Weekly Bull 7/11/12

SAN DIEGO COUNTY FOOTBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION, INC.

A Federal Non Profit Tax Exempt Corporation – www.sdcfoa.org

THE WEEKLY BULL - JULY 11, 2012

2012 North-South San Diego

County All-Star Game

Friday, July 13, 2012

Kick-off at 7:30 pm

Mesa College

Referee – Darrin Bronk

Umpire – Ron Brudwick

Head Linesman – Jonathan Oakman

Line Judge – Dan Dierdorff

Field Judge – Kevin Rathbun

Side Judge – Kurt Becker

Back Judge – Scott Countryman

 

Tonight’s Agenda

  1. Introduction of Special Guests

  2. Introduction of Board members

  3. Introduction of new Crew Chiefs

  4. Announcements:

    • Executive Secretary

    • Assignment Secretaries

    • Treasurer

    • Instructional Chair

    • Banquet Chair

    • Recruiting Committee - Intro of New 1st Year Members

  5. Awarding of patches to new regulars

  6. Adjourn to Classrooms

    • Packet Contents, Bull, New Mechanics, and New Rules

2012- New Rules:

See inside cover of 2012 Rule Book and Case Book pages 4 and 5.

2012- New Mechanics: – (Manuals are available for download on-line at www.sdcfoa.org)

  1. Required Uniform And Equipment - For all High School games, Youth Playoff games and all Youth games played after November 1st of each year, pants shall be NFHS/NCAA all black with 1 ¼”- 1½” white vertical stripe on the outside of each leg. Black socks, no shorter than crew length, shall be worn when wearing black pants.

  2. Required Uniform And Equipment - The HL, LJ and BJ are all required to carry two bean bags for the game.

  3. Required Uniform And Equipment - For all High School and Youth games, any official may use an unadorned black towel as part of their uniform.

  4. On Field Clock Responsibilities5-MAN - The Home Team or game administration shall provide and operate the official game clock on a scoreboard for the contest.

    1. The LJ shall keep the game time on the field during all football games.

    2. If the game clock malfunctions, becomes inoperable or is not available, the LJ shall have responsibility for the official game timing.

  5. Free Kick Mechanics5-MAN - On anticipated short free kicks, after giving the ball to the kicker and providing instructions, the BJ shall take a position on the K restraining line at the side line on the HL side of the field.

Food for Thought:

  1. Do you have any conflicts of interest? Here are some possible conflicts of interest to consider when deciding if you might have one and need to block yourself from working a particular school:

    1. Your alma mater – Don’t work games at your high school if you’ve graduated within the last five years. If you still have ties to the school, were a noted athlete, or still good friends with members of the coaching staff, 10 years or longer would apply.

    2. Family connections – Don’t work games at a school if you have a family connection to it.

    3. Business ties – If you are employed by a school, don’t officiate the school’s games. Also be careful of bosses whose kids play for a particular school.

  2. Pregame Speech – Start on a positive and professional note….. (overly serious might be interpreted as you’re angry or unapproachable and too happy may be interpreted as you don’t care)

    • Home team first

    • Referee and Umpire

    • Introductions – My name is (your name) and I’ll be your referee tonight. (Coach’s Card)

    • Everyone legally equipped?

    • Any unusual plays or formations?

    • My watch/the game clock has the correct time; we will come for the captains in 15 minutes.

    • Is this a homecoming?

    • Will you be going in before kickoff?

    • Where will you go at halftime?

    • As you know we will expect good sportsmanship tonight.

    • Can we see your game ball, please?

    • Good luck, coach

  3. Coach’s Cards

    1. Coach’s Cards can be filled out and downloaded at sdcfoa.org under Educational Resources and Football Mechanics.

    2. These cards are to be presented to the head coach at the Pregame Meeting or at the sideline meeting between the flank official and his head coach.

    3. Coach’s Cards are to be provided at EVERY high school VARSITY game.

  4. Ratings – The SDCFOA uses seven criteria to evaluate our performance, individually and as a crew. They are:

    1. Pre-Game / Time Management – 5%

Prepare for your pre-game.  Contribute but don’t dominate.  Be organized, know where you’re going and how long it will take you to get there!

Hustle, Uniform, Equipment and Appearance – 5%

Get in shape NOW.  Update your uniform and equipment.

Rules Knowledge – 20%

Get in a study group.  Read Rule #1 then read Case Book for Rule #1.  Move on to Rule #2…or establish your own system for reading the rule book and case book.  You also have the Rules Summer Study!

Rules Application and Judgement – 20%

Rules + Mechanics + Judgement = penalty or no penalty.  Next step, honestly review your work with Hudl

Demeanor – 20%

Be nice….all of the time…..to everyone!  Be open to critical feedback.

Mechanics – 15%

Read the Mechanics Manual each year.  Refer to it often.  Use the Mechanics Summer Study!

Communication and Control – 15%

Use proper signals.  Communicate with players and coaches in a positive, calm manner.  Be a great dead ball official.

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