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Texas Topics / Re: Pre-game Process
« Last post by ElvisLives on January 18, 2018, 06:35:05 PM »
Doc, the Game Administrator should be required to greet the crew when they arrive.  That is something TASO should fight for fervently.  The R should know who the GA is, and where he/she will be during the game (or how he can get game management assistance immediately, if needed).  That is also when the crew should be able to deliver their invoice(s) to the GA, secure the field mic (if used), confirm game time, pre-game timing, and half time length, and confirm that the clock operators will report to the dressing room at T-60.  Sadly, it is also the time to request the towels and soap (so very often not available unless requested).  But, also the time to express thanks for the hospitality (catch more flies with honey than vinegar, so they say).
Consistently.  Everywhere, every week.

The equipment certification is one thing that would be problematic if we did not have coaches conferences before the game.  Havenít been able to come up with a practical way to get those without conferences, but Iíll keep thinkiní.  Yep, dangerous.  I know.

Robert
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National Federation Discussion / Re: Questionnaire results.....
« Last post by GA Umpire on January 18, 2018, 05:17:54 PM »
[RALPH:
maybe information to pass along.  It seems participation for the questionnaire would be better if coaches & officials were aware of the questionnaire.
[/quote]

I also received the link from this Board.
I then tried to find the link on the NFHS site, but was unsuccessful.  It seems they (NFHS) should send a link in an email to all NFIOA and NFICA members.   

Ralph,
Can you make this suggestion???
 
Also, how did GA rank in participation????
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National Federation Discussion / Re: NFHS Questionnaire
« Last post by TampaSteve on January 18, 2018, 04:12:11 PM »
I don't know anyone personally, but their website has a "contact us" page with links to some folks who might be able to help.  http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/sports/contact-bhsn.html
FYI. you can stream this year's games, but you must go through your Spectrum on-line acct, etc...which I dont have.
I looked at youtube and they have several.

Think I may look at 1 or 2 and document:
1-# of OOB plays and time standing still after RFP.
2-# of INC plays and time standing still after RFP.
total the time via the time ticker at the bottom and provide data.
(now to find an apprioriate beverage to complete this task)

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National Federation Discussion / Re: Questionnaire results.....
« Last post by TampaSteve on January 18, 2018, 04:06:51 PM »
I'm a tad surprided that it seems coaches (or ADs) across the country are not apparently emailed soliciting them to complete the questionnaire.

RALPH:
maybe information to pass along.  It seems participation for the questionnaire would be better if coaches & officials were aware of the questionnaire.
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National Federation Discussion / Re: Rules as seen on TV
« Last post by ncwingman on January 18, 2018, 03:33:53 PM »
Bring back the automatic 1st down on DPI.

This is one where I see the argument for it, but I'm not 100% convinced. Although, that might also be because I think the NFL's policy of "Every defensive foul is an auto first" is ridiculous and I'm just reflexively pushing back.

If anything, I'd push for following college enforcement of a spot foul up to 15 yards first -- why do you get 15 yards if the interference was on a 10 yard pass? I wouldn't do the NFL's full spot foul approach, because of the (in)accuracy of high school QBs. If they start launching 35+ yard bombs under this rule, are they trying to complete long passes or are they trying to get the DPI call?
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National Federation Discussion / Re: Questionnaire results.....
« Last post by prab on January 18, 2018, 03:28:32 PM »
I too found out about it from Bossman's OP.  Nothing from state (Wisconsin) association.
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Texas Topics / Re: Pre-game Process
« Last post by TexDoc on January 18, 2018, 02:01:39 PM »
I don't know, Robert.  I think there is too much important information to receive and convey to not have a coach's pregame conference.  And it should take no more than 5 minutes.  I rarely ever find a game admin.  They are usually MIA unless I wait until right before the game.  All of the game activities that go on need to be conveyed to the R so he knows what's going on, like homecoming, band parent's night, chess club night, whatever.  I have no issue doing the toss early, although I don't see that very often at all.  In my prior chapter, 95% of the games have a toss at 7:15 for 7:30 kickoff so we know what to expect and have a minute to run in for last minute HACK.  But if the coaches want to toss early, I've got no issue with it.  Also, the pregame is an opportunity to get them HC to sign the equipment waiver, which I really don't like, but I do anyway.  This next year, as they sign the equipment waiver, I will remind them of knee pad issues and they need to get fixed or players will be on the sideline. 

I think there is just too much to talk about to do away with this.  And, I've been doing it that way for many years now. 
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National Federation Discussion / Re: Questionnaire results.....
« Last post by riffraft on January 18, 2018, 01:44:11 PM »
I'm assuming but wouldn't coaches be notified by email from NFHS of the availability of the Questionnaire?
I mean 0 FL coaches?

I found about about the questionaire on here, but the AIA (Arizona) sent out a link to everyone a week or so later.
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National Federation Discussion / Re: Questionnaire results.....
« Last post by Magician on January 18, 2018, 01:25:35 PM »
I'm assuming but wouldn't coaches be notified by email from NFHS of the availability of the Questionnaire?
I mean 0 FL coaches?
Depends on who sent out the survey link. I don't remember if I got mine from NFHS or IHSAA. All IHSAA officials are NFHS members so maybe there are no NFHS members in Florida?
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National Federation Discussion / Re: Questionnaire results.....
« Last post by TampaSteve on January 18, 2018, 11:44:01 AM »
I only knew about this survey because I saw Bossman's original post on this site.  I've always wondered how many other FL officials were on this site.  Now I know - TampaSteve, me, and 14 others.  :)
I'm assuming but wouldn't coaches be notified by email from NFHS of the availability of the Questionnaire?
I mean 0 FL coaches?
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