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SVL Football Officials Clinic  February 8th 2020

Sponsored by:

 Bay Metro Officials Association, Saginaw Athletic Officials Association and Greater Mid Michigan Officials Association

An MHSAA Recognized Clinic



8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration

Phil Long

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM  Philosophy of officiating ( communication skills, subjective and objective officiating, Respectful and not confrontational…(scenarios for discussion)

Joel Barnes

9:45 AM – 10:45  Timing Factors ( the play clock, the 40 second clock, when to start and when to stop…other information from rules 1,2 and 3 are included with scenarios for discussion.

10:45 AM _ 11:00 AM BREAK


Facilitators - Phil Long, Tom Rau JR and others.

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM  5 man and 7 man mechanics.  Emphasis on both dead ball and live ball positioning and coverage…techniques, signals and movements

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM  Demonstrating holding at various locations and Illegal blocks at various locations… proper signaling and administration.

LUNCH  (ON SITE) 12:30 to 1:00 (provided by the sponsoring associations)


Scott Helmka

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM  The Kicking and Passing game. A basic review of rules 6 and 7 with scenarios for discussion.

Jerry Haines

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM  Scoring plays and touchbacks.  A basic review of rules 8 and 9 with scenarios for discussion.

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM BREAK

Andy Wolf

2:45 PM  – 3:45 PM  Penalty Adminstration…” The  Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” A basic review of rule 10 with scenarios for discussion.  Included are situations which, without a solid understanding, will “open the door” for faulty administration.


Phil Long


Football Assigner for : The Flint Metro league, The Mid-Michigan Athletic Conference, The Genesee Area Conference(GAC) and The Saginaw Valley League                                                                                Email:


Joel Barnes


Football Assigner and Technical support to Phil Long








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