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2014 head coaches meeting 14 July 19, 2014,. FOOTBALL STAFF 2014 FOOTBALL COMMISSIONER CLYDE OLSON ASST. FOOTBALL COMMISSIONER RICH STAKLINSKI ALL STAR.

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1 2014 head coaches meeting 14 July 19, 2014,

2 FOOTBALL STAFF 2014 FOOTBALL COMMISSIONER CLYDE OLSON ASST. FOOTBALL COMMISSIONER RICH STAKLINSKI ALL STAR COORDINATOR LOU MONTANARO FOOTBALL PLAYOFF & SUPPORT OPERATIONS STAFF DOUG HILL AL HOVERSON PAT REILLY DIVISION COMMISSIONERS ROB FISCHER & MIKE McCLELLAN DENNIS LARSEN & BOB COATES PAUL LOSEWICZ & GEORGE LORD GREG PROTT & JOHN AUMACK RALPH FIERRO & CRAIG SPIRKO FLAG COMMISSIONER JOE SANTOMARCO

3 NJFOA PHIL SENECKE NJAYF HEAD OFFICIAL/NJFOA PRESIDENT TONY SALERNO NJFOA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER

4 CLYDE OLSON NJAYF FOOTBALL COMMISSIONER

5 Topics Responsibility Starts and Ends With You! Sideline Demeanor Officials Phone Calls To League On GameDay Knowledge and Enforcement of Scale Rules

6 SEASON CALENDAR GOOGLE CALENDAR ON

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10 AYF DIVISIONS DivisionAgeStripped WeightEquip AllowTotal Dressed Cadet8 & 9 Yr Olds109 Lbs Lbs Cadet O/L10 Year Olds89 Lbs+594 Lbs Junior PW 10 & Under119 Lbs Lbs Junior PW O/L11 Year Olds99 Lbs+5104 Lbs Pee Wee11 & Under134 Lbs+5139 Lbs Pee Wee O/L12 Year Olds114 Lbs+5119 Lbs Jr Midget12 & Under149 Lbs+6155 Lbs Jr Midget O/L13 Year Olds129 Lbs+6135 Lbs Age Cut off is 7/31/2013 For ALL Divisions Except 8th Grade Unlimited. All Weights are without Shoulder Pads, Rib Guards, & Helmets. 14U/8 th Grade AA8 th Grade & Under11,12,13, & 14 14U/8 th GRADE Cut Off Date 12/31/2013 Cannot Turn 15 Before 12/31/14

11 HOST SITES 2014 Semi - Finals 11/09/14 Holmdel Hornets – Holmdel High School Brick Dragons – Drum Point Sports Complex JSAYF Championship Games 11/16/14 Rumson Bulldogs – Rumson-Fairhaven High School All Star Games 11/23-30/14 Ocean Spartans – Ocean Township High School

12 CADETS AMERICANPATRIOTUNITED FREEHOLDBRICKLONG BRANCH HUNTERDONBRICK MEMORIALMIDDLETOWN MANALAPANHOWELLRED BANK MATAWANJACKSONBERKELEY NEPTUNETR INDIANSTR ANGELS RIVER PLAZATR RAIDERSHOWELL 2 WALL

13 2014 NJAYF JR PEE WEE 1HAZLET1HOLMDEL1FORDS 2KEANSBURG2LONG BRANCH2FREEHOLD 3KENILWORTH3MARLBORO3HUNTERDON 4KEYPORT4MIDDLETOWN4MANALAPAN 5MANVILLE5OCEAN5MATAWAN 6MIDDLESEX6RED BANK6NEPTUNE 7 MORGAN- PARLIN7RUMSON7PLAINFIELD 8ROSELLE PARK8SHORE8RIVER PLAZA 9 ST BARTS PATRIOTNATIONAL 1BRICK MEMORIAL1BARNEGAT 2HOWELL2BERKLEY 3JACKSON3LACEY 4MANCHESTER4PINELANDS 5TR INDIANS5POINT PLEASANT 6TR RAIDERS6SOUTHERN 7WALL7TR ANGELS 8COLTS NECK CONSTITUTIONLIBERTYAMERICAN

14 2014 NJAYF PEE WEE 1HAZLET1HOLMDEL1FORDS 2KENILWORTH2LONG BRANCH2FREEHOLD 3KEYPORT3MARLBORO3HUNTERDON 4MANVILLE4MIDDLETOWN4MANALAPAN 5MIDDLESEX5OCEAN5MATAWAN 6 MORGAN- PARLIN6RED BANK6NEPTUNE 7ST BARTS7SHORE7PLAINFIELD 8RIVER PLAZA PATRIOTNATIONAL 1BRICK1JACKSON 2 2BRICK MEMORIAL2BERKLEY 3HOWELL3LACEY 4JACKSON4PINELANDS 5MANCHESTER5POINT PLEASANT 6TR INDIANS6MANASQUAN 7TR RAIDERS7TR ANGELS 8 WALL CONSTITUTIONLIBERTYAMERICAN

15 2014 JUNIOR MIDGETS LIBERTYAMERICANPATRIOT HOLMDELFORDSBRICK LONG BRANCHFREEHOLDBRICK MEMORIAL MIDDLETOWNMATAWANHOWELL OCEANMANALAPANJACKSON RED BANKNEPTUNETR RAIDERS RUMSONJACKSON 2SOUTHERN SHOREBERKELEYPOINT PLEASANT MIDDELSEXBERKELEYCOLTS NECK

16 U/8 TH GRADE AA AMERICAN/ LIBERTY CONSTITUTION/ NATIONALPATRIOT MIDDLETOWNKEANSBURGBRICK FORDSKENILWORTHBRICK MEMORIAL FREEHOLDKEYPORTJACKSON MATAWANMORGAN PARLINMANCHESTER NEPTUNEROSELLE PARKTR INDIANS RIVER PLAZAHOWELLTR RAIDERS SOUTHERNTR ANGELSWALL HAZLET

17 FOOTBALL RULES TITLE 3 SECTION 3.8

18 3:18.0 MANDATORY PLAY RULE Every player eligible to participate at game time must participate in the game and specifically must participate in a minimum of six (6) plays from the line of scrimmage; except for the Mitey-Mite division whose participants must have a minimum of twelve (12) plays from scrimmage. A play shall not count toward fulfillment of the MPR if the play results in a penalty which causes the down to be replayed. All players shall be provided their mandatory plays by participation in “active” plays, without the intent to minimize the action or integrity of the plays. Plays such as, but not limited to, having the center snap the ball to the quarterback who then falls to the ground, or “takes a knee”, while substitutes are playing the other positions, shall not be considered as “active” plays. Extra points and kick-offs do not count to satisfy the “plays from scrimmage” clause in this rule. Unless a stricter rule is put into place by National, the following guide shall be used to determine the exact minimum number of players eligible at game time. Quarterback sneaks and the like shall be considered violations of this point of this rule. All timed downs, including punts and punt returns count toward mpr requirements. # of PlayersMin # PlaysMM Plays 16U For national competitions, per the AYF rulebook the following should be required: # of Players Min # Plays

19 3:18.1 MANDATORY PLAY-RULE – IMPLEMENTATION All participants must have their mandatory plays by the end of the third quarter or must start the fourth quarter, and they shall remain on the field until they have received their minimum mandated plays. If 12 or more players have not received their mandated plays by the start of the 4th quarter, game will be over by forfeit. 3:18.2 MANDATORY PLAY RULE – DENIAL OF GUARANTEED PLAY The right of each participant to guaranteed playing time can be denied by a Franchise/team for disciplinary reasons and provided that they are the result of violations of published rules such as, attendance, scholastic or disciplinary problems in school or as a team member. The guaranteed playing time of a participant can be denied for medical reasons and as the result of injury during a game. A parent may also request that their child not be allowed to participate however, this request must be in writing. When a participant is denied their right to play in a game, this information must be noted on the MPR roster and the opposing team notified during the pre-game weigh-in. Further, the Franchise must notify parents of this action prior to game-time unless it occurs during the game. 3:18.3 MANDATORY PLAY RULE – NOTIFICATION REQUIRED COACHES - It shall be the responsibility of the Franchise President to inform and instill upon each coach the provision of the Mandatory Play Rule prior to their appointment. PARTICIPANTS – This rule must be explained to all participants, telling them that if a coach is wrapped up in a game and loses track of their playing time, they should politely remind the coach that they need plays. Further it is recommended that coaches and participants practice interacting with the MPR Monitors as they go into and out of the game, so that plays are recorded properly. PARENTS – At parents meetings, through written communication and in all published program rules, Franchises must advise parents of provisions of the Mandatory Play Rule. If parents believe that their child has not received his or her guaranteed playing time, they must have an opportunity to be heard and register their complaint with the Head Coach and the Franchise Board of Directors. If the matter cannot be remedied at the Franchise level, parents shall then be directed to send a letter to the NJAYF for their investigation and disposition of the matter. PA SYSTEM – At all games where there is a PA System in use, the provisions of the Mandatory Play Rule must again be explained to all spectators and fans, at all games. 3:18.4 MANDATORY PLAY RULE – ROSTERS AND MONITORS ROSTERS - A MPR Roster shall be designed and distributed by the Executive Board annually. The roster shall be completed in the very same manner as the Official Team Roster, and shall contain the jersey number and name of each participant. Players shall be listed on the MPR Roster in numerical order. There shall also be a column or spaces provided to accommodate those participants who for medical, disciplinary, tardiness at weigh-in, ineligibility or scholastic reason, are not being permitted to play. Also if a player is injured during the course of the game, this must be recorded as well. MONITORS - Each Franchise team shall appoint two responsible adults to serve as MPR Monitors per game. It is recommended that those serving in this capacity are familiar with the team’s players and if possible, this person should be a permanent part of the team. One monitor will work the home sideline and monitor his own team, while the other monitor will work the visiting sideline and monitor the opposing team. During the game, monitors shall record the number of plays run by each participant. Once a player has attained their mandatory requirements, there is no need to continue monitoring that player. Monitors shall notify the Head coach of each team, at the close of the third quarter of those players that have not received their required plays and the monitor must remind him again just before the start of the fourth quarter, when all players that do not have their plays must start.

20 Monitors are not to coach or signal plays and anyone caught doing so will be ejected from the game by game officials. Monitors have free run of the sidelines, but may not stay in the team coaches’ box. Should it be determined that they are being used by team officials for other than their intended responsibilities on the sidelines, the Franchise shall be charged with cheating and the monitor removed. Each of the 2 completed MPR sheets will be signed by each Franchise Monitor with each monitor taking a copy for his team’s file. The two signed sheets (one each home and visiting team) shall be kept on file according to franchise procedures and league instructions. Monitors are instructed not to sign the MPR Roster if he/she feels there are any unresolved discrepancies. 3:18.5 MANDATORY PLAY RULE – MAINTENANCE OF MPR RECORDS All MPR Rosters are the property of the NJAYF and shall not be destroyed for a period of ninety days. They must be maintained on file by each franchise and in the event a complaint is filed for alleged violation of the Mandatory Play Rule, these records must be made available to the Hearing Authority; Failure to comply with this section shall result in a finding against the Franchise for intentionally violating the Mandatory Play Rule. 3:18.6 MANDATORY PLAY RULE – PENALTIES Franchise teams found to have violated the Mandatory Play Rule shall forfeit that game. In finding a violation, coaches may be suspended from two games to one full year, or they may be placed on probation for an indeterminate period of time, by the Hearing Authority. Participants who were denied their guaranteed playing time must start in a minimum of two of the next scheduled games and must be allowed double the maximum number of plays allotted for those games, In other words, if at game time, players must receive 8 plays, then the offended player receives double or 16 plays during that game as well. The NJAYF Football Commissioner will notify the next two opponents to inform them of this ruling. 3:19.0 LOPSIDED RULE –Score Differential & Game Procedures An intentionally run-up score occurs when a team continues to pour it on even after the game is in their favor and far out of reach for their opponents. Coaches who practice this are to be disciplined by the local Conference/Association. AYF considers this type of coaching contrary to its purposes. The NJAYF lopsided score rule is 4 touchdowns or 30 points, whichever comes first. Once the score differential reaches 4 touchdowns or 30 points, the game clock will become a running clock. Once the game clock becomes a running clock it can only be stopped for injuries, official or team time outs. It will be the losing team’s preference as to whether they will receive a normal kickoff or they may choose to take the ball on their own 40 yard line. The winning team is prohibited from running any misdirection, counter, reverses or “trick plays” of any kind, or any play that has been consistently run with success during the game. Skill position starts must be replaced whenever possible. Conferences and Associations cannot limit the winning team to only running between the tackles. Mandatory plays must be completed regardless of the score or game clock. If the winning team does not complete their required mandatory plays, the full force of the mandatory play rules will be in effect.

21 3:19.1 LOPSIDED RULE – Obligation to the Mandatory Play Rule Franchise teams are obligated to “Mandatory Play Rule” while playing under the provisions of the lopsided rule. 3:19.2 LOPSIDED RULE – MITEY MITE DIVISON Lopsided rules in 3:19.0 apply to the Mitey mite division with the exception of the # of touchdowns and # of points. The NJAYF mitey mite lopsided score rule is 4 touchdowns or 24 points, whichever comes first. All other rules apply. 3:19.3 LOPSIDED RULE – INVESTIGATION OF POSSIBLE INFRACTIONS AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS Anytime a Franchise team wins a game by a scoring differential in excess of 36 points, or should it be determined that over a period of time, that a pattern has been developed whereby the same team is constantly winning by an excessive scoring differential: the Sgt-at-Arms shall automatically be charged with an initial investigation to ascertain that all of the provision of the lopsided rule have been complied. In any investigation, the Sgt.-at-Arms and Football Commissioner shall determine whether or not both “The Spirit of the Rule” and the letter of the rule have been met. In a possible hearing, the Hearing Authority shall make this determination in considering the matter before them. Franchises shall provide proof of rule compliance or those found to have violated the rule, the absolute minimum penalty to be imposed shall be the suspension of the Head coach for not less than two weeks, inclusive of two games and the Franchise shall be fined not less than $500.00, with no fine reduction waiver or revocation. 3:19.4 LOPSIDED RULE – NOTIFICATION REQUIRED All of the provision of “Mandatory Play Rule Notification Required,” shall also apply to this section and franchises shall be required to give the same type of detailed notification.

22 PLAYOFFS

23 PLAYOFF BRACKETS TO BE POSTED ON WEBSITE MID AUGUST

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25 2013 AYF NATIONAL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Division 2 Bracket Big East Region D2 Representative Will be JS Overall Champion CADET JUNIOR PEE WEE PEE WEE JUNIOR MIDGET 8 th GRADE ALL AMERICAN

26 Schedule: 12/7-12/13/13 AYF Championship Games at Austin Tindall Park

27 ALL-STAR PROTOCOL Lou Montanaro

28 CONFERENCE ONLY ALL-STAR INFORMATION A North vs South type Conference All-Star Game will be played on the weekend following the JSAYF Championship weekend. Games for 2013 will be played on Sunday November 24 th or December 1 st, at Toms River HS East. All-Star games will be played on all Competitive levels. “Conference Only” All-Star team will be coached by runner up staff from Championship games. If that staff declines, team with next best record can coach the team. NO additional staff can be added to the All-Star roster. Winning staff can not coach team because they are going to AYF Nationals in Florida. AFTER WEEK 6 Each team will nominate/submit no more than 2 players from each level Cadet-8 th Grade AA. 1 Lineman and 1 Skilled player only. Additionally teams will submit an alternate lineman and skilled player. Example – A player from team X can not participate, the alternate from team X will be contacted. If a particular level is short with players, additional players may be added by the JS All Star coordinator/committee. Definition of lineman for all star purposes – a player that never gets the glory, no chance of getting in the end zone, not a tight end, not a player that runs the ball on O and plays NT on D. A true OL/DL. AN UPDATED ASSOCIATION ALL STAR PROTOCOL IS DUE TO THE ALL STAR COORDINATOR BY AUG 15 TH. Submissions will need to be ed to MS Word format to Association President has final word on submission of All-Stars. Each Association will handle any and all disputes that arise in regard to choosing All-Stars. Association President will formally submit chosen players on Monday after week 6 games. (A form will be provided) JSAYF will not entertain submissions from coaches, or parents. For 2013 an All Star Committee will consist of up to 6 coaches from around the league, 3 from the North and 3 from the South. Non-Agenda coaches should speak to me ASAP to be considered

29 8 th GRADE CONFERENCE ALL-STARS Practice for All-Star games can commence on the Monday following championship weekend. 12 minute quarters will remain in effect In season practice times will be enforced. 22 different players must start the game. (O/D/KO/RET) Every opportunity must be made that players DO NOT play both ways. No Blitzing will permitted – Don’t blame the player! MPR’s will be enforced DO NOT ASK FOR ADDITONAL KIDS TO BE ADDED TO YOUR TEAM!

30 8 th GRADE ALL STARS THAT COMPETE AT AYF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Each 8 th grade AA team will submit no more than 4 players of “All Star Caliber” to compete in mid October skills combine. Location to be determined. ONLY 8 th graders will compete for a spot on the 8 th grade All-Star team that will travel to AYF Nationals in December. The “Best of the Best” will be selected to represent NJAYF in a National Tournament in December in Florida. Special consideration will be given to Kickers and Long Snappers above and beyond the 4 selected players if needed. Junior Midget players will be hand selected by the 8 th Grade All Star committee. There is no guarantee that any Junior Midget will be asked to attend the combine. Players that are in High School are not permitted to play in either All-Star game. 8 th graders that are selected AND THEN win the 8 th Grade AA Championship will be recognized as an All- Star but will be removed from the All-Star roster to play in the AYF National Championship with his team in Florida the same week. Please keep in mind that there is a financial commitment associated with being selected to the travel All-Star team, this goes for players and coaches. This must be discussed with potential All-Stars prior to the October combine. A breakdown of approximate costs will be announced at a later date. 8 th Grade AA All-Star team will be selected by the All-Star committee Applications for the All Star Coaching Staff are due back to Lou Montanaro no later than 9/1/13 Players will need to provide their own equipment. Game Jersey and game pants will be provided NJAYF There will be a $125 All Star Commitment fee due at the mandatory All Star Parent meeting. NJAYF associations are encouraged to cover the fee for their participants, this is just suggestion, and mandatory.


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