HS Football Mechanics 3 MAN

Report
National Federation
3 Person Mechanics Football
IACAO Football
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Football Mechanics Criteria
 Communication
Field Positions
Keys & General Mechanics
2
Mechanics – 3 man
 Before Kickoff
After Kickoff
Basic Scrimmage Position
Prior to the Snap
Running Plays
Passing Plays
3
Mechanics 3 man (cont’d)
 Scrimmage Kicks
SK’s - Field Goals & Try Attempts
SK’s – Field Goals & Try Fakes
Goal Line – Inside 10 yard line
Measurements
4
Before Kickoff
U
Referee
G
Position near R’s
10-yard line in
center
10
20
30 40
50
40
30
20
10
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
R
Count R Players
Check other
officials in position
and signal ball
ready for play
after other officials
and kicker ready
G
H
5
Before Kickoff
Umpire
G
10
20
30 40
50
40
30
20
10
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
Position on R’s
free-kick line
Count R Players
U
Identity free-kick
line for R
Move to sideline
opposite
Linesmen
G
Hold hand in air to
inform Referee
ready
6
Before Kickoff
Linesmen
Position on K freekick line
G
Hand ball to kicker
and point out
Referee. Inform
to wait for ready
for play signal
Count K Players
10
20
30 40
50
40
30
20
10
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
H
G
Move to sideline
with line-to-gain
equipment and
hold hand in the
air to inform
Referee ready
7
After Kickoff
Referee
G
Be ready to rule
on touchback or
player momentum
Start Clock when
kick is touched
(other than first
touch by K)
10
20
30 40
50
40
30
20
10
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
R
G
8
After Kick
Referee
G
Responsible for
runner until release
to Linesmen or
Umpire
10
U
20 30 40
50
40
30
20
10
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
H
G
R
Move cautiously to
play, clean up
G
9
After Kickoff
U
Umpire
G
10
20
30 40
50
40
30
20
10
G
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
Watch for free-kick
line infractions
Be Alert for first
touching by K prior
to R’s free-kick line
10
After Kickoff
Umpire
U
G
10
20
30 40
50
40
30
20
10
G
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
Kick to your side
Move down sideline
to area best to
officiate depending
on the kick
Determine if kick
goes out of bounds
and flag if not
touched by R
Pick up
responsibility for the
runner and follow to
goal line
11
After Kickoff
U
Umpire
G
10
20
30 40
50
40
30
20
10
G
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
Kick Opposite Side
Move cautiously
toward play being
ready to rule on your
sideline if play
reverses
Observe action of
player in vicinity of
runner and watch for
fouls away from the
ball
Help Linesman with
goal line on long
runs
12
After Kickoff
Linesman
G
10
20
30 40
50
40
30
20
10
G
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
Watch for free-kick
line infractions
Help Umpire judge
first touching by K
prior to R’s free-kick
line
Watch initial blocks
near R’s free-kick
line and blocks on
kicker / holder
H
Administer fouls
prior to kickoff
13
After Kickoff
Linesman
G
10
20
30 40
50
40
30
20
10
G
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
Kicks to your Side
Move down the
sideline to area to
best officiate
depending on kick
Determine if kick
goes out of bounds
and flag if R has not
touched ball
Pick up runner and
follow to goal line
H
14
After Kickoff
Linesmen
G
10
20
30 40
50
40
30
20
10
G
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
Kick Opposite side
Move cautiously
toward play being
ready to rule on your
sideline if play
reverses
Observe action of
player in vicinity of
runner and watch for
fouls away from the
ball
H
Assist Umpire with
goal line on long
runs
15
Basic Scrimmage Position
Referee
A’s backfield 10 to 15
yards deep. Shade
sideline opposite
Linesman
G
10
20
R 30
20
30
U
Umpire
3 to 8 yards off ball on
guard / center gap
opposite Linesman
Lineman
Sideline with line-togain equipment, on
line-of-scrimmage
G
10
H
16
Prior to Snap (All Plays)
Referee
Declare ball ready-forplay
G
10
20
R 30
G
10
20
30
Count A players
Responsible for 25
second count
Assist Linesman
insuring players set for
one second prior to
snap.
Watch for snap
infractions, illegal
shifts, and false starts
17
Prior to Snap (All Plays)
Umpire
Vary position as to not
block view of B players
or allow A to use you
as interference
G
10
20
30
20
30
U
Count B Players
Check five players on
line numbered 50 to
79
Be ready to rule on
snap infractions, false
starts or
encroachment
G
10
18
Prior to Snap (All Plays)
Linesman
Check down number
on box and signal
down
G
10
20
30
G
10
20
30
Extend arm back to
indicate A player
closes to you off the
line-of-scrimmage
Check to see if all
backs, flankers, split
ends in legal position
Determine if player in
motion movement is
legal
H
19
Prior to Snap (All Plays)
Linesman
Check for seven on the
line-of-scrimmage
G
Help in determining
false start,
encroachment,
interference with snap
10
1 30
2
20
3
4
5
6
Key off tackle for run /
pass
G
10
20
7
30
H
20
Running Play
Referee
Key opposite guard /
tackle
G
10
20
R 30
G
10
20
30
Move cautiously to
avoid interfering with
reversing play action
Responsible for ball
carrier and action
around him to the
neutral zone
21
Running Play
Referee
Action toward you
G
10
20
R 30
G
10
20
30
Move parallel to the
line-of-scrimmage
Follow runner
Sideline responsibility
Mark spot if necessary
Relay ball to Umpire
Don’t turn back on ball
22
Running Play
Referee
Action away from you
G
10
20
R 30
G
10
20
30
Move parallel to the
line-of-scrimmage
behind play
Be ready for reverse in
action
Watch backside action
and fouls away from
the ball
23
Running Play
Referee
Other things to watch
G
10
20
R 30
G
10
20
30
Illegal use of hands
Action on Quarterback
Blocks on your side
outside free blocking
zone
Over see spotting of
ball for next play
24
Running Play
Umpire
Read point of attack
G
10
Watch line play for
illegal action
20
30
20
30
U
Move according
depending on play
Blow whistle only if
ball carrier down in
your area
G
10
After play spot ball
25
Running Play
Linesman
Action toward you
G
10
20
30
G
10
20
30
Work off the field if
possible
Observe actions of
linemen your side and
blockers around ball
carrier
Pick up responsibility
of ball carrier and
mark forward progress
H
Follow runner to goal
line
26
Running Play
Linesman
Action away from you
G
10
20
30
G
10
20
30
Move onto field slightly
Observe action behind
play
Be ready to help with
forward progress spot
or goal line
H
27
Passing Plays
Referee
Key opposite guard /
tackle
G
10
20
R 30
G
10
20
30
Watch blocking
Remain wider and
deeper than passer
After pass released,
observe action on
passer not ball
Determine pass
forward or backward
Sole responsibility for
intentional grounding
28
Passing Plays
Referee
Help determine if pass
is caught inbounds or
incomplete pass on
your sideline
G
10
20
R 30
G
10
20
30
Determine if passer
crosses neutral zone
29
Passing Plays
Umpire
Determine if ineligibles
down field
G
10
30
20
30
U
Determine if pass
crosses the neutral
zone
Watch for pass
interference your side
of field and in flat area
your side
20
G
10
Determine if pass
completed on your
side
30
Passing Plays
Linesman
Watch initial action off
line for defensive
holding
G
10
20
30
G
10
20
30
Move downfield
cautiously on passes
to your side and be
ready to adjust back
for run
Be ready to rule on
pass incomplete /
complete and
interference
H
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All Officials
•If ball intercepted,
observe action until
ball is dead
•Covering official stop
clock and signal first
down
•If inside defensive 5
yard line, be ready to
rule on momentum
•If incomplete pass in
your area, sound
whistle and signal
•Be alert for illegal
passes
•Rule on touching or
catching by ineligibles
Passing Plays
R
G
10
20
30
20
30
U
G
10
H
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Scrimmage Kick
Referee
G
Position 3-4 yards in
front of kicker, 5-7
yards wide
10
20
30 40
50
40
30
20
10
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
R
Be able to see ball
and all backs
Watch for roughing
the snapper
G
Watch for fouls
behind neutral zone
and roughing /
running into kicker
Be alert for blocked
kicks and recovery
33
Scrimmage Kick
Referee
G
10
10
G
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
After ball crosses
neutral zone,
observe line play
and move down field
slowly
If necessary,
determine if ball was
touched beyond the
neutral zone and by
whom
20
30 40
R
50
40
30
20
Be ready to pick up
runner on long run
and continue with
him to goal line
34
Scrimmage Kick
Referee
10
10
G
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
If ball kicked out of
bounds in flight,
assist the covering
official with spot
In no foul, signal
linesmen and lineto-gain equipment
into position for next
play
Make sure all
officials ready prior
to giving ready-forplay signal
20
30 40
R
50
40
30
U
20
G
H
35
Scrimmage Kick
Umpire
G
10
20
30 40
50
40
30 U
20
10
G
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
Position 10 yards in
front of deepest
receiver and widen
out
Carry bean bag in
hand
Be ready to rule on
momentum inside 5
yard line
Observe action
around receiver
36
Scrimmage Kick
Umpire
Drop Bean Bag to
mark end of kick
20
30 40
50
40
30
U
20
G
10
10
G
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
Maintain
responsibility of ball
carrier on returns up
the middle and to
your side
Rule on sideline for
grounded kicks,
kicks in flight and
runs to your side
Returns to
Linesman side,
move slowly behind
play observe all
action
37
Scrimmage Kick
Umpire
20
30 40
50
40
30
U
20
G
10
10
G
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
If K first to touch,
mark spot of first
touching with bean
bag
If fair catch is
signaled, sound
whistle after kick is
complete, and mark
spot
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Scrimmage Kick
Lineman
G
10
20
30 40
50
40
30
20
10
G
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
Hold line-ofscrimmage until ball
crosses the neutral
zone and
responsible for
knowing if ball
crosses
Cover kicks to your
side of field and
mark if out-ofbounds
H
Assist Referee in
covering short or
blocked kicks
39
Scrimmage Kick
Lineman
G
10
20
30 40
50
40
30
20
10
G
G
10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10
G
Unless kick is to
your side, move
downfield cautiously
observer action in
front of ball carrier
Move line-to-gain
equipment only after
conclusion of play
and after verifying
from the Referee no
penalties on play
H
40
Field Goal and Try Attempts
Referee
Position behind Kicker
to cover acts in vicinity
G
10
20
30
Judge whether ball
goes between uprights
R
If Try is blocked,
sound whistle, Field
Goal, ball is live
G
10
20
30
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Field Goal and Try Attempts
Umpire
Position near goal line
G
10
20
30
10
20
30
Watch for Roughing
the snapper
Judge whether ball
goes over cross bar
If Field Goal attempt
crosses plane of end
zone, sound whistle,
otherwise, ball is live
U
G
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Field Goal and Try Attempts
Linesman
Position on line-ofscrimmage
G
10
20
30
G
10
20
30
Watch line play and for
Roughing the Holder
of Kicker
H
43
Field Goal or Try Attempt Fake
Referee
Move parallel to lineof-scrimmage and try
and get to side line
G
10
20
U
Umpire
Move up to goal line
but be ready to move
to end line if
necessary
Linesman
30
R
G
10
20
30
H
Normal Coverage
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Goal-Line Plays (Inside 10 yards) opt 1
Referee
Same Coverage as
Running and Passing
Plays
G
10
20
30
20
30
R
U
Umpire
Move up to goal line,
be ready to move to
end line if necessary
on pass
Linesman
G
10
H
Move to goal line and
work back on play
45
Goal-Line Plays (Inside 10 yards) opt 2
Referee
Move to line-of
scrimmage. Cover
same as Linesman.
Still responsible for
quarterback
G
10
U
20
30
20
30
R
Umpire
Same base position,
be ready to move to
end line if necessary
on pass
Linesman
G
10
H
Move to goal line and
work back on play
46
Goal-Line Plays (Inside 10 yards)
All Officials
ONLY signal
Touchdown if you see
ball cross goal line
G
10
20
30
20
30
R
U
Do NOT mirror signal
Communicate on dual
coverage areas
G
10
H
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Measurement
Umpire
Hold Ball
G
10
Linesman
20
30
20
30
R
Walk chains out, place
clip on line and hold
U
Referee
G
After Linesman ready,
pull chain and
determine if ball
across line-to-gain
10
H
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3 Person Football Mechanics
• Presentation Prepared for the IHSA by:
– Tim Kiefer
• Edited by:
– Octavio Herrera
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