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Old Wed Sep 14, 2011, 01:21pm
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Originally Posted by HLin NC View Post
I'm quoting the rule because it IS possible to communicate between downs so thus coming by the sideline to get guidance would be ok. However we all know he can't call timeout to go consult. I don't know too may WH's that that once the captain is in his presence and the options are being explained, it would be too late to then go over to the sideline to ask. The WH is going to want an answer. Unless the captain can look over and read lips or hear them screaming, he's locked in.

Maybe I should have typed more the first time.
Must be different in your area. I know no WH's that are going to force a kid to make a call without getting input from the coach. Never have. I grant that it's frustrating to watch them yell back and forth sometimes - but I cannot recall EVER seeing a WH cut off this conversation and demand an answer. I think it's foolish to do so as well. No one is saying let them go to the sideline...
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