AGENDA Introductions & Agenda New Rules 2006 – 2008 Rule Clarifications (blocks to the back, defense blocking an end etc..) Sideline Management Philosophy - Advantage/Disadvantage Pass Interference Q & A
Rule changes 2008 Penalties during a scoring play redefined Unused time outs not going into overtime Head coach can designate another coach to call time out Hand pads sticker moved to 2012 No altering hip/knee/thigh pads
Rule Changes 2007 Penalties by defense on scoring plays Broken line around field. 2 yards Adornments 2006 4 point chin strap No white or clear mouth pieces Illegal touching down field on pass Side line conferences/head sets/9yd marks
Rule Changes 2005 9 yd marks on the field 1 forward pass Forward pass interference away form the ball/face guarding
NFHS Rules Clarifications Intentional Grounding No tackle box stipulation Eligible receivers in area of throw QBs intent Blocking Free-blocking zone Block in the back Block below the waist Clipping Chop Block
NFHS Rules Clarifications Miscellaneous Horse collar tackle (n/a) Roughing vs. running into kicker Roughing snapper Kicks into Rs end zone Eligible/Ineligible By number By position Returning inbounds No 5-yard chuck rule
Sideline Management Team Box- 2 yards from the sidelines- between the 25 yard lines. Coachs Area – outside the front of their team box and between the sideline, between the 25yard lines. A non-player (sub) shall not be outside his team box unless to become a player or to return as a replaced player. A maximum of three coaches may be in the coaches area.
Sideline Management – cont. Coaches and non-players shall not be on the field of play at the snap of the ball or during a live ball play. The sidelines on the chain crew side of the field, must be kept clear to allow freedom of movement for the chain crew and linesman (6 ft.) Why coaches should help?: better coverage, less chance of injury to all, pace of play, increased focus for officials How can coaches help? : get back coach, keep all players back, set up designated areas for subs, special teams etc.., stay behind the wing and off the field before snap ; others?
Advantage/Disadvantage Some penalties could be called on every play The flow of the game and all would be effected Calling a foul :point of attack, effect on the play May be a late flag – let play develop Examples : QB looks right, throws right, left split is held DLT is held as he sacks the QB USC and PFs (hitting a player out of the play, clips or safety issues must always be called) Following pages on unsportsmanlike conduct (USC)
More examples advantage/disadvantage End and db hand checking each other going out for a pass Db puts his hand out and end does not break stride to catch a pass * "Holding" should either gain an advantage, or somehow place an opponent at a disadvantage or restrict him (bear hug, grab and pull down, shoulder dip) Rec. o.b. comes back in and does not participate, qb sacked or throws to the other side Rec. just beyond the NZ pushes db creates separation, qb throws to other side (talk to) * Article on Holding, what are your keys?
Pass Interference Offense Blocking downfield before the ball has been touched (pick) Shoving or pushing off beyond the NZ creating separation Driving through a defender with established position Begin at the snap – end when B touches forward pass Defensive Arm bar – hold (restricting the end) Not playing the ball Playing through the back Hook and twist Cutoff Face guarding (hinders vision) Begin when ball in flight – end once forward pass touched by A or B
NOT Pass interference 2 players going for a ball and contact occurs – both have equal rights Feet getting tangled up, both players looking back at the ball and one or both fall to the ground Unless face guarding, contact and restriction needs to occur A contact foul away from the pass with no bearing on the play
SUMMARY A point of emphasis this year is sideline management Past several years : promoting good sportsmanship and player safety Most comments made today are accepted philosophies and mechanics used statewide