Light summary of differences for the LJ and HL with 7-man mechanics and whether playoffs are officiated differently than the regular season
Ryan Walters and Andy Hamilton talk about the off-season training meetings they have set up in Dayton and, next year, in Cincinnati.
We break down some definitions with Rule 2 that may be different from how you remember them - block in the back, clipping, invalid fair catch signal, force, and out of bounds
We play a couple of responses to the Des Moines episode and go over why we use a precise indicator like chains when all the actions up to that point, from setting the initial line to gain to spotting the ball, are imprecise.
A bonus episode portraying my thoughts regarding current incidents in Des Moines and West Memphis
Three scenarios: tack-on fouls, how the neutral zone matters for illegal forward passes and ineligible downfield players, and inadvertent whistles.
A pregame covering the primary responsibilities of the back judge with some play scenarios mixed in
Joey Garrison from Georgia joins to talk about when strange situations happen on routine plays
Review of the passing game and all of the elements within it
Review of a muffed kick with other shenanigans involved, multiple fouls when one occurs at the goal line, and principles on clock watching and hurdling
Overview of basic spots, all-but-one principle, running vs loose-ball plays, special enforcements - hopefully anything that involves fouls and penalties
Short discussion around the two types of calls that we make - those that are absolutes that we should all call the same and those that we all have varying concepts of
For this pregame episode, step into the thought process of a head linesman and a line judge during two plays.
Review of play scenarios including post-game recovery, horse-collar tackles (or not), fair catches that aren't, false starts that might be, and options on a couple of different penalty scenarios.
Pregame episodes take a single topic and dive into them. This episode is solely on free kicks.
Kicking off the start of football season with the first of many review episodes. Topics include players making themselves legal by going between the numbers between downs, goal line crashing by the wings, wings disagreeing on spots, getting turned around on punts when reporting fouls, unseen DPIs, and taking notes after games.
Andy from ZOOOM joins to talk about their video platform and how it is specifically designed for officials
Ron Wright joins from North Dakota to talk about rationale in when to throw a flag, safety fouls, and patience.
Brad and TJ from WMOA discuss changes they've made to evaluate and rate officials for assigning to games and how training plays into all of that as well
I break down the new rule change regarding the play clock including about 10 play scenarios and how to treat each one.
Lessons learned from the Sioux Empire Football Officials Clinic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Prior to heading to Sioux Empire Football Officials Clinic, I share some thoughts on how I'm preparing for the season and what some goals might be.
A blown situation leads to re-reading of the rule book and time to dig into game clock handling
Quick run through of the various formation rules and how some of the odd formations we see out there cause us to think through the rules.
Review of the new rule changes for 2019 - all except the 40-second play clock, which we'll cover in a future episode
Ken talks about the benefits of NASO membership from Referee magazine, liability insurance, an annual Sports Officiating Summit, and many other great assets.
Author Rick Hartzell and Editor Dave Simon talk about their book Whistle in a Haystack and how officiating can bring life lessons.
Tackling scenarios are the subject of the day regarding horse-collar, face tackling, and spearing.
Tyler Spear talks about free kick positioning and some momentum and onside kick scenarios
Mark Bradley joins to discuss punts and the various situations that can happen during a punt.
Dan Johnson joins to talk about some of the calls that a referee is responsible for and how to start thinking about those situations as a newer referee
This is a short episode transitioning to a slightly new format where we'll focus more on breaking down play scenarios packaged together.
Jeff Carnes from Gadsden, AL discusses importance of the definitions in Rule 2 and how they impact the rest of the rulebook.
Jason Carroll returns to talk about how he approached playoffs as a referee for a crew that went to a state championship game.
Scott Hanson talks about working in the Phoenix area, pick plays, safety, sportsmanship, and two books he has authored about Arizona history related to sports.
Josh Canales from Bakersfield, CA talks about the pregames he's been in and those he's run, what is important to cover, and whether having pop quizzes during the pregame is useful. Starting this week, each podcast will contain about 10 minutes of reading from the rule book at the end, just in case you want another way to consume the rule book. In this episode, we start with Rule 2.
Will Prewitt, a high school official of 22 years and commissioner of the Great American Conference, talks about his time with the NCAA rules committee. We also talk about the mindset of how to handle officiating controversy in public.
Tim Kiefer, founder of MIBTOnline.com, describes how the virtual association within MIBTOnline reviews plays on a weekly basis during the season and helps with preparation in the offseason.
Orrin Anderson, Director of the Sioux Empire Football Officials Clinic, comes by to talk about the Clinic, held June 24th and 25th, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Mike Bezner with the Big Sky Conference and Portland Football Officials Association discusses various stages of training they go through in their association and we talk officiating philosophies.
Hosts of the Rule 11 podcast, Tyler and Dwayne, join to talk about their start as officials, how they got their podcast started, and camps to consider.