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Offline NVFOA_Ump

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Play Clock - Signal Options
« on: October 11, 2017, 01:36:55 PM »
Have for many years (with 5 man crews) used the BJ to handle the play clock and to signal when there is 10 seconds remaining (arm fully extended straight up), then at 5 seconds (drop arm - fully extended out to side).  We now avoid any verbal signals so as not to interfere with any team (A or B) signal calling.  Most of our games are MA HS games (NCAA rules) but last couple of years we have been doing some RI HS games (NFHS rules).

What other play clock signaling mechanics are out there and are there specific "recommended mechanics" for NFHS games?
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Offline FLAHL

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Re: Play Clock - Signal Options
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 02:07:21 PM »
We have the BJ extend his arm at the 5 second mark.  We don't usually see 25 second clocks until the playoffs.  They certainly make things easier.

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Re: Play Clock - Signal Options
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 04:19:20 PM »
We do arm up at 10 seconds, and chop down the last 5 seconds (like a basketball ref). Works well.

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Re: Play Clock - Signal Options
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 05:41:49 PM »
With visible play clocks required in at least one state, none of that is required. Thank heaven for visible play clocks!
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Play Clock - Signal Options
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 07:28:52 PM »
Amen


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Re: Play Clock - Signal Options
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 07:22:22 AM »
With visible play clocks required in at least one state, none of that is required. Thank heaven for visible play clocks!
The visible play clocks in Maine are invisible ^no

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