Friday Night Stripes
Summary: A podcast for, by, and about high school football officials
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.
Referee Magazine with Jeff Stern
Tyler Spear talks about free kick positioning and some momentum and onside kick scenarios