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  • FOOTBALLOFFICIATINGAXIOMSANDPHILOSOPHIES

  • OFFICIATINGAXIOMS

    WEWANTQUALITYFOULS,SEEEVERYTHINGYOUCALL,BUTDONTCALLEVERYTHINGYOUSEE,NOTECHNICALFOULS,LETEMPLAY.

    DONTREACHFORYOURFLAGUNLESSYOUINTENDTODROPIT.GETANUMBERANDKEEPOFFICIATING.WHENYOUPUTYOURFLAGONTHEFIELD,YOURINTEGRITYISLINKEDTOIT.

    ALWAYSSEETHEBALLBEFOREYOUBLOWYOURWHISTLE.

  • OFFICIATINGAXIOMS

    BEAGREAT DEADBALLOFFICIAL. BEDELIBERATEWHENRULINGONAFUMBLEANDGETABEANBAGDOWN.

    CRISPBALLMOVEMENT,NOCOMMITTEEMEETINGS,NOWALKINGONTHEFIELD.

    COUNTPLAYERSEVERY DOWN. EXCELLENTCOMMUNICATIONSWITHCOACHES,PLAYERSANDOTHEROFFICIALS.COURTESYALWAYS.

  • OFFICIATINGAXIOMS

    IFYOUMISSONE,DONTLOOKBACK.WEMUSTALWAYSBEREADYFORTHENEXTONE.

    CONCENTRATION.GIVEEVERYTHINGYOUHAVEONEVERYPLAYFOR48MINUTES,THATSALL(OREXTRAPERIODSIFREQUIRED).

    USEPREVENTATIVEOFFICIATINGWHENNEEDED.

  • OFFICIATINGAXIOMS

    DISPLAYINTEGRITY,COURAGE,ANDPOISE.LETTHETIGHTSITUATIONSREVEALYOURTRUECHARACTER.

    BEMENTALLYANDPHYSICALLYPREPAREDTOWORKTHEGAME.

    ANDABOVEALLELSE,KEEPHUSTLING!

  • WHENINDOUBT.

    INCOMPLETEPASSORFUMBLEINCOMPLETEPASS

    FORWARDORBACKWARDPASSFORWARDPASS

    KICKORPASSTOUCHEDORNOTTOUCHEDNOTTOUCHED

    PASSERFORWARDPASSORFUMBLEFORWARDPASS

  • WHENINDOUBT..

    CATCHORNOCATCHNOCATCH

    TOUCHBACKORSAFETYTOUCHBACK

    SAFETYOROUTOFENDZONEOUTOFENDZONE

    TOUCHDOWNORSHORTSHORT

  • WHENINDOUBT..

    SCOREORNOSCORENOSCORE

    FUMBLEORDOWN/DEADFUMBLE

    HELMETONOROFFOFF

    ACCIDENTALORINTENTIONALCONTACTACCIDENTAL

  • WHENINDOUBT..

    ACCIDENTALORINTENTIONALTOUCHINGACCIDENTAL

    ACCIDENTALORINTENTIONALKICKINGACCIDENTAL

    LEGALBLOCKORCLIPLEGAL

    BLOCKABOVEORBELOWWAISTABOVE

  • WHENINDOUBT..

    5YARDOR15YARDFACEMASK15

    ROUGHINGORRUNNINGINTOKICKER/HOLDER

    ROUGHING

    Andremember..

  • WHENINDOUBT..

    "WHENINDOUBT"DOESNOTMEAN"WHENIT'SCLOSE"

  • SPECIFICPHILOSOPHIES

    CATCHBYAIRBORNEPLAYER

    Anairbornereceiverintheprocessofcatchingaliveballinflightwhohasfirstcontactedthegroundinboundsbutwho,asaresultofhisownmomentumoractions,orasaresultofcontactbyanotherplayerorofficial,isfallingtowardthegroundmustsecurelymaintainpossessionoftheballuponhittingthegroundinordertocompletethecatch.

  • SPECIFICPHILOSOPHIES

    WRISTANDANKLETOUCHINGGROUND

    Thewristorankleareconsideredpartofthehandorfoot.Theirtouchingthegrounddoesnotcausetherunnertobedownanddoesnotcausetheballinplayerpossessiontobecomedead.

  • SPECIFICPHILOSOPHIES

    FREEKICKLINESANDENCROACHMENT

    TeamK'srestraininglineononsideandshortpoochkickoffsshouldbeofficiatedasaplane,andofficialsshouldpenalizeanyplayerotherthanthekickerorholderbreakingtheplanebeforetheballiskicked.Ondeepnormalkickoffs,officialsshouldnotbeastechnical.

  • SPECIFICPHILOSOPHIES

    MOVEMENTBYBACKSPRESNAP

    Aplayerlinedupinthebackfieldwhoquicklyandabruptlymovesforwardfromastationarypositionsimulatingactionatthesnaphascommittedadeadballfoulforafalsestart.

    Aplayerwhoisinmotionbehindthelineofscrimmagewhoturnstowardthelineearlyandcontinuestomovingforwardatthesnaphascommittedaliveballfoulforillegalmotion.

  • SPECIFICPHILOSOPHIESALIGNMENTOFLINEMENANDRECEIVERS

    Officialsshouldworktomaketheoffensivelinelegal.

    Widereceiversorslotbackslinedupoutsidethetightendshouldbeconsideredonthelineofscrimmageandcoveringatightendonlyifthereisno"stagger"betweenthem.Thecoverageshouldbeconsideredlegalifofficialscanseesuchastaggertotheformation.Officialsshouldnotbetootechnicalinjudgingtheformation.Ifareceiverisontheline,hascoveredupatightend,andtheofficialcannotfindaclearstagger,boththereceiverandthetightendshouldbeconsideredontheline.

    Officialsshouldtrytoruleinterioroffensivelinemenlegallyonthelineunlessitisclearlyobviousthataplayerislinedupbehindthesnapper.Officialsshouldworktocommunicatewiththeplayerandcoachaboutthiswithoutcallingafoulearlyinthegame.However,whenanoffensiveplayerislinedupwithhisheadclearlybehindthesnapper(space/daylight),theplayerisofftheline,andaliveballfoulshouldbecalledwithoutwarningifthisresultsinanillegalformation.

  • SPECIFICPHILOSOPHIES

    INTENTIONALGROUNDING

    Apasserwho,whileunderduress,startshisforwardpassthrowingmotionandisthereaftercontactedbyadefenderbeforetheballleaveshishandmaynothavecommittedintentionalgroundingbecausethecontactmayhaveaffectedthedirectionofthepass.Apasserwho,whileunderduress,iscontactedbyadefenderclearlybeforehebeginshisforwardpassthrowingmotionhascommittedintentionalgroundingifthepassisnotthrownintoanareaoccupiedbyaneligibleoffensivereceiver.

  • DPICATEGORIES NOTPLAYINGTHEBALL...Earlycontactwithaneligibleopponentwhile

    theoffenderisnotplayingtheball.

    PLAYINGTHROUGHPLAYER...Earlycontactbymovingthroughthebackofaneligibleopponentwhileattemptingtoplaytheball.

    GRABANDRESTRICT...Earlycontactbygrabbinganeligibleopponentinanattempttorestricthimfromattemptingtoplaytheball.

    ARMBAR...Extendinganarmacrossthebodyofaneligibleopponentandrestrictinghisabilitytoplaytheball,regardlessofwhethertheoffenderisplayingtheball.

    CUTOFF...Contactinwhichtheoffendercutsofforridesaneligibleopponentoutofhispathtotheballwhilenotplayingtheball.

  • DPICATEGORIES HOOKANDTURN...Grabbingandrestrictinganeligibleopponentinanattempttoplaytheballandinsuchamannerthatcausesthereceiver'sbodytoturnpriortotheball'sarrival.

    FACEGUARDING..Clearlyhinderingandobstructinganeligibleopponent'svisionbyaplayerwhoisnotplayingtheballinanattempttopreventtheeligiblefromplayingtheballasitisarriving.Faceguardingdoesnotinvolvecontact,butshouldonlybecalledwhentheplayersarecloseenoughtoclearlyestablishthattheactionsarecausingtheeligiblereceivertolosesightoftheball.

  • OPICATEGORIES

    PUSHOFF...Offensiveplayerinitiatescontactwithadefenderbyshovingorpushingoffandcreatingseparationinanattempttoplaytheball.

    DRIVINGTHROUGH...Offensiveplayerdrivesthroughadefenderwhohasestablishedapositiononthefield.

    PICKPLAY...Offensiveplayercontactsandpicksoffadefenderwhoisattemptingtocoveraneligiblereceiver.Itisnotapickplayifthedefenderisblockingtheoffensiveplayerwhenthecontactoccursandtheoffensiveplayerdoesnotmakesomeseparateaction.

  • OPICATERGORIES

    BLOCKINGDOWNFIELD...Offensiveplayerblocksadefenderdownfieldduringaplayinwhichalegalforwardpasscrossestheneutralzone.Thedownfieldblockshouldhavesomematerialeffect.Itisnotoffensiveinterferenceisanerrantscreenpassisoverthrownandlandsslightlybeyondtheexpandedneutralzonewhilelinemenareblockingdownfieldunlesstheblockingispreventingadefensiveplayerfromattemptingtoplaytheball.

  • HOLDING

    Aholdingfoulconsistsofsomeformofgrasping,hooking,ortacklingwithrestrictionthatmateriallyaffectsorcouldaffecttheplay.Indecidingwhethertocallaholdingfoul,theofficialshouldconsiderwhethertheactionwasatypeofhold,wheretheholdoccurred,andtheeffectorpotentialeffecttheholdingactionhadontheplay.

    Takedownsatthepointofattack,thoseintheopenfield,withinthefreeblockingzoneinorbehindtheneutralzoneandaffectingtheresultoftheplaycreatespecialfocusandshouldbecalledasholdingfouls.

    FOOTBALL OFFICIATING AXIOMS AND PHILOSOPHIESOFFICIATING AXIOMSOFFICIATING AXIOMSOFFICIATING AXIOMSOFFICIATING AXIOMSWHEN IN DOUBT.WHEN IN DOUBT..WHEN IN DOUBT..WHEN IN DOUBT..WHEN IN DOUBT..WHEN IN DOUBT..SPECIFIC PHILOSOPHIESSPECIFIC PHILOSOPHIESSPECIFIC PHILOSOPHIESSPECIFIC PHILOSOPHIESSPECIFIC PHILOSOPHIESSPECIFIC PHILOSOPHIESDPI CATEGORIESDPI CATEGORIESOPI CATEGORIESOPI CATERGORIESHOLDING