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Offline coach.giannuzzi

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Officiating 8 man football in Italy
« on: December 03, 2017, 05:22:14 AM »
Hallo gentlemen,
I am an american football official in Italy.

Maybe you know that football in my country is played in spring with all the teams, organized in the form of clubs, and governed by Fidaf, the National Federation, the governing body of our sport in the Country.
Football with Fidaf is played in three divisions:
Div 1 and Div 2: that play 11 man by NCAA / IFAF (international federation of american football) rules and regulations;
Div 3: that play 9 man, with the above modified rules.

I am in charge of a separate amateur organisation, IAAFL (international amateur american football league, which is part of AICS, a sport promotion body in Italy and the world).
We have been authorized by Fidaf, through a special agreement, to play 8 man football in 2018, from march to june, with our small amateur teams.

I am planning to adopt the NFHS regulation with the due modifications foreseen for 8 man football.

I would highly appreciate any advice, suggestions and useful information and/or resources for the best application of regulations and officiating procedures / mechanics.

Thanks in advance for your help.


Offline KWH

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Re: Officiating 8 man football in Italy
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 11:24:23 AM »
The NFHS Rules book includes all Nine-, Eight-, and Six-Player Rules differences on pages 87-89.
8-Man uses 11-Man rules except as noted.

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Re: Officiating 8 man football in Italy
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 09:25:38 AM »
Thankyou very much KWH.
Thats is good news, as far as the rules are concerned.
I am going to buy the rulebook then.

Any advise as per resources, best crew composition and mechanics?

Thankyou again

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Re: Officiating 8 man football in Italy
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 01:44:56 PM »
Thankyou very much KWH.
Thats is good news, as far as the rules are concerned.
I am going to buy the rulebook then.

Any advise as per resources, best crew composition and mechanics?

Thankyou again

Should be similar to 11 man mechanics.  A crew of 5 should be able to cover 8 man football very well.  That's what we use for Arena football around here.