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A pregame episode about substitutions and the rules surrounding it.
Review of 8-2-5 and how it defines force, safety, touchback, and the momentum exception
The fall of 2020 will bring new challenges to us. Be prepared for differences ahead of time in order to put your best foot forward.
I cover the why of 1) HL staying on LOS on punts, 2) working only your zone, 3) wings keying on inside WR while BJ keys on outside, and 4) why BJ has whistle on FG and R has whistle on tries (depending on your crew/association)
Dr Bruce Maurer, Director of Officiating Development for Ohio High School Athletic Association, discusses the origins of the Gold Book and what benefits it brings to officials in Ohio
Zooom has put together officiating course for football and baseball, and are working on softball, basketball, and volleyball.
A quick rundown of the 2020 rule changes. Overall, a fairly easy year for changes.
Dave Purvis, Tony Rieck, and Rick Miller talk about starting virtual meetings for their association and inviting others outside the association for other perspectives
George Demetriou, author of The Redding Study Guide to NFHS Football, talks about trick plays and the principles and rules around them.
Michael Ryckman from the Sunshine Football Officials Association discusses their move to virtual meetings to train new officials and to hold board meetings and other trainings
Chad Young, creator of the Official's Journal, talks about logging games to help officials improve
Tim Kiefer with MIBT Online discusses the training offered there, including training for Illinois state certification and the annual Bill Lemonnier video.
Five play scenarios, answered and explained by the listeners, including kicking, out of bounds, sideline interference and more.
Mike Johnson from the Berks County chapter in Pennsylvania talks about deep wings and how they manage their six-man crew.
Andrew McGrath from GACFOC talks about what the goal of the GACFOC is and also talks a bit about NCAA and NFL replay
David Sheldon from Zebra Books, LLC discusses what officials should think about when tax season comes and what they should be tracking during the year
LD and Mike from southern Oklahoma talk about headset and the information they use it for as well as the radio show they have during the season discussing rule questions from the public
Jeff Grainger from CFOA talks about the umpire position and the different approach to the game that it entails.
With the year starting off, it's time to review a number of ways you can keep sharp in the offseason - no matter what type of learner you are.
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