Weekly Bull 10/2/19
SAN DIEGO COUNTY FOOTBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION
THE WEEKLY BULL – October. 2, 2019
Meeting Agenda – Attendance (confirm your attendance records are accurate); Bull; Calibration; Instructional Video; Sharing of Plays and Situations. This is a great week for Make Up Tests – If you don’t complete you will not be eligible for playoff games. Get this done tonight!
Test Results – We can all be extremely pleased with the results of the rules and mechanics testing. It is obvious that we’re preparing and reviewing the summer study guides. Let’s commit to this level of excellence each and every year.
USD Chain Crew – USD has requested chain crews for its upcoming games on Saturday October 5th, October 19th, November 2nd, and November 16th. All games start at 1:00pm. They pay $50 per game. Contact Mark Lindsay if you’re interested.
What is your pre-snap routine? It’s different for each position…have you developed your own? Have you borrowed one from someone else?
Pre-Snap begins with the previous dead ball period. Be a great dead ball official!
Don’t be in a hurry to chase the ball. Make sure you’ve completed your dead ball officiating.
Know your ball mechanics for returning the ball or obtaining a new ball when you’re ready.
Know the status of the clock. The crew must check the clock during each dead ball period and know how to correct any timing errors…especially at the end of half and game!
Know & think (down &distance)
Move to proper position for snap (based upon formation?)
Count offense or defense (Once? Twice?)
Recognize formations and strengths of formations
Identify your key(s) – number(s) – location in formtion
Know team tendencies
Identify where the best players are in the formation
Look for mismatches
You are ready for the snap!!
Inadvertent Whistles –
If during legal forward pass, snap is in flight, or during a legal kick – replay the down.
If the ball is in player possession, that team has the choice of possession at the dead ball spot, or replay the down.
Same two options for the team last in possession if following a backward pass, fumble or illegal forward pass or illegal kick.
Accepted penalties take precedence over an IW