Field Marshal Duties and Responsibilities

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Aug 26, 2015, T.Keiling
YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF THE FIELD/GAMES AS FIELD MARSHAL!
Field Marshal Duties and Responsibilities:
 COLLECT MPR SHEETS AND RETURN TO VAYFA Board ASAP VIA
EMAIL [email protected], [email protected], and
[email protected]
 Ensure spectators are reminded to stay clear of the game field and away from
 The checklist below outlines the major duties and responsibilities that will be
performed by ALL field marshals assigned to work a VAYFA football game
during the football season. VAYFA is responsible for having a scale that is
accurate and in good working condition at all game locations.:
 Scale: all national division of play will be given a one pound (extra) per weight
division at the scale because of variants of scale(s).
 Maintain good order, discipline and a safe environment on game day for all the
players, spectators, coaches and referees.
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Playing music during live play is NOT authorized, to include No air horns are allowed
by spectators or cheer
 Ensure there are no pets, drinking alcohol or smoking on County grounds.
 Greet referees and ensure they are familiar with the special rules for the Tiny Mite
and Mighty Mite division of play (slide of special rules will be attached).
 Divisions Cadet – Midget and All American Divisions will play an overtime
format (start on 10-yard line) – NO OVERTIME for TM & MM Divisions.
 Stress time management and keeping the games on time to the referees.
 Ensure the game field is set up properly yard markers, down marker and 10 yard
markers (Tiny Mites will play on an 80 yard football field.) Field equipment will
be on the home side of the field.
 Conduct weigh-ins for ALL teams and players participating in football games.
o Cadet up to 14U: A minimum of 14 players must be eligible and able
to participate to start a regulation game!
o Development Level (TM up to 9U): A minimum of 13 players must be
eligible and able to participate to start a regulation game!
o At all times a team must have 12 players to continue game play; the
team that does not have 12 players to finish the game…forfeits the
game; 8U playing rules same as MM- no overtime
o Up front, give coaches and staff a quick brief on how weigh – INS will be
conducted (KEEP ALL SPECTATORS, INCLUDING PARENTS
AWAY FROM THE SCALE). Only 2 people from each team are
allowed at the scale.
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o Conduct weigh-ins at half time of the current game for the teams preparing
to play… ensure opposing team coaches are present at the scale to monitor
weigh-in. (Age/Weight Criteria attached).
o At the scale, coaches need to have in their possession (a Walker’s ID,
military ID or passport, copy of birth certificates, mandatory play
roster (MPR) – filled out properly and completely and team rosters).
o Remind coaches and staff of the mandatory play rule (see mandatory play
roster… mandatory plays are determined by the size of the team roster).
o ALL football players will go across the scale wearing the following
football equipment: game jersey, socks, game pants w/ 7 – piece pad set
and game cleats (the field marshal will watch ALL players cross the
scale.)
o If a player is not present for the weigh-in, they will have until the start of
the 3rd quarter to weigh-in… once the second half of the game starts, that
player who has not weighed in is ineligible to play in the football game
o If a player fails to make weight… THEY CAN NOT PLAY! (Only one
time on the scale – no re-weighing a player). No Exceptions
Ensure coaches exchange mandatory play rosters (MPR) prior to the start of the
football game and assign two spotters to track mandatory plays.
Check MPR sheets at the beginning of the fourth quarter to ensure ALL players
have played their required / minimum plays for the game.
If players have not received their mandatory plays, ensure those players go in the
game and remain in the game until they get their required number of plays… if
this is violated; the game will be forfeited
Roster/Participant manipulation of any kind will be considered cheating.
At the conclusion of each game… check with the referees and record the scores
on the MPR sheet
HEAD COACHES, HEAD OFFICAL AND FIELD MARSHALL WILL
SIGN MPR TO VERIFY SCORE OF THE GAME!
COLLECT MPR SHEETS AND RETURN TO VAYFA Board ASAP VIA
EMAIL [email protected], [email protected], and
[email protected]
Ensure spectators are reminded to stay clear of the game field and away from the
scale during weigh-ins
YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF THE FIELD/GAMES AS FIELD MARSHAL!
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