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Conversation 40: “Her Turf” Documentary

The documentary “Her Turf,” follows three extraordinary female football officials as they bravely attempt to level the playing field.   Shantel Hansen (Director and Producer), Dean Blandino (Executive Producer) and Annice Cannady (the 1st female NCAA official) join us to discuss this extremely important documentary. Topics include: What is the documentary about? Where did the idea come from? Overview of the […]

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Conversation 39: Touching Rules

Tyler and Dwayne discuss rules related to touching of a scrimmage kick and touching during a pass play. Topics include Touching during a scrimmage kick Touching behind/beyond the neutral zone Illegal touching during scrimmage kick Illegal touching during pass plays Touching by kicking team in B’s end zone Eligibility gained or regained Quote of the Week Don’t compare your beginning […]

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In this conversation, Tyler and Dwayne focus on finding the basic spot in a specific case: Running plays when the run ends in the end zone after a change of team possession (10.2.2.d.2). This includes the momentum exception (8.5.1 exception) We hope to clarify these often confusing set of rules with some play scenarios. Quote of the Week “My heart […]

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Rick Kruger and Brian Boche (rhymes with Hockey) manage the Upper Midwest Collegiate Football Officials Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota, B1G country. Listen and learn about this great, inexpensive clinic including the on and off field opportunities to learn and get better. NOTE: Around the 28 minute mark, we censored a short part of the conversation in order to conceal the […]

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Conversation 36: QwikRef with founder Rusty Acree

QwikRef has become a vital tool used by officials, supervisors and coaches in most of the conferences across the country. Rusty Acree is the founder and he joins us to provide unique insight into QwikRef. Topics include: How and why QwikRef was born? Features of QwikRef Who are the users of QwikRef? Where do suggestions for improvements come from? Quote of […]

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Conversation 35: Rule Study Guidelines and Tips

Looking for some ideas on how to study the rules? Tyler and Dwayne provide some tips to help you create your rule study plan and prepare for upcoming rules exams. Topics include Different types learners Creating goals and creating a study plan Rogers Redding Guide Dickson Study Method Hybrid Method Making Rule Study more Interesting Study Groups Quote Of the […]

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Warning:  We had technical difficulties during the recording of this episode.  The sound quality is degraded. CPA Keith Vincent is the co-author of the Sports Officials Tax Guide from Referee Magazine. In this conversation, Keith provides some tips and guidance regarding sports officials’ taxes.  There is some great information in this conversation. Topics include: Employee vs Independent contractor How Income […]

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In the 2nd episode of season 2, Big XII Head-LineJudge John Braun returns to discuss his rookie season in the Big XII.  He also discusses the upcoming Email Rules Exchange that he manages. Topics includes Differences between Mountain West and Big XII Lessons learned #1 goal for line of scrimmage officials The Email Rules Exchange Quote of the Week A […]

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If you want to really achieve your goals, setting them is just the beginning.  In the first episode of Season 2, Tyler and Dwayne discuss goal setting and ways to ensure that you actually achieve those goals. Remember, “a goal without a plan is just a wish”. Topics Include: Why we set goals How to create SMART goals How to […]

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Conversation 31 – Handling Adversity

In this bonus episode,  Tyler and Dwayne discuss the various types of adversity that officials deal with and offer up a few ways to handle them. Topics include: Different types of adversity In-game vs Post-game How you can help crew mates Quote of the Week To try to run away from suffering is not wise. To stay with it, to […]

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