Attached is a downloadable Game Card. Please print at your convenience.
BACK JUDGE POSITION – OUTLINE GUIDE
1. PREPARATORY PROGRAM:
A. Arrive at dressing room at least a 1 ½ hour before kickoff and leave the dressing room on time.
B. Have complete uniform (warm & cold weather).
C. Make sure you have the proper time and coordinate with other officials.
D. Be sure to have a stop watch as you have play clock responsibilities.
E. Line Judge is responsible for the game clock in 5 man mechanics
A. Give all officials the correct time.
HEAD LINESMAN POSITION – OUTLINE GUIDE
1. PRE-GAME CONFERENCE
A. Have complete uniform (warm weather & cold weather). Have 2 clips on the chains. HAVE 2 BEAN BAGS.
B. Determine how and when Referee wants the down marker changed after a play.
C. Discuss measurements and moving chains 6 feet back from the sideline.
D. Movement of the chains after long gainer, pass or kick play.
i. The Head Linesman will give the signal for chains to move at all times.
LINE JUDGE POSITION – OUTLINE GUIDE
1. PRE-GAME CONFERENCE :
A. Have complete uniform. (warm & cold weather)
B. In 5 man mechanics you will be responsible for game clock timing on the field.
C. In 2, 3, and 4-Man Crews, you are responsible for all timing.
D. Make sure that all officials leave the dressing room on time.
2. PRE-GAME DUTIES ON THE FIELD:
A. You are responsible to assist game timing-coordinate with Back Judge to instruct timer.
UMPIRE POSITION – OUTLINE GUIDE
A. Have complete uniform. (See NFHS Mechanic Book for Officials Uniform. Weather will dictate uniform to be worn. BRING BOTH UNIFORMS.
B. Conduct pre-game conference if R is detained.
C. Go with Referee to visit coaches and ask if all players are properly equipped. Make ruling on any player that is specially taped.
D. In pre-game, discuss with Referee in regards to penalty enforcement.
2. TOSS OF THE COIN:
REFEREE POSITION – OUTLINE GUIDE
1. PRE-GAME CONFERENCE AND DUTIES:
A. Arrive more than an hour and a half before the game. Have BOTH uniforms. If there is a dispute as to the uniform to be worn the Referee will make the final decision. Start the pre-game conference 60 minutes before game.
B. If afternoon game, still have a pre-game conference, even if on the field.
C. Referee's pre-game check list:
i. Unusual plays or formations from coaches’ visitation along with captains.
CIF Football Mercy Rules for your review