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Football Officiating => Texas Topics => Topic started by: Clear Lake ref on December 18, 2020, 02:04:15 PM

Title: 6 man kickoff advice
Post by: Clear Lake ref on December 18, 2020, 02:04:15 PM
There really isn’t a reason for the L to be on the goal line in most 6 man games.
Title: Re: 6 man kickoff advice
Post by: Clear Lake ref on December 18, 2020, 02:30:45 PM
2 major clock mistakes in first 12 minutes of this game. TAPPS 6 man state. Operator mistakes.
Title: Re: 6 man kickoff advice
Post by: Legacy Zebra on December 18, 2020, 03:27:48 PM
Are you there in person or is it being broadcast online?
Title: Re: 6 man kickoff advice
Post by: JasonTX on December 18, 2020, 04:12:59 PM
2 major clock mistakes in first 12 minutes of this game. TAPPS 6 man state. Operator mistakes.

First 12 minutes?  I'd say so if they are using 12 minute qtrs.  Sixman is 10 minute qtrs.   ;D
Title: Re: 6 man kickoff advice
Post by: Clear Lake ref on December 18, 2020, 05:31:18 PM
Was in person.

And 10 min quarters but 2nd noticeable issue was early in 2nd. Had a few more head scratchers in the there. Crew looked a bit frustrated.
Title: Re: 6 man kickoff advice
Post by: QAfta on December 19, 2020, 06:39:54 AM
Is it time that clock operators get certified too?  Clock mistakes seem to be more common....

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Title: Re: 6 man kickoff advice
Post by: ElvisLives on December 19, 2020, 07:49:36 AM
Is it time that clock operators get certified too?  Clock mistakes seem to be more common....

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Certified? Who are certified (related to sports officiating in Texas)?

Now that I'm through being a wise-acre, let me say that, yes, clock operators need formal training. And only formally trained COs should be permitted to run clocks at varsity contests.
Please note that my comments are related to my experiences only (which do not include any state championship games - 8 bowl games, but no state championship games. :) )
Title: Re: 6 man kickoff advice
Post by: CalhounLJ on December 19, 2020, 08:04:25 AM
Is it time that clock operators get certified too?  Clock mistakes seem to be more common....

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In my experience, the absolute worst clock operators have been on-field white hats assigned to my crew during the playoffs. I would much rather have the guy (or gal) who’s been running it all season. 

Best clock operator I’ve ever experienced was an 18 year old young lady in her first year. She didn’t know enough to be overconfident and therefore paid attention to the clock the entire game.

—sorry, my rant for the year...


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