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1 BACK JUDGE IN THE 5-MAN CREW Mechanics Review CCFOA CLINIC Aug, 2014

2 PHASES OF THE GAME PRE-GAME DUTIES GENERAL GAME DUTIES PASSING PLAYS SCRIMMAGE KICKS MISC KICKOFFS RUNNING PLAYS

3 PRE-GAME ARE YOU EQUIPPED PROPERLY?? Normal equipment (whistle, flags, etc) 25 sec device Game clock device Beanbags (2 contrasting colors)

4 PRE-GAME Pre-game discussion w/crew Meet Coaches Instruct game clock (critical) Talk to QB/Coaches about play clock (count at 5 seconds) Talk to Returners about fair catch signal

5 GENERAL GAME DUTIES Count defensive team (confirm w/flank) NO ILP Check clock status (CRITICAL ALWAYS KNOW STATUS) Keep play clock

6 GENERAL GAME DUTIES Be vocal at all times so defense knows you re there Time TO s and intervals between scores Assist with dead ball Think ahead on C.O.P. (NEW BALL)

7 FREE KICKS Stay on Visitors sideline and come out with K (run up happy sideline after scores) Position w/kicker and instruct Count Team A (no go with < or > 11) Move to Visitor s side (back of white), clear sideline & signal R (1 hand in air) Observe Team K restraining line (What is offside???)

8 Pre-Kick Position H BJ R BJ U LJ PRESSBOX

9 FREE KICKS Once ball is kicked wait until K moves downfield about 10 yds then move to center of field Go downfield at most (based on how far kick is) Keep cushion from action Watch blocking in your area Responsible for K s GL

10 FREE KICKS What to watch for: Formations by K (NEW RULE) Ball kicked into ground Fouls against kicker First touching by K (Bean Bag) Illegal Blocks by K (Flag) Kick Out of Bounds (Flag)

11 SHORT FREE KICKS NOTHING CHANGES FOR BJ! U and H move up to R s line L moves up to K s line

12 SHORT FREE KICK MECH S H BJ R BJ U LJ PRESSBOX

13 SHORT FREE KICKS Tighter call on Offside Bean Bag in hand Bounced off the turf? Ball Kicked away Watch blocking Ball Kicked to Watch ball

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15 SCRIMMAGE PLAYS Basic position is yards deep, but always behind deepest DB Favor the strong side of the field but stay between the uprights Ball snapped inside 10 yd line Position on End Line

16 Check Clock Count Defense Play Clock Identify Key PRE-SNAP

17 PRE-SNAP KEYS Your key determines who you watch closest at the snap Keys are temporary Keys determined by formation Strength determined by eligible receivers B, H and L to discuss in pregame When to give up keys Motion (stay on key until snap)

18 BJ Keys Generally, BJ has widest Receiver to strong side Balanced Set (equal # of receivers) Widest Receiver to LJ side of field and help to HL side as secondary Trips Set (3 receivers) - #2/#3 Receivers Motion Key determined at snap

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33 AT SNAP Watch Key initial, read tackle to determine if run or pass Tackle fires out Run Tackle steps back - Pass

34 RUNNING PLAYS When read run, stop and let action come to you. (work inside-out) Box runner in and watch blocking in front of ball carrier (use O-line to help tell you where ball is going). Maintain the initial cushion as you go down the field (work off ball) Lead to the GL (DON T GET BEAT) For sideline TD plays, confirm player stayed inbounds with flank before giving TD signal.

35 RUNNING PLAYS Once ball is dead move towards pile but maintain good distance Stay alert for dead ball fouls Keep head on a swivel Help relay ball after colors separate

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37 If Read Pass at snap PASS PLAYS Watch key initially as they move downfield Move to zone coverage as play develops Use peripheral vision and watch all receivers going downfield Backpedal to keep cushion After pass is caught, switch to run play mechanics

38 PASSING PLAYS The goal line is your responsibility alone (except in goal line mechanics and deep passes into end zone) If there is a pass threatening it, you MUST be on it

39 PASSING PLAYS Passes down center of field are your responsibility (with potential help from U) Passes into sidezones coordinate with the appropriate flank official (head nod, etc)

40 PASSING PLAYS Passes into endzone: When you re positioned on goal line move into end zone as receivers move into end If Receivers are deep into end zone then be on the end line Only give up goal line if it will no longer be threatened

41 PASSING PLAYS If complete or incomplete in your area Sound whistle Give good strong signal (only incomplete or kill the clock, not both)

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43 PUNTS Position: 2-3 yards behind and yards outside of deepest punt returner on HL side (don t position past goal line) Work with bean bag ready!

44 PRESS BOX

45 PUNTS Once ball is kicked, observe area in front of returner AND returner Watch for fair catch signals (valid and invalid) & kick catch interference Keep cushion at all times, watch receiver, move with him Have feel for ball location and be at goal line before ball gets there Be aware of momentum rule

46 BEAN BAGS Bean bag any and all spots of first touching by K (signal?) Once R gains possession, bean bag that spot (with different colored bean bag) Do not bean bag end of kick on a fair catch

47 PUNTS Once ball is caught/received by R, cover the advance upfield As R advances upfield, let flanks pick him and watch backside blocks.

48 PUNTS Kicks out of bounds Only rely on Referee if need be, pick a spot and SELL IT!! Ball dead when crosses GL regardless of touching by R!!

49 PUNTS Difference between muffs and fumbles??

50 FAIR CATCH SIGNAL VALID 1 hand only, clearly above head, waved side to side more than once INVALID Any arm movement that does not meet criteria for a valid signal or any valid signal after ball touches ground

51 FAIR CATCH SIGNAL What if there is an invalid signal? Flag? WHISTLE?

52 KCI Receiver in position AND trying to make a catch must be given an unimpeded opportunity No contact required for a foul No halo Completing catch is immaterial When can you no longer have KCI?

53 KCI KCI does not cause ball to become dead! Continue to officiate Always a live ball enforced at the spot of the foul or at the previous spot foul NO TACK ON S!!

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55 FIELD GOALS AND TRYS Position just behind the upright on opposite side of field as fellow flank (know which flank should be under) Responsible for your upright, the crossbar and the whistle

56 FIELD GOALS AND TRYS If kick is good, take one step up, confirm with partner and go up and down together (coordinate during pregame) If kick fails, remember it is a scrimmage kick and normal scrimmage kick rules apply (unless kick crosses GL or Try) Fake/Broken FG/Try Stay on endline at all times

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58 MEASUREMENTS Responsible for ball Hold the ball in place on the ground until measurement completed Position past front stake with back to B s goal line

59 INTERVALS You time: Timeouts (whistle at 45 secs) Intermissions between quarters (whistle at 45 secs) Intermissions between scores (whistle at 45 secs) Halftime (confirm during pre-game and time)

60 PENALTY Your job: Assist with holding spot of foul if downfield Know status of ball, result of play and penalty enforcement Help obtain ball Tell coach penalty (get #)

61 QUESTIONS/COMMENTS

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