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Forum: Football Fri Aug 07, 2015, 08:21am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By Forksref
What a waste of time. In our state the only...

What a waste of time. In our state the only coach required to take the rules test is the head coach. And he is not required to PASS it. If he wants to waste a timeout on a conference, fine. The...
Forum: Football Mon Aug 03, 2015, 09:21am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,473
Posted By Forksref
In ND we get 77 for a varsity. In SD, for...

In ND we get 77 for a varsity.

In SD, for varsity, they raised it to $100 to make it more attractive. I'd be interested to see if it works.
Forum: Football Mon Aug 03, 2015, 09:19am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,473
Posted By Forksref
http://www.grandforksherald.com/sports/local-sport...

http://www.grandforksherald.com/sports/local-sports/3809466-declining-involvement-calling-games-has-officials-concerned...
Forum: General / Off-Topic Thu Jul 16, 2015, 09:34am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,016
Posted By Forksref
Hall of Fame

Do any of you have a Hall of Fame for officials? We are starting one and are looking for information such as criteria, awards, etc.

Thanks

Norm Dutot
Valley Officials Association
...
Forum: Football Wed Oct 08, 2014, 10:09am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,991
Posted By Forksref
Our problem is 3 sets of rules: Friday, Saturday...

Our problem is 3 sets of rules: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And Friday's games are not on TV. Thus, an ignorant public and coaches.
Forum: Football Wed Oct 08, 2014, 10:06am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,518
Posted By Forksref
For a catch the receiver must survive contact and...

For a catch the receiver must survive contact and the ground.
Forum: Football Tue Oct 07, 2014, 10:38am
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By Forksref
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: Football Tue Oct 07, 2014, 10:37am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,946
Posted By Forksref
amen!

amen!
Forum: Football Sat Oct 04, 2014, 06:48am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,954
Posted By Forksref
About 5 years ago, our association decided to...

About 5 years ago, our association decided to standardize our unofficial signals. This helps when we have crew members fill in on other crews. It has worked pretty well, but it is most important...
Forum: Football Sat Oct 04, 2014, 06:43am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,227
Posted By Forksref
We do not use the definitions in rule 2 to call...

We do not use the definitions in rule 2 to call fouls. We use the definitions within the foul descriptions, in this case rule 9-4-3. If you believe there should be a foul called in this situation,...
Forum: Football Sat Oct 04, 2014, 06:28am
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By Forksref
In 5-man, in some situations, you will give up...

In 5-man, in some situations, you will give up something to cover something else. In all of our kicking PAT situations, we put the U and BJ under the uprights so that our wings "stay home." With...
Forum: Football Thu Oct 02, 2014, 07:39am
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By Forksref
Football Officiating Class

Next year I will be teaching a football officiating class at our university.

Are you aware of any classes being taught at schools in your area? I am looking for contact people so I can discuss...
Forum: Football Sat Sep 27, 2014, 08:27pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,182
Posted By Forksref
In ND: $74 game fee for each official, 56...

In ND: $74 game fee for each official, 56 cents/mile for the driver, 6 cents per mile for each rider (not the driver) if the round trip is more than 100 miles.

So, your trip would be $86 for...
Forum: Football Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:27pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,227
Posted By Forksref
There are a couple of applicable fouls that may...

There are a couple of applicable fouls that may be used here: 9-4-3b (charge into an opponent who is obviously out of the play or after the ball is clearly dead). This is not a new section of the...
Forum: Football Mon Sep 22, 2014, 08:26am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By Forksref
Where did you find the 1.8? I contend that all...

Where did you find the 1.8? I contend that all coaches, at every level, should be required to take the rules test and pass it. Then, they would be issued a card verifying such. At pre-game with...
Forum: Football Sat Sep 20, 2014, 08:24am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,444
Posted By Forksref
Funny, we've heard that this year too. Our...

Funny, we've heard that this year too. Our interpretation, after conferring with NCAA guys too, is that the runner would have to deliver a blow with the arm. "Stiff" means it is just that, not...
Forum: Football Wed Sep 17, 2014, 12:22pm
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By Forksref
This is why ALL crew members must be sharp on the...

This is why ALL crew members must be sharp on the rules. Don't rely on the WH all the time.

Also, this is a situation where if the coaches made an effort to learn the rules, they could have...
Forum: Football Tue Sep 09, 2014, 10:03pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By Forksref
The state requires only the head coach to take...

The state requires only the head coach to take the rules test and he is NOT required to pass it. I wonder how the many other coaches in the district get information regarding rules changes, etc. I...
Forum: Football Sun Sep 07, 2014, 02:48pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By Forksref
Total lack of class on Haden's part. I lost a lot...

Total lack of class on Haden's part. I lost a lot of respect for him.

Now, we are faced with the possibility of HS AD's doing something stupid like that.
Forum: Football Wed Aug 27, 2014, 09:39pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By Forksref
Here we go again.

First game last night. Runner on the ground gets nailed late. I flag for PF. Coach says, "You can't call that. He didn't hit him with the helmet." That's another one for the book I am going to...
Forum: Football Mon Aug 25, 2014, 01:04pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By Forksref
AFTER the game.

AFTER the game.
Forum: Football Mon Aug 25, 2014, 01:00pm
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By Forksref
I think the defenseless player is a "you have to...

I think the defenseless player is a "you have to be there" judgment. Focus is a key word there. I usually think of the player who is 20 yds behind a long return and get lit up. We've always...
Forum: Football Fri Aug 22, 2014, 06:10am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,702
Posted By Forksref
In our state, ND, only the head coach is required...

In our state, ND, only the head coach is required to take the test and he is not required to pass it. Thus, we have a pretty low requirement and it shows when we have coaches complaining about rules...
Forum: Football Thu Sep 26, 2013, 10:25am
Replies: 65
Views: 3,345
Posted By Forksref
The purpose of the rule? Adults in a learning...

The purpose of the rule? Adults in a learning environment such as a school setting, should be exhibiting good health practices. If we don't allow it in the school building then we should not allow...
Forum: Football Mon Sep 23, 2013, 09:22am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,995
Posted By Forksref
Reggie Bush play: definitely a foul. In HS...

Reggie Bush play: definitely a foul.

In HS ball, if the player is ONLY contacting the runner and pushing him it is a foul. I've called it twice from my WH position.

Can anyone tell me if it...
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