Bob Hood Update – Bob is doing well and his doctors are quite pleased with the results and his recovery thus far. I do not know when Bob will be home but thank you all for helping out as he recovers. The Banquet committee has been awesome, Robin House is the new banquet MC and Miles Baily will be handling the sandwiches and refreshments for the CIF Championships at Escondido HS. Thank you all!
Banquet – Our banquet will be this Wednesday, November 3rd at 6:00 pm. Make sure you attend as you’ve already paid for your dinner. And don’t forget to send in any stories you may have to our new MC – Robin House! The banquet is located at the Anchors Catering and Conference Center. The Center is located at the intersection of W.Division St. and Norman Scott Rd. I believe you take the Division St. off ramp of The 5 south just past The 15. As you exit just continue straight and you'll be heading onto the Navy base. You take a quick right into the Conference Center before you get to the gate blocking entrance to the base.
Golf Tourney – The tournament is at Riverwalk GC in Mission Valley shotgun start at 11:00pm. Arrive and check in by 10:45. If this is your first time playing, you will have a great time!
It’s Playoff Time – I don’t need to say any more than it’s playoff time! Huge games. One team advances and one team’s season ends. We must respect that. Prepare extensively for this game. Be cohesive as a crew. Trust your crewmate. Do your job!!! Remember, you earned this assignment; our assignor has faith in you and your work. Don’t let him or the Association down. More importantly, don’t let the players, teams or the game down! Be professional, demonstrate presence. And have fun!!!!
Wilson Football Must Be Used in All Playoff Rounds – Teams may use any Wilson football of their choice, but they must use a Wilson football in all playoff games this year. The Wilson football must be in use throughout the game (not just on kick offs)
Playoff Game Fees This Week Round #1 – The CIF will be paying the referees for all rounds of the playoff (1st round throught the Championship Game. CIF will make payment to all officials, chain crew and timers via Ref Pay. Here are the fees for this week’s games: Referee $87 Other Officials 4 @ $85
8-Man Championship Game This Saturday – Victory Christian vs SD Jewish Academy – 7:30 pm at Mission Bay High School. Pay will be $95 for all officials paid by the CIF via RefPay. Referee - Mike Andrews 2 Umpire - Jim Wrightson HL - Domitilo Mason LJ - Leonard Blevins BJ -Glenn Inigo Chain-Crew - Jay Tannehill Chain-Crew - Scott Busskohl Chain-Crew - Kinte Springs Clock Operator - Gerry Burgos
Split Crews – Starting this year, if an Imperial Valley school makes it to the semifinals or finals, there will be a split crew. If the home team is an Imperial Valley school, they will have four members of the 7-member crew. If the San Diego school is the home team, then we will have the majority of the officials.
Film – I’m doing the best I can to get film during the playoffs but the teams are no longer required to add their games to their League Pools. So, if I’m successful, you will get a film. If not, then no film. I will encourage teams to share with us so we can evaluate our efforts, mechanics and judgments. Wish me luck!
Entry to CIF Playoff Games – Please note that our SDCFOA Association Pass is not good for any playoff games. If you are assisting a crew, then you must enter the facility/field with the crew. Do not go to the gate and ask for entrance because you are an official. This will not work and is an embarrassment to our Association. Credentials for the crews, chain crews and timers will be available on Wednesday November 13th at the 7-Man Mechanics Workshop.
Ejections – If a player is disqualified during a playoff game, the same reporting requirements exist. Please notify Steve Coover if an ejection occurs during your game and enter it into the CIF Ejection Manager.
Weekly Instructional Video – I will continue to send a Weekly Instructional Video for the next few weeks. It is a quick way to share ideas and officiating concepts and principles…and I hope fun to watch. I hope you will continue to watch games live during the playoffs if you’re not assigned. Come out and support your fellow officials as they work these extremely important games! You will always learn something new and useful. See you at the games!
7-Man Mechanics Workshop Wednesday November 17th at 7:00 pm at the Mira Mesa HS Library – This is a mandatory meeting for all officials who are assigned a 7-man semifinal or 7-man final. Chain crew members and timers do not attend. The 8-Man finals crew is excused from attending this meeting. The Library is located near the front parking lot so we recommend you park in the front and go through the front gate. It is very close to the Theatre. This year’s presenters will be Steve Coover, Mike Weseloh, Steve Hoslett, Joe Greene and Don Carey. Our 7-Man Mechanics Manual is posted on our website and a handout by position will be sent to all those working.