Game play on a standard size field (65 yds x 110 yds) and play four, 12 minute quarters (regular stop time).
This level follows the fair play rules that are set by the MMFA. Fair play rules ensures that every player on offence or defence plays for a minimum of 50% of the offensive and defensive plays.
Scores and standings are kept.
Players specialize in positions, either on offence or defence. However, there is the flexibility to play more than one position during the season and individual games.
Mustang players are provided with a helmet, shoulder pads, game jersey, football pants, etc. as part of the registration fees.
Other equipment items are required and are not included in the registration costs. These items are relatively minor and will be discussed prior/during equipment fitting sessions.
Practices begin in late July. Bantam teams typically practice 3 times per week and play games on Saturdays or Sundays. Practices are generally 2 hours or less.
Teams are designated as "Saturday" teams or "Sunday" teams before the start of the season.
The number of practices may also vary based on the time of year and need (such as 4 practices per week before the initial game of the season and 3 per week after that. The number of practices and duration are at the discretion of each individual coach.
Playoffs begin in October. The Provincial Championship is traditionally played in late October/early November at the Bomber Stadium (Investors Group Field) as part of Championship Weekend.