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National Federation Discussion / Re: Jersey number contrast
« Last post by BIG UMP on June 20, 2019, 08:27:54 AM »
Staying with this post. 

If a coach came up to you in the 2nd Qtr and complained about the opposing teams jersey number contrast what would you do?

Personally I would have to tell him I didn't spend any time with rule 1 except for the football specs.  He'd have to take that up with the state office on Monday.
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National Federation Discussion / Re: Jersey number contrast
« Last post by TXMike on June 20, 2019, 06:37:56 AM »
If anyone here remembers the charlatan who had come up with the ďA11 offense ď years back , seems to me in his manual he talked about Jersey colors to help hide numbers
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National Federation Discussion / Re: Jersey number contrast
« Last post by HLinNC on June 20, 2019, 06:07:04 AM »
My junior year in HS, we got new Champion, shimmel length, porthole mesh jerseys- home and away sets.

Our coach ordered the white road jerseys to have gold numbers with black trim.  They looked alright on the field and in photos.  However, the coaches couldn't make out anyone's number on film.

My senior year in HS, we got new white Champion jerseys again- the numeral colors were reversed to black with gold trim.
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NCAA Discussion / Re: Keep our minds working...
« Last post by Kalle on June 20, 2019, 01:31:55 AM »
This is still an illegal forward pass as there was no eligible team A receiver in the area and A7 obviously conserved time with the pass. Loss of down, game over. If there was time remaining on the game clock at the end of the play we would not have ZAP-10 as the foul did not cause the clock to stop, the apparent TD did.
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National Federation Discussion / Re: 40/25 Play Clock Mechanics
« Last post by Magician on June 19, 2019, 11:56:07 PM »
The U should always wait for the ball to actually be ready for play just like the R does with a 25-second play clock. This includes the other officials being in position including the chain crew (back chain or box is sufficient). The 40-second clock doesn't suddenly make us have to hurry to get the ball down and back out of there immediately. We still control the pace of the game. The ball will often be down in the 28-32 range and the umpire will usually step back within 2-3 seconds (12-15 second pace target for the previous play clock rule). But if the ball is down at 36-37 seconds (i.e. runner down at his feet and hands him the ball immediately) he may want to stay there a couple seconds longer to make sure the crew is ready for the next play.

Very rarely will the offense be ready to snap immediately when the U steps away. In 3 years of doing this in HS and 6 or 7 in NCAA I've never had to ask a team to wait for me to get into position. It's not a bad thing to ask, but it will not likely be an issue. Your coaches will think this will allow them to snap the ball with 30-35 seconds left on the play clock every play, but they'll realize they can't go that fast regardless of what we do. I saw it happen in NCAA and I saw it happen when we started our HS experiment. Reality is no team goes that fast.

The beauty of this is regardless of whether the ball is ready at 32 seconds or 23 seconds the offense still has 40 seconds from time the ball is dead to when they have to snap it. It's not about how fast they can snap it on the front end.
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National Federation Discussion / Re: 40/25 Play Clock Mechanics
« Last post by FLAHL on June 19, 2019, 10:39:30 PM »
We havenít been told that. Weíve been told that the U will stand over the ball and prevent the snapper from snapping only when A makes a first down and the box isnít in place.  The U wonít wait for the entire chain crew, just the box.
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National Federation Discussion / Re: Jersey number contrast
« Last post by FLAHL on June 19, 2019, 10:34:56 PM »
I saw the rule change re jersey number visibility that apparently takes effect many years from now .  But for now, in NFHS, what does the rule say, if anything about jersey numbers, specifically color contrast with color of body of jersey!

1-5-1b has all of the specs regarding jerseys.
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National Federation Discussion / Re: Jersey number contrast
« Last post by HLinNC on June 19, 2019, 10:31:40 PM »
Its got more to do with the "cool" or "it" factor than some nefarious purpose.  We have a local youth team that has, as I can best describe it, black & white urban camo numerals on their yellow jerseys.

Of course this league gives us a big pffft when we point out that they are supposed to be playing by NFHS rules and they hand us black Under Armour footballs or a cheap rubber one with the Dick's Sporting Goods logo for game balls.
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National Federation Discussion / Re: Jersey number contrast
« Last post by AlUpstateNY on June 19, 2019, 09:40:49 PM »
Someone figured out if you could make it hard for coaches to tell
What numbers were in the game you could affect their ability to adjust by subbing or calls .


If the "Someone" who "figured out if you could make it hard for coaches to tell
What numbers were in the game you could affect their ability to adjust by subbing or calls", focused his attention on designing more deceptive and/or better plays, his team would be a lot better off (and save a lot of the school's money).
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