CCA 2011 Collegiate Commissioners Association Football 7 Man Mechanics 2011 CCA Mechanics Changes Keys For “Stacked Receivers” Clarified - When multiple receivers are “stacked” one directly behind the other out wide in a formation, there are no formal keys assigned. Once the ball is snapped, officials will pick up the receivers as they move into their coverage zone. Coin toss – The R & U will enter from their side of the field unlike the Slide is showing. They will enter when the clock has 30 seconds before the game clock hits 0. 2010 CCA Mechanics Changes Head Linesman Moves Downfield Upon Reading A Pass HL - When the Head Linesman reads a pass, he should move slowly and deliberately beyond the line of scrimmage to maintain focus on the receivers in his coverage area. Rarely will this drift downfield be more than 5 yards prior to the pass being thrown. Mechanics for a scoring kick after a Fair Catch or Awarded Fair Catch. The LJ will move under the opposite upright from the R and they will rule if the kick is good. If the kick is going to be short the LJ will move down the back line and then forward to the goal line on his side of the field to help the HL rule on touchback, the ball going out of bounds or the spot the Ball is declared dead in the filed of play. The R will maintain his position on The goal line until the kick is ended. 2009 CCA Mechanics Changes No 2nd Half Meeting Of The Captains - Captains will no longer meet at mid-field to start the second half. The decision of which direction the kickoff will occur shall be obtained from the head coach either prior to the end of the 1st half or during the mandated 3 minute warm up prior to the start of the 2nd half. Umpire Positioning U - The starting position for the Umpire is on the side opposite the tight end, generally 5 – 7 yards (but not more than 8 yards) from the line of scrimmage. For non-scoring kicks (punts), however, the Umpire may be up to 10 yards off the line of scrimmage. Side Judge And Umpire Positioning On Scoring Kicks U SJ - When a “double Umpire” is used on scoring kicks, the starting position for the Umpire and Side Judge is generally 5 – 7 yards (but not more than 8 yards) from the line of scrimmage. Walking The Field Press Box 5 Man Field Inspection - Releases R And U To Talk To The Coaches LJ X X X X X X 50 40 X FJ R BJ U SJ 1 HL <2 0 <3 0 <4 0 < 0 30 < <1 Pregame Head Linesman And Side Judge HL SJ - Check the chains and down marker. - Find your chain crew and brief them. - Spot check the field with the chains (Make sure no 1st and Goal from the 11 yard line). - Find your ball boys and brief them. - Secure the game balls and make sure the Referee checks them. - Introduce yourself to the coaching staff, especially the head coach. Line Judge And Field Judge LJ FJ - Find your ball boys and brief them. - Secure the game balls and make sure the Referee checks them. - Introduce yourself to the coaching staff, especially the head coach. Back Judge BJ - Be the police officer on the field. Patrol the 45 yard line zone and look out for unsportsmanlike behavior. - Help the Umpire with getting adornments removed. Pregame Referee And Umpire R U - Talk to the head coaches - Verify legality of equipment and players (Umpire) - Get the adornments off players - Approve game balls (Referee get with the LJ and FJ, HL and SJ) Side Judge And Field Judge SJ FJ - Find out from the Referee and/or Umpire who the talking captain is for your sideline’s team so you can line up the captains appropriately for the coin toss Pregame Field Policing Cover The 45 Yard Line Zone - Official CCA Version Press Box R X X X X U X X X LJ BJ HL 0 <4 5 FJ 1 SJ 45 < <4 40 < 5 35 < <3 Pregame Field Policing Cover The 45 Yard Line Zone - 4 Corners Version Press Box FJ LJ X X X X X X X BJ 0 <4 5 1 HL 50 45 SJ < <4 40 < 5 35 < <3 Coin Toss Press Box Proper Positioning FJ Once you reach the hash, direct the captains forward then turn around and return to the sideline LJ T Score Board R U <2 0 0 <3 0 <4 0 SJ 50 40 BJ T 1 HL < <1 Coin Toss To Kick Off Proper Positioning Press Box Score Board LJ FJ R BJ U K HL SJ <2 0 0 <3 0 <4 0 50 40 < <1 1 Kick Off Proper Positioning Press Box LJ Count R BJ Hands The BJ Ball To The Kicker Count K R <1 1 HL <2 0 0 <3 0 <4 0 50 40 SJ U K < Score Board FJ Onside Kick Proper Positioning Press Box LJ BJ DidDid Either The Team Ball Touch The Ball? GoThe 10 yards? Hit Ground? R <1 <2 0 HL 0 <3 0 <4 0 50 40 SJ U < Score Board FJ 1 Standard Play Press Box Standard Play Proper Positioning FJ 20 Yards LJ Score Board R U BJ <2 0 SJ <3 0 <4 20 Yards 0 HL 1 0 50 40 < <1 25 Yards Inside The 20 Yard Line 20 – 5 Yard Line Proper Positioning Press Box FJ LJ At The Pylon R U On The Endline BJ <1 0 At The Pylon <2 0 HL 1 SJ <3 0 Approaching The Goal Line 5 Yard Line Proper Positioning 5> -G Press Box FJ LJLJ 5 Yard Line RR U BJ <1 HL HL 1 2 SJ 0 <2 0 <3 0 Reverse Goal Line Mechanics Reverse Goal Line Mechanics Press Box LJ FJ 5 Yard Line U BJ R <1 HL 0 <2 0 <3 SJ 0 2 Pre-Snap Duties Press Box Counting LJ FJ Count Offense Score Board Count Defense R U BJ <2 0 SJ <3 0 <4 0 50 HL Chains 1 0 40 < <1 Collapsing Box Coverage Boxing The Play In The “Accordion” Principle Press Box LJ FJ X At The Snap, AllAnd Officials BJ, FJ SJ “Accordion” Move Back In X X R U BJ <2 0 <3 0 SJ <4 HL 2 0 1 <1 “Accordion” Principle - Dead Ball Officiating Players 40 0- Talk To 50 - Break Up Confrontations - Make A Presence < Score Board X LJ and HL LJ and HL Hold Position Square X X Until The In Ball At TheThe SpotLine Crosses Long Run Down Sideline Press Box Keep Relative Positioning LJ At The Snap, BJ And Deep Wings Start Backing Up R U BJ Assume Clean Leading Goal LineUp Out-Of-Bounds Official Position SJ < 3Trailing 0 <4 Official 20 Yards 0 HL 1 <Get 20 1 0The< Spot 50 40 < Score Board FJ Long Run Down Sideline Press Box Keep Relative Positioning - Don’t Run Over The SJ Or FJ LJ FJ 2 Yard Line Score Board R U BJ Assume Leading Goal Line Official Position Signals Touchdown <2 0 SJ < 3Trailing 0 <4 Official 20 Yards 0 HL 1 0 50 40 < <1 Initial Keys Press Box Pro Set LJ FJ Score Board R U BJ BJ <2 0 SJ <3 0 <4 0 HL 1 0 50 40 < <1 Initial Keys Press Box Double Wing LJ FJ R Score Board BJ BJ U <2 0 SJ <3 0 <4 0 HL 1 0 50 40 < <1 Initial Keys Press Box Trips Formation LJ FJ R Score Board BJ BJ U <2 0 SJ <3 0 <4 0 HL 1 0 50 40 < <1 Initial Keys “Stacked” Formation Press Box LJ FJ No Formal Keys R Score Board BJ BJ U <2 0 SJ <3 0 <4 0 HL 1 0 50 40 < <1 Initial Keys Press Box Double Tight End LJ FJ R Score Board BJ BJ U <2 0 SJ <3 0 <4 0 HL 1 0 50 40 < <1 Punt Mechanics Press Box Punt Proper Positioning FJ LJ 40 Yards Score Board R 45 Yards BJ U 0 SJ <3 0 <4 0 5 40 Yards 0 40 HL 4 <2 < 0 30 < <1 “Reverse” Mechanics Press Box Reverse Mechanics - Occurs On Punt And Interception Returns, HL/SJ And LJ/FJ Duties Flip Assume Signals Goal R Has Goal Line Duty Touchdown Line Position LJ FJ Leading Official R Trailing Official Referee Shares Goal Line Duty (Don’t Get Beat) <2 0 HL 4 0 <3 0 BJ <4 0 50 40 < <1 U SJ 30 < Score Board 2 Yard Line FG And Try Mechanics Press Box FG And Try Proper Positioning LJ FJ U R <2 HL 4 0 0 <3 0 <4 0 50 40 < <1 30 < BJ SJ Measurement Mechanics Press Box FJ Field Judge Clears Players Away And Secures A New Ball If Appropriate LJ FJ R BJ The Mechanics Of The Remaining Officials Are Exactly As In A NFHS 5 Man Crew U < < SJ 2 SJ 2 Side Judge Takes Charge Of The Box HL 20 < 30 HL 10 < 40 Penalty Enforcement Mechanics Press Box Penalty Enforcement - Checks And Balances (Opposite From NFHS) - CCA Holds The Official Calling The Foul Primarily Responsible For Making Sure The Enforcement Is Correct (Whole Crew Really Is) FJ Line Judge Goes Directly To Where The Foul Will Be Assessed To LJ Offensive Holding R BJ U < < 10 HL 2 SJ 0 < Head Linesman Marches Off The Penalty 3 0 The Umpire 2 With From The Enforcement Spot All 3 Should End Up At The Same Yard Line With The Same Down During Game Responsibilities Side Judge SJ - Deals with all issues involving the game clock - Keeps the time on the field if the scoreboard malfunctions (NCAA) - Alerts the Referee of timing errors Side Judge And Field Judge SJ FJ - During time outs, take charge of instructing the teams to return to the field at the 15 seconds to ready-for-play whistle by the BJ - Take chief responsibility for communicating penalty information, time outs remaining, game developments, etc. to the head coach - Acts as the apprentice to the HL or LJ and assists them whenever possible - Help with ball rotation, those coming out from the BJ and those going in to the U . Odds And Ends CCA 7 Man Mechanics – Sort Of - Use the positioning, coverage mechanics, keys, etc. - Ignore the sections of the book obviously addressing NCAA mechanics such as throwing your hat when players go out of bounds, the 40 second clock, etc. - Ignore the CCA “if in doubts”, they are opposite from the NFHS ones because they have instant replay to fix their mistakes while we don’t - It’s only the mechanics, not the rules we are borrowing – it’s still NFHS rules Official Conferences - We now have 7, rather than 5 different opinions and views - Conference when you need to, otherwise keep your distance and positions - Numerous conferences make it look like you don’t know what’s going on . Microphone Mechanics Sounding And Looking Professional - Practice, practice, practice Say the words even in games you don’t have a microphone on you - Face the press box and STAND STILL - There is no need to yell, that’s why you have a microphone - Speak in a conversational and unhurried tone - Be informative and concise, but not ridiculously brief - “Rehearse” with the Umpire to know you have all the information before making a formal announcement (foul, down, ½ the distance, etc.) - Basic information includes: Foul Offense or defense / Kicking team or receiving team Yardage of the penalty Down - Use “Prior to the snap” or “After the conclusion of the play” rather than “Dead ball” - Never say the number of the player or the player’s position, but when necessary you can say vaguely “the player involved” .