2016 Football Rule Changes

2016 Football Rule Changes

  • 1-5-1d(5)a Completely clear or completely white tooth and mouth protectors are no longer prohibited. Tooth and mouth protectors shall include an occlusal (protecting and separating the biting surfaces) portion and include a labial (protecting the teeth and supporting structures) portion.
  • 1-5-2b Football gloves are now required to meet either the new SFIA specification or the existing NOCSAE test standard at the time of manufacture.
  • 2-17; 9-3-6; In a continued effort to minimize risk, the Committee made clipping in the free-blocking 9-3 PENALTY zone illegal. Clipping is now illegal anywhere on the field at any time.

 2016 MAJOR EDITORIAL CHANGES

  • 1-5-1b(1); 1-5-1b(2)a, (3)a; 5-1-1b.

 2016 POINTS OF EMPHASIS

  1. Risk Minimization
  2. Legal and Illegal Blocks
  3. Legal Jerseys, Pants and Pads
  4. Unfair Acts

**As of February 18, 2016

Profootball Referee 2016 Camps and Clinics Guide

2016 Camps and Clinics

Here is the 2016 camps and clinics guide, this report is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information to assist you in furthering your officiating career.

By clicking this link http://www.profootballreferee.com/2016-football-officiating-camps-clinics-guide/ and enter your name and email, you will have the copy of the schedules of camps and clinics for the whole year.

This is a compilation of the most recent and accurate listing of officiating camps in the US for the upcoming season. These events are hosted in various states and by various organizations.

GICAA State Championship

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GOAA is honored being selected to work the State Championship games for GICAA (Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association). 

  • State Championship - Creekside at Covenant Academy
    Friday 11/20 at 7:30 
  • State Championship - Johnson Ferry Christian at Horizon
    Saturday 11/21 at 7:30 
  • Semi-finals - Harvester at Central Christian (8 man)
    Friday 11/20 at 7:30

Football Rules Changes - 2015

By NFHS on February 14, 2015

SPEARING DEFINITION REVISED (2-20-1c): Continuing the focus of risk minimization, the definition for the illegal helmet contact act of spearing was revised. Spearing is an act by any player who initiates contact against an opponent at the shoulders or below with the crown (top portion) of his/her helmet.

CORRECTING A DOWN NUMBER ADDED (5-1-1b NEW): The referee is granted authorization to correct the number of the next down before a new series of downs is awarded.

2015 Football Rule Changes Announced

High School Football Rules Changes Continue Focus on Risk Minimization

By NFHS on February 13, 2015

In its ongoing effort to minimize the risk of injury in high school football, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee expanded the provisions of unnecessary roughness to include contact with a defenseless player.

Corky Kell Classic 2015

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The 2015 Corky Kell Classic matchups have been released and it will be a shuffle of last year’s two-day, seven-game event. The first day (Friday, Aug. 21) will be held at McEachern High School and will feature a double-header that will kickoff at 5:45 pm between Sandy Creek and Creekview. The Friday nightcap will pin 2014 Class AAAAAA runner-up Archer and North Paulding.

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