Board Meeting Notes


BFOA BOARD MEETING - 6/12/17

posted Jul 9, 2017, 7:06 AM by Vince Mundo

Called to order: 6 pm

Board members present: Phil Serfass, Joe McGrath,Scott Singer, John Fusaro, Tyrone Montgomery, Anthony Vento, Anthony Smith, Rules Interpreter Tommy James. Commissioner Tye Sager 


Phil stated that we have some questions from members on money we have on hand and registrations. At one of our first meeting we had discussion to project the spending during season and what will have in the account at end of season. Phil asked Scott to have a budget projection for the season. He said one major expense is are web site as we do not know how much longer it will work.

The minutes from last meeting were discussed with one correction. The increase was $3.00 not $2.00 as read in last month minutes. New fee will be Varsity $80.00 and Jr. Varsity $66.00. Motion to except minutes by Anthony Smith. Second by Anthony Vento. Said motion passed.

Phil asked all advisory committee chairperson to pick members by next meeting. They may be 3 or 5 members.

John asked about evaluations and forms we use. Phil stated that the form is are web site and all evaluators should use that form. He also said that the use of the evaluations is long term as we have not had a number of evaluations over the pass few years and ideally, they would be put in a data pool for future use.

Phil asked Tye for the number of crews we will need for season and he said 18. Phil also asked Tye for a ballot to vote to retain, remove or council. The list to vote on had 18 plus 4 alternates. Phil said this is the same as last year and sense we do not have anything elaborate we should use the same system. The board agreed and also to 18 crew chiefs After further discussion motion by Anthony Vento, second by John Fusaro that you will need 5 votes to be retained or come before the board for interview if you do not receive 5 votes. Said motion passed. The board did vote and 15 were retained .The three plus the four alternates will come before the board at next meeting June 26 or July 10 meeting as to availability.

Meeting adjourned: 6:50 pm



GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Called to order: 7 pm

Phil opened meeting informing members that the spring football when well except for one concern. We had a crew go to the wrong field. Please crew chief check with crew and school for location of game. Also we had a number of new officials at games to observe.

Commissioner Tye Sager addressed members on scheduling and upcoming season. He stated again that give backs will be assigned at general membership meetings so it is important to attend meetings if you want games.

Fred from Purchase Officials left some business cards for his location of store. Please call first as he is the only one at store. His location is 642 NE 40 court, Oakland Park , 33334. Phone 954-990-5806. If you want to buy a shirt you still must buy from Honig s as they have the logo. Also, Gerry Davis has logo.

Roy Getzoff will have hats and BFOA shirts. The hats last year were $10.00. His email is roy@cynsational.biz

Vince Mundo addressed blindside block with video from HUDL. He said the committee stated that the blindside block involves contact by a blocker against an opponent who, because of physical positioning and focus of concentration, is vulnerable to injury, unless initiated with open hands.

Phil address the members about appointments of crew chiefs. The e-board voted to retain, remove or council. The board had list of 18 crew chiefs from last year and 4 alternates. To be retained you would need 5 votes of 7. 15 crew chiefs were retained .The crew chief candidates will come before the board for interviews. The scheduling for interviews will be sent out by Phil.

Joe McGrath report on Leadership Conference in Orlando. FHSAA will be using arbiter this year for testing, rule books. As to rule books when you pay your dues to FHSAA you will be able to get on arbiter and print the books. This is the third carrier in 3 years. All problems as in the pass are not all fixed but they are working on it. The FHSAA will no longer exempt officials from test when they have a score of 90 and above for 5 years. They would exempt you every other year.

Rules Interpreter Tommy James covered a number of signals and break down sessions.

Meeting adjourned: 8:40 pm            

BFOA Board Meeting - 5/15/17

posted Jun 19, 2017, 6:40 PM by Vince Mundo   [ updated Jun 19, 2017, 6:44 PM ]

Called to order 6 pm

Board members present: Phil Serfass, Joe McGrath, John Fusaro, Tyrone Montgomery, Anthony Vento, Anthony Smith,  Excused: Scott Singer,  Rules Interpreter Tommy James,  Commissioner Tye Sager

Phil opened meeting with Commissioner Tye Sager addressing give backs for spring games. Tye said he has 20 give backs for 20 spring games. The board discussed this issue and would look into fines for future games. Joe McGrath said he will look in to by-laws on this and will report back to board. Phil also said that we would have to have apparatus to implement said problem.

Joe McGrath on recruiting. He said he has a list of about 30 people and 6 want to transfer to Broward. Joe would like to introduce and recognize new members at general meeting.

Tommy James said that we will not have break out session but he would like to meet with all white hats as to new rule on blindside block. He also said training for new members will start July 18 at South Plantation High at 7pm.

Joe also said that a member contacted him about are account. The member asked why we have large balance as we are a nor profit organization. Phil addressed this that we have expenses as to the FHSAA, evaluators, and other expenses that may arise. The state is now using arbiter and some school are not using HUDL and will be using different companies. This will be another cost we will have.

Meeting adjourned: 6:45 pm



General Meeting
Called to Order; 7 pm

Phil welcomed all members to the 2017 football season. He asked all new members that listened to broadcast with himself and Joe Rose. Seven members did stand and were recognized. Phil said that was a great recruiting tool. Joe McGrath recruiting chairperson then had all other new members stand and be recognized.

Phil then recognized the board members. He also addressed how important it is to attend meetings. You must make 10 of 12 mandatory meetings. We will have breakdown session starting next meeting and Tommy James will address new rules and will use HUDL for games situations. Also, all give backs will be assigned at general meeting. So, if you are looking for more games you have to attend meeting.

Commissioner Try Sager addressed members and had a number of openings for spring games. He filled them all at meeting.

Vince Mundo asked members for moment of silence for R.L. Landers passed away May 17,2017. R.L. started the first football and basketball official’s associations in Broward County and is a charter and life member of both. He also is co-founder of the Broward softball and volleyball associations. He was inducted into the Broward Community College Hall of Fame and Florida High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. He was honored with the Brian Piccolo Award, Jim Cisco Award, Fort Lauderdale Service Award Florida Coaches Distinguished Service Award and St Thomas Award for his outstanding contributions to Broward County Sports. In 1985, he was honored with naming of the R.L. Landers Softball Field at Croissant Park. And the R.L. Landers Sportsmanship Trophy was named in his honor and is given each year by Broward Football Officials.

Vince said that the registration has not been finalized because we are waiting for the fee for NASO. Registration will be on-line and is $45.00. He also said that if you have your vendor badge with you and need it up dated leave it with him and he will scan it and return it next meeting. Pat Carter said that NASO has liability insurance, lawyers’ fees, covers fees for games from rec leagues to college.

Rules Interpreter Tommy James wanted to address 3 main topics that were discussed at the FHSAA advisory committee meeting. 1. Each school must have at least one 7-person crew per season. 2. First round of play offs games will be 7-person crew. 3. $2.00 increase in pay.

Tommy also addressed some signals that we are not properly being used.

1. Unsportsmanlike conduct- Arm straight out, not waving up and down.

2. End of quarter- hold ball up not waving ball.

3. Illegal forward pass- Arm behind back, turn to press box so they can see signal.

4. Back Judge- white bean bag for first touching- Blue for PSK foul


Meeting Adjourned 8:15 pm               

BFOA Board Meeting - 4/10/17

posted Apr 28, 2017, 9:15 AM by Vince Mundo   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 9:16 AM ]

Called To order: 7 pm

Board members present: Phil Serfass, Joe McGrath, Scott Singer, John Fusaro, Tyrone Montgomery, Anthony Vento,

Rules Interpreter Tommy James, Commissioner Tye Sager, Excused: Anthony Smith, Member: Vince Mundo

Phil opened meeting with a couple of changes in minutes from last board meeting. Spring games will be in last week of May and General meeting will be September 5 not the fourth. He also reported that Tye asked him to attend the coaches meeting on the 19 to discuss new rule changes and to focus mostly on new rule blindside blocking. Phil also asked the advisory chair members to appoint members to committee.

Commissioner Tye Sager advised the board that the 2017 Officials Summer Conference will be June 9,10 in St Petersburg. Phil said he will try to attend and also Joe McGrath. This year’s conference is open to all members. Phil asked Tye about the e-mails sent out to crew chiefs that are returning. Try said that all said they want to return. Joe McGrath said that John Gazzano contacted him after last meeting that he may not be back. He said that he would like to be a evaluator. The board wants to know by May meeting if he will return as we will be voting on next year’s crew chiefs. The board had a long discussion and procedures of appointment of crew chiefs.

John Fusaro asked the board if Fred formerly of Honig,s and now with Purchase Officials could address the board. Fred said that he has been in contact with the FHSAA about being supplier with state logo on uniforms. As of date they are staying with Honig,s. He asked the board for their support and if they could send a letter to FHSAA to that affect. The new address for Purchase Officials is:

642 NE 40 court, Oakland Park, 33334 Store hours: 9 to 5 pm. Phone 954-990-5806. Please call first as he is the only one at store.

Joe McGrath report that he has about 15 recruits that are interested in becoming football officials. He told them all to attend the first general meeting. The board discussed that the new recruits should attend spring football to observe.

Vince Mundo told the board that are web site installed and built by him has the ability for all members to use not just for assignments but you also see evaluations, J.V. and Varsity draft. With Arbiter, you do not. The system is getting old and hopes it will last for long time to come.

Meeting adjourned: 8:20pm

BFOA Board Meeting - 3/13/17

posted Apr 9, 2017, 9:04 AM by Vince Mundo   [ updated Apr 9, 2017, 9:09 AM ]

CALLED TO ORDER: 6:40 PM

Board members present: Phil Serfess, Joe McGrath, Scott Signer, John Fusaro,

Rules Interpreter Tommy James  Absent: Anthony Smith, , Tyrone Montgomery
Excused: Anthony Vento, Commissioner Tye Sager  Members present: Bob McKinney

Phil opened meeting with motion accept minutes from last meeting with one correction as to start of spring football. Date should be April not May. Motion to accept by John Fusaro, second by Scott Singer, motion passed.

Phil also asked the board to start to appoint members to the committees that are the advisory person. He said that he has a member contact him about the eligibility for varsity draft. As of now the by-laws read 4 years. The board will look into evaluations of members and discuss at next board meeting. He also reported to board that we have a new Executive Director with FHSAA. His name is Geoege Tomyn.

Bob McKinney reported on Fred formally of Honig,s who is now with Purchase Officials. He said that Honig,s has closed down all of its satellite facilities. Fred is in the process of negotiating with FHSAA to have a contact. Honig,s give 15 % of sales back to FHSAA. Phil said that if Fred does embark on that endeavor that he has the support of E-Board. Board voted and agreed. Bob also reported on the 2-inch stripe shirt and new logo. That is most likely 2 years down the road.

Treasurer Scott Singer said not much activity on account. Balance in account is $11,009.00. He said he had to reimburse Tye Sager for PO box for use for association. There was one retuned check of $78.00 for play-off game for Keith Knauer. Passed practice was to reissue check. Steve Haft contacted Scott that the HUDL account was due to expire March 3,2017. He did contact HUDL and they told him that the only way the will take payment is by credit card or debit. Scott paid with his credit card. Phil said no motion needed to reimburse. Scott said that HUDL we have several members sit up as administrators on the account. To pay bill Scott had to sit himself up as a administrator. The account shows last year e-board as administrators. HUDL chairperson Anthony Vento will have to contact them to update.

Joe McGrath on recruiting. He said he has 7 people on web site that show interest and also his list from last year that he will contact.

Next year schedule for meeting was voted on and approved.

They are at South Plantation High School at 7PM The dates are:

May 15, June 12, 26, July 10,24, August 7, 21, Sept, 4, 18, Oct 2, 16, 30

Meeting adjourned; 7:45 PM next meeting April 10 7 PM

BFOA Board Meeting - 2/13/2017

posted Feb 23, 2017, 8:06 AM by Vince Mundo   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 8:08 AM ]

CALLED TO ORDER: 6 PM

Board members present: Phil Serfass, Anthony Smith, Joe McGrath, Scott Singer, John Fusaro, Anthony Vento,
Commissioner: Tye Sager   Rules Interpreter: Tommy James

Phil Serfass opened meeting to address returning crew chiefs. He will send out a mass e-mail to all crew chiefs that are coming back and at that time we will address appointments at next e-board meeting. After said e-mail is sent then we will send out mass e-mail to all members to see number that are returning.

As per schedule of meeting for upcoming season Phil would like to have 1 or 2 meetings in May and 1 every 2 weeks during season. Anthony Vento advised the board that last year we had 2 meetings on Tuesday and had poor attendance. At next broad meeting the entire schedule will be put together and published. Also, was discussed by the board was the requirement of attendance of meeting. The board is looking at having 16 meeting and a requirement to attend 10. The board also had discussed the form on are web site at to being excused. Members are just taking advantage and this subject will be addressed in detail at next board meeting.

Phil asked for motion to except reading of minutes of last board meeting. Motion by John Fusaro, second by Anthony Vento. Last month’s minutes are published and are on web site.

Treasurer Scott Singer report that all names have been changed on bank account and that his name and Phil are now on the account. Also, voted on at last year membership meeting that dues will stay at $45.00.

Commissioner Tye Sager stated that registration forms will be ready for next board meeting. Also, spring games will be in April.

The board voted and approved board members as advisory to committees.

They are:

Training: John Fusaro
Recommendation: Scott Singer
Grievance: Anthony Smith
Evaluation: Phil Serfass
HUDL: Anthony Vento
Assignment: Joe McGrath

Also Joe McGrath will chair committee for recruiting.

Meeting adjourned: 7:20 pm

Next board meeting is March 13 at 7 pm

BFOA Board Meeting - 1/11/2017

posted Jan 29, 2017, 5:50 PM by Vince Mundo   [ updated Jan 29, 2017, 5:53 PM ]

Called to order: 6pm

Board members present: Phil Serfass, Anthony Smith, Joe McGrath, Scott Singer, John Fusaro, Anthony Vento

Commissioner Tye Sager, Rules Interpreter Tommy James, Member: Tom Winston

Phil Serfass welcome all new board members and looking forward representing are members along with the board. Phil advised the board that recruiting has to be are number one priority as are numbers are going down every year. He would like to set up a committee just for recruiting.

Phil told the board that he and Joe McGrath had a meeting with Athletic Director Shawn Cerra to address any issues and concerns. One major concern Shawn has is scheduling of officials. He suggested that we do not assign games for the entire season. He wants higher ranked officials for the more competitive games in that way he said we can use evaluations for the upcoming games. Shawn has had this conversation with Tye and would like the board support. Anthony Vento asked how we address this as to assigning the games. Phil stated that we can have a assignment committed to set up the mechanics that we would use and present to the board and we would forward to Tye .

Joe McGrath addressed Shawn about security before and after games. He advised him that crew chiefs arrive at site looking to contact A.D. or person in charge a number of times no person to contact . When the game is over no police escort. He said he will look into it.

Treasurer Scott Singer said he did meet with Steve Haft the former treasurer to go over transition of books. Scott distributed treasures report and budget for last year. The balance is $10,976.00. The report was approved at the last general membership meeting. Scott said that we only need one signature on account and he would like two. Any expenditures outside the norm would have to be voted on by the board.

Joe McGrath reported that all minutes from last year were approved and posted on are website.

Commission Tye Sager also made it a point that recruiting has to be are number one priority. As to the meeting Phil and Joe had with Shawn about assignment of games he has to handle all A.D., s how terrible the crews were or so forth. Tye said he does not want to take crews off games once the game were assigned. With assigning he has used a point values system for the 12 years and it is very adequate. He said he would like to use HUDL for evaluations of members as it a very valuable tool.

Phil stated that he would like to have a board member to look into the operations of HUDL so all members can use it. Anthony Vento volunteered to oversee HUDL.

Meeting adjourned: 7:10pm

BFOA Board Meeting - 11/7/2016

posted Dec 18, 2016, 11:39 AM by Vince Mundo   [ updated Dec 18, 2016, 11:40 AM ]

Called to order: 6:10 pm

Board members present: John Gazzano, Gino SantaLucia, Keith Knauer, Steve Haft, Joe McGrath.  
Excused: Vinnie Harstad  Commissioner Tye Sager, Rules Interpreter Tommy James

John Gazzano opened the meeting thanking the board for their hard work over the last four years. This was last meeting with John as President.  John advised the board the election for the Board of Directors was conducted by voting online.  The election results were:

President- Phil Serfass
Vice President-  Anthony Smith
Secretary- Joe McGrath
Treasurer- Scott Singer
Directors at Large-  John Fusaro, Tyrone Montgomery, and Anthony Vento.

Steve Haft reported on next year’s budget. From 2012 to date the members have declined 18% from 158 to 2016 to 130 members.  He stated that the dues should stay the same for 2017 at $45.00. Steve had a concern of no shows for banquet. Last year we had to pay for 20 no shows who had committed to go. That cost us almost $1000.00. He feels that we should pay $10.00 per member for next year’s banquet.

Commissioner Tye Sager advised the board that we will host 3 sites for play-off games. He will need chain crews  and a host for each site.

Roy Getzoff addressed the board with amendment for BFOA Hall of Fame. Amendment was approved by the membership.

Meeting adjourned: 6:50 pm

 

BFOA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 11/7/2016

Called to order: 7:05 pm

John Gazzano advised the members that the election was on-line this year.

The election results were:

President-Phil Serfass
Vice President-  Anthony Smith
Secretary- Joe McGrath
Treasurer- Scott Singer
Directors at Large- John Fusaro, Tyrone Montgomery and Anthony Vento.

Steve Haft reported on the  budget for 2017.  Membership has declined over the last few years but he stated the dues should stay the same at $45.00. As to the banquet for next year we should have members pay $10.00 as we had a number of no shows that we pay for as we did last year at the cost of almost $1000.00 and we had a number of no shows this year. As per are by-laws we need 1/3 of general membership to have a quorum and we did not so last year budget carry over to next year.

Commissioner Tye Sager advised the members that all 7 play-off crews and 2 private school have been assigned playoff games. He said he will need chain crew and a host at a number of sites.

Roy Getzoff ‘s amendment for BFOA Hall of Fame was approved by the membership.

Rules Interpreter Tommy James had some mechanics to go over so we use the same for play-off games as they are required by FHSAA. 

Meeting Adjourned: 8 pm

BFOA Board Meeting - 10/17/16

posted Oct 30, 2016, 12:07 PM by Vince Mundo   [ updated Oct 30, 2016, 12:07 PM ]

Called to order 6:10pm

Board members present: John Gazzano, Gino SantaLucia, Joe McGrath, Keith Knauer,Phil Serfass, Steve Haft

Commissioner Tye Sager, Rules Interpreter Tommy James, Excused: Vinnie Harstad

John opened meeting with list of the following candidates that have declared their desire to run for office.

They are: President- Phil Serfass, Gino SantaLucia, Vice-President -Steve Haft, Anthony Smith, Secretary -Joe McGrath, Treasurer -Scott Singer.

Directors at Large ( 3 positions)- Tom Deen, John Fusaro, Tyrone Montgomery, Butch Brannock

Next on agenda was the list of play-off crews that were prepared by play-off committee. Vinnie Harstad was chairperson of the committee and was running late but would make general membership meeting with list.

John informed the board that the year end banquet will be Nov 6, 7pm at Plantation Preserve. A cash bar will be available at 6:30 pm

Commissioner Tye Sager advised the board that a number of 4 person crews last week went very well, he received calls that the crews did an outstanding job.

Meeting adjourned: 6:45 pm



BFOA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING OCT 17, 2016

Called to order: 7:05 pm

John opened meeting with names of candidates to run for office,

They are; President: Phil Serfass, Gino SantaLucia, Vice-President: Steve Haft, Anthony Smith, Secretary: Joe McGrath, Treasurer: Scott Singer

Directors at Large ( 3 positions) : Tom Deen, John Fusaro, Tyrone Montgomery, Butch Brannock

This year’s election will be voted on-line.

John informed the members that the year-end banquet will be Nov 6, 7pm at Plantation Preserve.

The recommendation committee presented our 2016 playoff crews. Crew list was presented and discussed by committee member Scott Singer. Rich Collura made a motion and seconded by John Fusaro to accept playoff crews. Members voted to approve playoff crews.

Roy Getzoff proposed a new amendment. He read to members and will be discusseded at next meeting as per bylaws. It is to establish a BFOA Hall of Fame.

Rules Interpreter Tommy James addressed some signals and inadvertent whistle on kickoffs.

Inadvertent whistle- On a punt if you have first touching and the ball keeps going and then you have an inadvertent whistle. The receiving team cannot take the ball at spot of first touching. They can takethe ball at where the whistle was blown or re-kick.

Dead ball personal and unsportsmanlike conduct. If you have a dead ball personal foul and you are marking off the penalty and the coach starts swearing at you, mark off the 15 yards for dead ball and 15 yards against the coach for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Meeting adjourned: 8pm

BFOA BOARD MEETING - 9/26/2016

posted Oct 18, 2016, 6:48 PM by Vince Mundo   [ updated Oct 18, 2016, 6:49 PM ]

Called to order: 6 PM

Board members present: John Gazzano, Gino SantaLucia, Joe McGraw, Vinnie Harstad, Keith Knauer, Steve Haft
Excused: Phil Serfass, Commissioner Tye Sager, Rules Interpreter Tommy James

John opened meeting to address recommendations committee. Chair person is Vinnie Harstad. He will contact the first playoff crew from last year as they will be on the committee. Commissioner Tye Sager advised the board that he will send out email to all members with qualifications and deadline.

Gino had question on the use of drones. He said all BCAA schools are not allowed to use during game. This does not cover private schools. John Gazzano told the board that all crew chiefs control the use of drones with private schools for liability reasons and should stop the use of drones. Keith Knauer told the board that his game last week they had a drone over the field. He advised the A.D. that the BCAA policy does not allow them. They did take it down. Gino also contacted FHSAA about the use of drones . They advised him that they oversee the use of drones for state playoff games only. This is up to local associations to restrict use.

Gino also addressed the authority of what team we use for weather bug and the distance to stop play of game. He called Broward Athletic Director Shawn Cerra for clarification. Mr. Cerra advised Gino that the home team is responsible. That person is the A.D. or principal. As to the distance it is 6 miles.

Commissioner Tye Sager told the board that on Sept. 22 BFOA official Darrel Williams failed to show up for a varsity assignment at Cooper City, although he had previously confirmed that assignment. In accordance with BFOA guidelines I have suspended him pending a board appearance / explanation. Mr. Williams did appear before the board and stated that it was a mistake on his part as he through it was a Friday game, but it was on Thursday. J. V. assigner Jim Canty stated that Mr. Williams has turned back a number of games on the same day. The board discussed all issues in depth and voted to suspend Mr. Williams for 2 games.

Steve Haft said that HUDL is up and running. He sends out videos to all crew members when he receives videos. There has not been a high response of videos from BCAA schools.

Meeting adjourned: 6:50 PM



BFOA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 9/26/2016

Called to order: 7 PM

John opened meeting that playoff games are not far away. He said Commissioner Tye Sager will send out e-mail to all members of dead line and qualifications. October is cancer awareness month. If you have pink whistle, lanyard, towel or hat you can use them for the month of October. All crew members should be in same uniform as to wearing pink items . Honig,s does supply pink items. Larry Bowen addressed members that if you need pink whistle that he will have them at next meeting. Larry has been kind enough to supply members each year as his wife is a cancer survivor.

John also addressed the weather bug that it is the home team is responsible and the contact person is the A.D. or principal. Also the distance to play is 6 miles.

Commissioner Tye Sager advised members that on Oct. 7,14 and 21 if anyone on your crew turns a game back that you better start practicing 4-person mechanics, as you will be working 4 person games.

Steve told members that HUDL is working and when he receives videos, he sends out copy to all crew members. He said he signs us up as coach so the crew chief can edit and forward to his crew. Also on weather delay for pay that he has only received a few forms and he will forward to BCAA at end of month.

Tommy James had a HUDL presentation and addressed some rules.

Where you don’t have defensive pass interference:
Quarterback throws the ball when he is over the line of scrimmage.
2 forward passes.
Ineligible down field.
Defender away from ball from where it was thrown. You could have holding but not pass interference.


A helmet comes off and runner fumbles ball. Ball is dead and A keeps ball.
2 dead ball unsportsmanlike fouls on A and B. offsetting. You mark off nothing.
A has ball second down and 5 yards for first. A runs the ball and fumbles with B recovering. B starts to run with ball and he fumbles with A recovering. You had 2 change of possession. It is now first and ten for A.


Meeting adjourned: 8PM

BFOA GENERAL MEETING - 9/12/2016

posted Sep 27, 2016, 4:30 PM by Vince Mundo   [ updated Sep 27, 2016, 4:35 PM ]

Called to order 7:00 PM

Board members present :   John Gazzano, Gino SantaLucia, Joe McGrath, Phil Serfass, Vinnie Harstad, Keith Knauer, Excused - Steve Haft, Tye Sager 

Rules Interpreter - Tommy James

John Gazzano told members that he had to cancel last meeting because of a problem with parking. SPHS was having their Open House and they not notify us. He did have an e-mail sent out to all members about 6:15 pm cancelling the meeting. John advised members that they may receive call from Kim Simmonds, Office of Manager Athletic as to your social security number. Kim will need this for pay purposes. John wanted members to know that it is fine to give Kim your S.S. number. 

Vince addressed members with video presentation with you make the call. He had sent e-mail with video to members prior to meeting. The video addressed if the foul was a block in the back or not. The response from BFOA was a high percentage of no foul. Vince contacted an association in California with a membership of 230 with them having the opposite response. He also contacted GMAC for their call. Vince said as we all know this is a judgment call. 

Rules Interpreter Tommy James addressed members about water break and some other rule interpretations. 

Water break should be 6:30 of quarter. Do not arbitrarily stop a running clock for a water break. If the clock is stopped at 6:40, don’t be afraid to give the water break at that time. 

If you have a quarterback sneak and the fullback is pushing him this is aiding the runner. The penalty is 5 yards from the spot of the foul. 

Now a scrum is completely different. When you a have a number of players from offense and defense pushing you have nothing. When forward progress has stopped blow your whistle. 

Home team is responsible for chain crew at start of game. This is a 15 yard penalty, not 5 yard delay of game. This is the same for second half. 

P S K fouls starts with the snap, (punt past neutral zone) ends when the kick ends.

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