CFA Minimum Play Rule, revised February 2010
All ages there is an 8 play minimum, at least 4 of which have to come on offense or defense. Extra points with no rush do not count. This number changes to 6 during the playoffs with a minimum of 3 from line of scrimmage.
Anyone can report to the exec board or coaching coordinator. The coach must provide game film and offer a rebuttal within 1 day from notification of the exec board or coaching coordinator or will be deemed guilty and be subject to repercussions.
The coach can justify and the exec board will accept justification if the reason is deemed reasonable by the exec board. Unless blatantly obvious, the exec board will assume the coach is truthful in his response and it will be accepted. Examples of valid reasons are the player said he did not want to go in or was hurt, the parent asked the parent not to put the player in, the player violated stated team rules, etc. Examples of invalid reasons would be " I got caught up in the game and it got away from me", the player only plays X position and did not have many opportunities this game, the coach is concerned the player will get hurt, the player is terrible, etc.
If the rebuttal is deemed unacceptable, the first time will be a warning, the 2nd time will be a one game suspension and the 3rd time will be a suspension for the rest of the season and a review at the end of the year by the exec board about being able to coach in the future.