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Rock Valley Sports Officials Association
BEFORE THE SEASON STARTS Register at www.Gotofficials.comwww.Gotofficials.com “MUST” be a licensed w/IHSA (sport: FB) RVOA website Pay RVOA membership dues - $40 Order your required Equipment & uniform Attend remaining classroom training dates Attend on-Field training – 2 required Read the Rules/Part 2 Definitions Crew & game assignments
IHSA Test & Rules Video Part I Exam – Available 8/12 – 9/16/14 –Print out test and complete –We will review questions & answers on 8/25 meeting. Rules Video – Available 8/12 – 9/16/14
Classroom Training 2014 REMAINING MEETING DATES: August 11, 18, 25 @ RVC, Bldg. PEC Room 0202 September – TBD Special Guest Speakers Confirmed: Tony Lombardo / NCAA Div. I – Monday, 8/18 –DPI/OPI
On-Field Training Dates List on www.rvofficials.com – Sign-up!www.rvofficials.com Wednesday, 8/6– Harlem HS (N. Field @ 5:30pm) Thursday, 8/7 – Harlem HS (N. Field @ 5:30pm) Friday, 8/8 – Rockton Family Sports Complex @ 5pm Saturday, 8/9 – Genoa Middle School @ 9am (4 games) Tuesday, 8/12 – Belvidere Central Middle School @ 6pm (2 games)
Mentors Your crew chief in all cases is your assigned mentor, though feel free to contact either one of the members below: 1.Pete Ducato 2.Dan Pritchard 3.Eric Cunningham 4.Todd Carlson
Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations 2014 NFHS Football Rules Changes
Forward Progress Forward progres is a definition that must be applied on virtually every play. Rule 2-15-1 says it is the end of advancement of the ball towards the opponent's goal. Barring an inadvertent whistle or the runner’s helmet coming off, the runner’s advancement can end four ways: 1.He is down by rule; 2.His forward progress is stopped; 3.He steps out of bounds; or 4.He loses possession either by handing, passing, or kicking the ball (voluntary), or by fumbling (involuntary).
Forward Progress The runner may lower his head when contacted to gain yardage, but he cannot use his head to butt, ram or punish an opponent. The illegal helmet contact rules apply equally to all players. The runner may also ward off would-be tacklers, but he cannot kick them or otherwise deliver a blow. The runner may stiff arm and use a hand on an opponent’s helmet or face mask but just like any other player, he cannot grasp or pull the tackler’s face mask. The hand must be open and in advance of the elbow. Also, the runner cannot butt or ram opponents using his helmet as a weapon.
Inbound Plays Although running plays are easier to deal with than passing plays, difficulties arise if you don’t have a consistent methodology for determining the forward progress spot. When the runner gets “lost” in a cluster of linemen in the middle of the field, it can be difficult to determine the exact forward progress spot. When the runner’s voluntary movement is stopped, the whistle should be blown. Remember on some occasions, defenders will relax when they hear the whistle while the runner fights on, giving the ppearance of a premature whistle.
Sideline Plays If the runner steps out of bounds, the forward progress spot is the foremost point of the ball when the runner touches the ground out of bounds. That applies regardless of whether the ball is held inside or outside the sideline. For tackles near the sideline, determining the forward progress spot can be challenging. If the runner’s forward progress spot is stopped in the field of play, even if he is subsequently thrown out of bounds, the clock is not stopped, but if he went out of bounds before his forward progress was stopped, the clock is STOPPED.
Forward Progress POE Position yourself off the field On every play know your down & distance signal and confirm verbally with your crew. No need to run into the field of play on every play. Come in and sell your call on close first downs and goal line plays, typically 10 yards and in. Get to that goal line and work backwards. Square off ALL plays! Never turn your back to the field of play & players! After each play confirm down with crew. Punch back only for players off the LOS, we don’t punch forward for being on. Don’t coach kids, they are either on or off. After ball becomes dead, watch players!