Thanks to everyone who has helped
with the 2022 school presentations. We had over 130 register with about 45 being new officials. We will be leaving the sessions up indefinitely on the website. Please note that if
you know anyone who is interested in officiating in the upcoming football season, please encourage them to register so we can contact them.
Thanks again to
Session 10 was eliminated as it was no longer relevant. Scroll down to lesson 1 to get started. Please note the rule changes
on the home page.
This Week's "You Make the Call" produced by Andy Wolf
This Week's "You Make The Call" produced by Andy Wolf.
Sorry again about the audio and video being out of sync but we did get it corrected for sessions 9 and 10
This weeks "You make the call" produced by Andy Wolf
My partner, Joel Barnes, is taking it from here! Please note that on this session, as well as session 8, the audio is out of sync with the video. The easy fix is simply to not look at
Joel's lips(lollll). We did fix the problem for sessions 9 and 10.
This weeks Andy Wolf's "You may the call"
2 videos...1 short intro video followed by the Session material
Thanks again to Andy Wolf with this week's "You make the call"!
Please think through these scenarios before watching the video below!
The first 12 scenarios have you playing from the Linesman/Line Judge position.
- When the offense comes to the line of scrimmage, the wide out closest to you asks you “am I alright.” How would you respond?
- When the offense comes to the line, they set with 5 men in the backfield including the wide out closest to you. Prior to the snap, the
wide out closest to you repositions himself putting him on the line. What would be your mechanics from the original set position through the snap?
- When a scrimmage play ends and the ball has been spotted, what are your immediate responsibilities?
- The coach on your sideline is calling timeout but you do not get the clock stopped before the ball is snapped. What do you
- The coach on your sideline is objecting (at length) to the call on the field. How can you best diffuse the situation?
- There is a running play and the ball carrier is running right at you and may go through you if you do not move. What should you do?
- Which team do you count and how do you communicate that to the crew?
- What is your responsibility when a measurement is required?
- What is your responsibility when the umpire is stepping off the distance for a penalty?
- There is a team timeout on the field. What are your responsibilities for the next minute?
- When a ball carrier goes out of bound on your sideline, what determines whether or not you stop the clock?
- How do you determine forward progress?
The following 8 scenarios apply to the umpire position
- As the offense comes to the line of scrimmage, what are the 2 “Major” responsibilities that you have?
- In regards to your referee, how do you try and position yourself prior to the snap?
- How do you determine the ball position at the end of a play?
- When you see that there is a potential pass play, what is your movement at the snap( for 5 man/for 7 man)
- After the snap, at what point do you move to the ball?
- What are your time out responsibilities?
- When the team is in a
scrimmage kick formation what signal should you give when moving away from the ball and why?
- Prior to the snap you
should try and visualize where what zone is?
The following 12 scenarios apply to the back judge( and SJ / FJ in 7 man )
- Which team are you responsible for counting?
- What is your initial movement at the snap starting a scrimmage play?
- What is your initial position at the start of a scrimmage play( This is a tough question because things change as the offense moves toward the
opponents end zone. )
- What are your responsibilities during a measurement for 1st down?
- Where should you be positioned for a scrimmage kick?
- Why should you(Back judge only) drop your bean bag at the spot where a scrimmage kick is caught?
- Can you(back judge only) think of anything you might say to a potential receiver of a scrimmage kick prior to the ball being snapped?
- What are your duties and position for a point after attempt?
- What are your duties during a time out?
- When a scrimmage play ends, how do you continue officiating?
- (Back judge only) How do you communicate the play clock status to everyone?
- What is your( back judge) position and duties on a free kick( Kick-off)? (Same questions for FJ and SJ on a 7 man crew)
The following 8 scenarios apply to the Referee position
- Where are you positioned on a free kick( Kick off) and what are your duties?
- On a scrimmage play, which team do you count?
- Where should you be positioned on scrimmage plays?
- Where should you be positioned on scrimmage kicks?
- When to you give an audible “ready for play” signal?
- Where should you be positioned on a kicked point after or field goal and what are you responsible for?
- What are your initial pre-snap keys?
- After a scrimmage play ends and the ball is spotted , what is the next important information that should be addressed?
This Week's "You Make the Call!"
Game Administration....Game Time/Clock Control/Kicks/Snapping, Handling and passing the Ball/Eligible Receivers/Scoring Plays and
Whistle, Flag and Bean Bag Mechanics/Dead Ball Mechanics
Short clarification from Session #2
Session #1 power point is below
Please go to the ZOOM info page for the Monday night ZOOM link