Weekly Bull 8/29/18
SAN DIEGO COUNTY FOOTBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION
THE WEEKLY BULL – August 29, 2018
1st and 2nd Year Meetings This Wednesday 8/29 – Regular classrooms. Make up mechanics tests available for 2nd year officials who have not passed, or for any official who would like to make up the test!
Back Judge and Umpire Clinic This Wednesday 8/29 – The Clinics for the back judges and umpires will be held this Wednesday in separate classrooms in the regular bungalow/classroom area (not the theater). I will choose the classrooms on Wednesday based upon convenience. The PowerPoint for the back judge presentation is attached to this email. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Don Carey (BJs) and Bill Bishop (Us). You are expected to attend the clinic for your position, but all officials can attend either of these two sessions.
Board Meeting at 5:30 pm – There will be a regularly scheduled board meeting at 5:30 in room B-2. The board will select the officers for the 2019 season, discuss the SDCFOA Overtime Award, and consider amendments to the CIF Championship Assignment Policy and the Instructional Chair’s duties. There will also be an update on the further development of our website to include association archives.
9/11 Remembrances or Special Ceremonies – I know I’m planning ahead but If there is something organized in remembrance of 9/11 we will work with the home team coach and administration to make every effort to adjust the kick off time accordingly. Once a kick off time is agree upon the officiating crew is responsible for seeing that the kick off occurs on time! Again, we will work with the teams and game management on this please. Thank you!
Officials Using Radios – The use of official-to-official (020) radios is now encouraged but not mandatory. The use of radios provides our crews with the opportunity to improve crew communication, both within the crew and with our respective sidelines, coaches, game timers, foul recorders, etc. But the overuse of the radios can lead to a serious decrease in the proper signaling by officials. This protocol has been established to guide our officials and crews in the proper use of the radios, and to prevent their overuse. The use of O2O’s in a game does NOT replace the proper use of hand signals of the crew.
Communication with opposite flanks to inform opposite coach of challenging players, issues with formations, and answer other questions from opposite coach
Request assistance from referee, umpire or opposite flank in regards to improving legal formations or assisting with challenging players
Very helpful in communicating directly with the play clock operator when you need to reset the game clock (if you have enough radios)
BACK JUDGE / LINE JUDGE may instruct the referee to wind or hack the play/game clock whenever necessary (does not take the place of hand signals to the referee as well)
BACK JUDGE / LINE JUDGE will use the radio and his whistle to signal officials and teams of the end of time out periods
Absolutely no radio use at this time
Absolutely no use of the radio to report the actual foul to the referee
After signaling or verbally communicating the foul to the referee, the radio may be used to communicate the number of the offending player to the referee
Communication of all foul information to the opposite flank to share with the head coach is encouraged