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Friday, August 31
New Handouts

The following handouts have been posted on the NFOA - Football web site:

EWYFC - Pee Wee rules

EWYFC - Rules

Thursday, August 28
Injuries Uncommon in Youth Football, Mayo Clinic Study Reports

ROCHESTER, MINN. -- A Mayo Clinic study of youth football showed that ...

All About All-But-One
Fundamental to understanding penalty enforcement is knowing the location from which the penalty is to be marked off – that is, the enforcement spot. For many fouls, the enforcement spot is given as a part of the statement of the penalty. For example, penalties for fouls that occur in conjunction with the snap, such as encroachment, illegal shift and illegal motion are always enforced from the previous spot. But before we dive into the topic, we need to have a clear understanding of spots. article (click on headline above)

Lightning Safety Outdoors
Each year, about 400 children and adults in the U.S. are struck by lightning while working outside, at sports events, on the beach, mountain climbing, mowing the lawn or during other outdoor activities. About 80 people are killed and several hundred more are left to cope with permanent disabilities. Many of these tragedies can be avoided. Finishing the game, getting a tan, or completing a work shift aren't worth death or crippling injury.

*      All thunderstorms produce lightning and are dangerous. Lightning kills more people each year than tornadoes.

*      Lightning often strikes as far as 10 miles away from any rainfall. Many deaths from lightning occur ahead of the storm because people try and wait to the last minute before seeking shelter.

*      You are in danger from lightning if you can hear thunder. If you can hear thunder, lightning is close enough that it could strike your location at any moment.

*      Lightning injuries can lead to permanent disabilities or death. On average, 20% of strike victims die; 70% of survivors suffer serious long-term effects.

*      Look for dark cloud bases and increasing wind. Every flash of lightning is dangerous, even the first. Head to safety before that first flash appears. If you hear thunder, head to safety!

*      Blue Skies and Lightning. Lightning can travel sideways for up to 10 miles. Even when the sky looks blue and clear, be cautious. If you hear thunder, take cover. At least 10% of lightning occurs without visible clouds in the sky.


Sunday, March 24
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When you are just starting out as a football official, you will usually be the linesman or line judge. We most ...

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