Coaches Corner Ask The Expert
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|Jim, does this situation satisfy the components for a PSK?
4th and 10 from A 30 yd line.. A punts to be B... ball goes beyond the neutral zone.
B cleanly catches the kick at the B 25 and returns the ball 5 yds to the B 30 yd line
the officals notice 12 men on the field for B after the play has ended.
a 15 yd illegal participation penalty needs to be enforced. Is a 15 yd penalty enforced against B and B maintains possession . first and 10 from the B 15?
Does A retain possession with a 15 yd penalty enforcement from the A 30 which results in A maintaining possession, 1st and ten from their own 45?
Appreciate your efforts.
|Phil, Here is my earlier response with a couple more notes: Interesting that you should bring this play up. We had an illegal participation play (12 men on field during play) and debated the enforcement spot. The case book has guidelines that specify THIS type of illegal participation should be enforced from the previous (versus basic spot). Other 'types' of illegal participation call for basic spot enforcement. Looks like A gets a new series.
Check 9-6 and the Case Book comment for some examples.
Since the foul is considered to have occurred simultaneous with the snap, the PSK provisions are superceded.|
|Does the home team have to supply headphones if the visiting team doe not bring them? Also, what do you do if the visiting team does not where white uniforms and does not bring any white uniforms? Please advise.|
|We have no rule covering coaching equipment (I.e. headphones or communication equip). Nothing to enforce by us; I've seen coaches use cell phones with the box coaches.
At the varsity level, ask the ADs/coaches to agree on uniform adjustments. Will the home team change? Can they play as is? At lower levels, play as is; hopefully colors/helmets differ enough to distinguish the teams.