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The Weekly Bull – 8/11/10
- Food For Thought
- Finish Federation Qualification Exam Part I
- Film Study
- Adjourn 8:30
- Federation Qualification Exam Quiz at the next meeting - August 25th – Again, this meeting is available at SDCOE or at Cathedral High School. Same meeting agenda at both locations.
- 1st year, 2nd year will meet next week August 18th.
- Scrimmages are less than two weeks away! You want to look good out there so keep up your fitness routine and update your uniform and equipment.
- Attendance has been outstanding this year and the mechanics exam scores were some of the best ever. Congratulation!
- When should I disqualify myself from working a particular team due to conflict of interest? Some examples are: recently graduated from that school (5-10 years depending on your “Star Status”); children/grandchildren/close relative attends that school; work in that school; work in that district (conflict when playing another district); other???? When in doubt, block that team! There are plenty of great teams to work, you don’t want to answer the question of bias because of a real or perceived conflict of interest….you’re guilty until proven innocent…don’t do it!! If you need help in how to block a team contact any of the three assignors.
- Keep your availability current! The number of “turnbacks” seems excessive…there is a $10 fee for turnbacks!
Food For Thought:
- Power Balance bracelets. There are two types of bracelets (one is silicon and one is neoprene). Both are adornment and illegal equipment (like the LiveStrong bracelets are).
- Protection of the snapper. Several coaches have stories about fouls being called against them for contact against the center when the opponent was in a shot-gun formation that did not meet the definition of a scrimmage kick formation. Please review the definition of a scrimmage kick formation and the rule regarding protection of the snapper 9-4-6
- From the California State Rules Interpreter – California goes one step farther: “A student-athlete who has been removed for concussion-like symptoms may not participate any further that day. No doctor’s note, no exceptions…..we will discuss this at length and review the symptoms on p.100.
- Horse Collar Tackle – confirmed with NFHS that horse collars are all part of the live ball foul…even if the tackle concludes out of bounds.
- Adornment – Stop it early….even at the scrimmage. Point it out to the head coach and let them know it won’t be allowed.