Richard Cacciatore, President, presided at the fourth, in-person ANEFO meeting of the 2021 Football Season on Monday, September 13, 2021 at the Irish-American Club. President Cacciatore greeted the members and discussed various updates about the upcoming football season.
The handouts and/or resources from the meeting are now posted online. Select the “Announcement” tab or the “Rules” tab at www.anefo.org for the material.
Bob Prestera, Secretary/Treasury, was the first of three guest speakers. Bob spoke about the importance of game clock timing integrity especially in youth, freshman and JV games. Bob also discussed the 2021 MIAA Overtime Rules; the defense can score on a turnover (except the on try), don’t use down markers or chains, and the infamous one extra play when Team A fouls Team B after a change of possession.
Next, Anthony Fullana challenged the officials to enforce NFHS rules when it comes to wearing protective knee pads, not wearing excessive eye shade, and wearing jewelry or plastic decorative arm or muscle bands around the wrists, ankles and/or biceps.
Tom Brow, Rules Interpreter, was the final guest speaker. The topic of Tom’s visual presentation was the questions and answers of the 2021 ANEFO online preseason exam, a thorough exam developed by the PreSeason Exam Committee.
Once you start the video presentation, there will appear a [-] symbol in the bottom right corner. It is important that you select the [-] symbol to see the video in full screen.
At the end of the meeting, there was an opportunity for ANEFO members to ask some excellent questions. During his closing remarks, President Cacciatore wished everyone good luck during the upcoming season.