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  1. 1. Referee <ul><li>Maintain the tempo of the game </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with the rest of the officiating crew </li></ul><ul><li>Set the pucks and announce the down and line to gain </li></ul><ul><li>Blow the ready for play whistle and begin the play clock count </li></ul><ul><li>Count the offensive flag belts and give the proper signal to the Line Judge </li></ul><ul><li>Cover the Goal Line and End Line if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Keep on your eyes on your area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch and follow the QB – even after the ball has been released </li></ul></ul>FIRST DOWN SIGNAL
  2. 2. The Mobile Box
  3. 3. Ready for Play <ul><li>After the Referee has announced the down and line to gain, the ‘ready for play’ whistle will be blown </li></ul><ul><li>This is the signal that the ball is ready to be put into play </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning, the offense will have 25 seconds, counted by the referee, to snap the ball or be penalized for delay of game </li></ul>READY FOR PLAY SIGNAL
  4. 4. Reporting a Foul <ul><li>Once the play is over: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blow your whistle with two short, loud blasts to get the referee’s attention so they don’t move the pucks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure the end of the run is being marked by another official (the final official should also guard the penalty flag on the field so that it is not moved) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quickly tell the referee the foul, the team, and the spot where it happened </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Referee Penalty Enforcement <ul><li>The Referee will . . . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Confer with the official that threw the flag </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give a preliminary signal (pantomime) of what the foul was and what team committed it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inform the offended captain of the foul and their options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark off the penalty yardage and move the pucks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Announce the penalty (both verbally and with the mechanic) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Announce the down and the new line to gain </li></ul></ul>PERSONAL FOUL SIGNAL