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  1. Strictly a safety issue. Under NF rules, the kicking team could not touch the ball or interfere with a receiver's opportunity to catch the kick while the ball was in flight. But the same was not true if the kick was first grounded. So, members of the receiving team could be hit, even if camped under the ball, if it was a "pop up" kick. Now that opportunity to really cream somebody no longer exists.
  2. A few other changes - decide for yourself whether they're big or not: "Face-guarding" is no longer a foul. All pass interference fouls now require contact. It is now specifically stated that if a defensive player touches either the ball or the snapper's hand or arm before the snap is completed, it's a dead ball foul for defensive encroachment On any fouls occurring during the last 2 minutes of either half the offended team has the option to have the clock started on the snap if the penalty is accepted. A "pop up" kick is defined as a free kick in which the kicker kicks the upper part of the ball, causing it to immediately hit the ground and bounce high in the air. A pop up kick is a dead ball 5 yd. penalty on the kickers. The definition of a ""defenseless player" was expanded by providing a list of specific examples. The list is not all-inclusive.
  3. A few years ago I wrote an article that appeared in "High School Today," a publication of the National Federation of State High School Associations. The subject was why officials were leaving their avocation earlier than might otherwise be expected. The article leaned heavily on a substantial body of research conducted by the NFHS, as well as other organizations. The bottom line? Officials give up officiating early for 3 reasons. The first two, we can't do much about: employment issues and family issues. But the third reason was being fed up with the ever-increasing abuse and lack of respect from fans, coaches, players, media, etc. I maintain there are several things we can do about that third reason. It starts with ADs. The little announcement that some schools make pre-game about sportsmanship is nice, but nobody listens to it. It needs to be reinforced by people who are in the stands and have the authority to tell obnoxious fans to shut up or get out. ADs have to make it clear to their coaches that respect for officials is a condition of employment. Coaches have to be willing to pull the star player out of the game when he throws a tantrum or mouths off (In fairness, many coaches already do this.). In other words, we need more than lip service regarding the sportsmanship message that's supposed to be broadcast. Oh, a secure locker area, a bottle of water and a clean towel would be nice, too. ?
  4. Greater South Shore Conference

    I worked their scrimmage Friday. Last year Wheeler had 52 kids on the roster. They graduated 12 seniors. This season they had 29 at the scrimmage and thought they might have a couple more coming out.
  5. The best thing you can do, besides getting your license from the IHSAA, is join a local officiating association and be active in it. You can read the rule book on your own. But the local association meetings, and the assistance of veteran officials as mentors, is where you learn the craft.
  6. This is the law of unintended consequences at work. Officials have been complaining to the IHSAA that the tournament advancement process is fundamentally flawed for the last 30 yrs. Perhaps this will be the impetus to get it changed. Realistically speaking, people will always complain that they should have advanced further in the tournament. But there is very little confidence in the officiating ranks that improvement is rewarded by advancement (among other flaws). A better way of assigning tournament officials won't do anything to recruit new officials. But it may allow us to keep officials longer, rather than them getting fed up with the system and leaving. I don't know if we're there yet. But at the present rate of attrition, we'll get there within a season or two.
  7. My information was, at last count, there were approximately 70 scheduled varsity games around the state this season that still do not have officials assigned.
  8. Hudl sideline

    We had an illegal blindside block that resulted in an injury. While the injured player was being attended to, a couple of assistants came over and showed us the replay on their iPads. I foresee similar situations in the future.
  9. Hudl sideline

    My experience Friday night suggests otherwise.
  10. Hudl sideline

    Just a heads up. With so many teams with iPads and real time video capability on the sidelines, it's only a matter of time before some assistant goes to the official on the sideline and sticks an iPad in front of him to show him that block in the back or the hold they missed. Some free advice: don't do it. Serves no purpose, and we're not allowed to look at it anyway. If you're lucky, it'll only earn you a sideline warning.
  11. Scrimmage

    The IHSAA publishes a couple of different formats for scrimmages, one with and one without kicking plays. Their instructions are that the formats may not be varied from the published scripts. In practice, because the concern at this point is how many plays are run and how long the scrimmage lasts, coaches often vary the ball placement points, and the officials let that go. Now, if the coaches wanted to run 20 plays in the first series instead of 15, that would not be allowed, even if both coaches agreed. There is no rule requiring the officials to kill the play on an interception or fumble return, but many crews do that in the scrimmage with the coaches' approval, for safety concerns.
  12. NLC 2017

    Excited to be heading to Andrews Field this Friday. I hear the Panthers are loaded, and you know the Jimmies always bring it. Should be a great atmosphere to kick off the season. Let's hope for good weather.
  13. Dead Snap

    The only restrictions on the way the snapper may hold the ball are: “The snapper may lift the ball for lateral rotation but may not rotate end-for-end or change the location or fail to keep the long axis of the ball at right angles to the line of scrimmage”
  14. Free Blocking Zone w/ Shotgun

    Bison's post up above is a very complete answer.
  15. Free Blocking Zone w/ Shotgun

    Clipping in the FBZ was declared illegal in a 2016 rule change.