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Friday Night Stripes

Summary: A podcast for, by, and about high school football officials

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  • Artist: Don VanDemark
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 Importance of Rule 2 with Jeff Carnes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:36

Jeff Carnes from Gadsden, AL discusses importance of the definitions in Rule 2 and how they impact the rest of the rulebook.

 Playoff prep with Jason Carroll | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:59

Jason Carroll returns to talk about how he approached playoffs as a referee for a crew that went to a state championship game.

 Discovering history with Scott Hanson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:54

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.

 Pregames with Josh Canales | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:15

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.

 Rule committee evaluation with Will Prewitt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:23

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.

 Video Review as a part of your toolkit with Tim Kiefer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:56

Tim Kiefer, founder of, describes how the virtual association within MIBTOnline reviews plays on a weekly basis during the season and helps with preparation in the offseason.

 Camping in the Dakotas with Sioux Empire Football Officials Clinic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:44

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

 Training throughout the early stages with Mike Bezner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:47

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.

 HS to small college path with Dwayne and Tyler from Rule 11 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:34

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.

 Working through the early years with Greg Reeder | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:47

Greg Reeder from the EPFOA talks about his first two years as an official and how he learned the mechanics and rules needed to succeed.

 End of season reflections | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:07

Time to look back across the season and gather thoughts about how the year went and various situations that arose

 Ways to improve as an official | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:14

There are a number of different ways you can increase the number of plays you see as an official as well as see and hear how other officials work through situations. This episode covers a lot of them.

 In-season recap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:13

Quick solo episode recapping some of the rules I've run into during the season

 Officiating in South Carolina with Jake Rosiek | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:14

Jake Rosiek from the South Carolina Football Officials Association talks about working with a central state association split into districts as well as use of different pipelines for recruiting new officials.

 Football on a rugby pitch with John Mantica | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:14

SGFOA President John Mantica shares his experiences in state championships, football in Dublin, and working with the FHSAA to bring about change.


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