Weekly Bull 7/5/23 Part 2
SAN DIEGO COUNTY FOOTBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION
THE WEEKLY BULL - JULY 5, 2023
Introductions: Special Guests, Board Members, Crew Chiefs, Recruiting Committee, New 1st Year Members
Message from the President – Matt Starr
Annual Reports: Executive Secretary Ed Zapolski; Treasurer Terry Thompson; Assignment Secretaries Tom Ables, Bob Duggan & Brad Cowan; Banquet Chair Bob Hood
Awarding of patches to newly certified members – Don Carey, Jimmy Christensen, Ed Blick
SDCFOA Youth Football Fund – Mike Downing & Jake Minger
Welcome Back Presentation – by Andy Castagnola (Big12 Replay Official)
Adjourn to Classroom – Steve Coover
Points of Emphasis for 2023:
Players properly equipped (Coaches Card)
Helping the Runner
Communication Between Coaches and Officials
2023 - New Rules:
1. Clarified That Towels Do Not Have to Be the Same Solid Color for Each Player
Player towels may contain one manufacturer’s logo and/or one school logo neither exceeding 2¼ square inches. Towels must be a solid color but now do not have to be the same solid color for each player. Towels may not be ball- or penalty-flag colored.
2. Clarified When a Player Is Inbounds After Being Out of Bounds
This change clarifies when a player is inbounds after being out of bounds. There is no change to any foul or subsequent penalty provisions, or any rules related to illegal participation or the provisions regarding eligibility to catch a pass.
3. Added A List of Criteria to Help Identify Players Who Should Be Defined as Defenseless Receivers
This change adds to the list of criteria to help identify players who should be defined as defenseless receivers related to application of unnecessary or excessive contact. This clarification should help game officials and coaches by defining allowable contact against defenseless receivers.
4. Intentional Grounding Exception Changed
This change permits the exception for intentional grounding to the first and only player to possess the ball after the snap ends.
5. Changes In Basic Spot Penalty Enforcement
This change restructures and clarifies the amendments to Rule 10 to eliminate the excessive penalty enforcements for offensive fouls that occur behind the line of scrimmage. This revision stipulates the basic spot for enforcement of fouls behind the line of scrimmage is the previous spot rather than the spot of the foul. Current penalties for illegal kicking, batting and participation fouls, and provisions for offensive fouls occurring in the end zone that may result in a safety remain intact.
|FOUL BY||END OF PLAY||SPOT OF FOUL||BASIC SPOT|
|A||Behind Line of Scrimmage||Behind Line of Scrimmage||Previous Spot|
|A||Behind Line of Scrimmage||Beyond Line of Scrimmage||Previous Spot|
|A||Beyond Line of Scrimmage||Behind Line of Scrimmage||Previous Spot|
|A||Beyond Line of Scrimmage||Beyond Line of Scrimmage||Foul Behind End of Run or Related Run - Spot of Foul|
|A||Beyond Line of Scrimmage||Beyond Line of Scrimmage||Foul Advance of End of Run or Related Run - Succeeding Spot|
|B||Behind Line of Scrimmage||Behind Line of Scrimmage||Previous Spot|
|B||Behind Line of Scrimmage||Beyond Line of Scrimmage||Previous Spot|
|B||Beyond Line of Scrimmage||Behind Line of Scrimmage||Succeeding Spot|
|B||Beyond Line of Scrimmage||Beyond Line of Scrimmage||Succeeding Spot|