Anthony Biscardi and Jenn Reale, the featured guest speakers, and Tommy Brow, Rules Interpreter, presented at the ANEFO meeting on October 26, 2015. Their handouts and/or resources are located at the bottom of this article.
First, Anthony Biscardi discussed Rule 4 – Ball in Play, Dead Ball, and Ball Out of Bounds. His presentation included examples of when officials are supposed to blow their whistles and options presented to captains if officials were to blow their whistles inadvertently. Anthony illustrated the various situations using two volunteers and a football. Jenn Reale later discussed Rule 3 – Periods, Time Factors, and Substitutions. Her presentation included such topics as: periods, extra periods, playing time and intermissions, extensions of periods, time devices, starting and stopping the clock, suspending a game, charged team timeouts, injury timeouts, delay tactics, and substitutions. Several play examples were discussed. Next, Tommy Brow discussed substitutions and the following: breaking the offensive huddle, leaving on the wrong side of the field, defensive huddles or formations, nine-yard marks, and several interesting “You Make the Call” enforcement spot plays. He also presented and discussed the 2015 MIAA Tournament Format and brackets. For more information, see the posted handouts below.
Rule 4 – Ball in Play, Dead Ball and Ball Out of Bounds <— (Biscardi’s Handout)
Rule 3 – Periods, Time, and Subs <— (Reale’s Handout)
ANEFO.Substitution.10.26.2015 <— (Brow’s Handout)