Calling and Reporting Fouls
How to Report a Flag That You Have Thrown
When reporting a flag to the Referee, reminder that he or she has a ton of other stuff on their mind.  Let them know from the start that you have a flag wit hthe blast of short whistles to indicate to the Referee that there is a flag on the play.  Try and make it as simple and as understanding as possible.  Repeat it to yourself first and then once the Referee gets to you or you get to him.  Say it again, this time say it like you are the Referee.  Always try to explain it like you want it explained to you.
 
First Things First
Who:  Which team was it on?  Offensive or defensive
What:  What is the penalty and/or flag - Know the penalty and the sign for the flag.
When:  Where is the flag and what is the yardage for that flag?
All of this is for the Referee.  Remember short and sweet and to the point.
 
Example:  Holding on the Offense at the 35 yard-line during the run.  If accepted, 10 yards from the spot and replay the down.
 
Repeating this to each other will help make sure that you both are on the same page.  If you have more that one flag, the key to this is LISTENING!  Only one person should be talking at a time.  Then only one person can report the flag to the Referee.
 
Wait, you STILL are not done
Surely a coach is going to want to know what happened on that play or what you have seen.  This is how you report it to him:
 
Always use an action verb to describe what heppened on the play.  Remember, you don't have all day to convey with the coaches, so keep it short and sweet.
 
Example:  Coach, I saw your player Pull and Drag the other player to the ground.
 
Action verbs are telling the coach that you know exactly what has happened, and it cuts down on his questioning to you.

Reporting a foul to the Referee

Classifications of Holding

Official football signals

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