rules
- Defending team cannot move forward until Dummy Half has passed the ball and first receiver has touched it.
- Dummy Half must not run with the ball. The ball must be passed.
- The field is half a field.
- 2 X 12 minute halves.
- Coaches can be on the field while the game is playing.
Referees: Toowoomba Touch requests that they be treated with respect and courtesy. Do not argue or dispute referee decisions.
Rules of Touch: Work towards educating players and spectators about the rules.