Crew Chief Training Coordinator
Crew Chief Training Program
As the crew chief, you’re the maestro on the field. That means you have a lot of responsibilities. You must be ready to lead.
A Crew Chief is....
A Leader, An Organizer, Knowledgeable, Accountable, Professional, and a Mediator!
Crew Chief Training Presentation (from 1/26/2019 & 2/9/2019)
Targeting Discussion from Rules Clinic (June 8, 2019)
There was some really good discussion at the Rules Clinic regarding Targeting (TGT) and the new UIL Exceptions to the Targeting rule.
We showed you numerous clips of what should be called TGT and a few were not TGT. We heard a lot of debate on several plays and wanted to try and bring up a few points that may help with some clarification. First and foremost, TGT is a SAFETY foul. When in doubt, its TGT. Just as many injuries happen to the player delivering the hit as do the ones receiving it.
The Rule Book clearly defines several things for us.
Rule 9-1-3 states that no player shall target and make forcible contact against an opponent with the crown of the helmet. The foul requires at least one of the following indicators….
A Launch - a player leaving his feet to attack an opponent by an upward thrust of the body to make forcible contact to the head or neck area of the opponent
A crouch followed by an upward and forward thrust to attack with forcible contact to the head or neck area of the opponent, even though one or both feet are still on the ground
Leading with the helmet, shoulder, forearm, fist, hand or elbow to attack with forcible contact to the head or neck area of the opponent
Lowering the head before attacking by initiating forcible contact with the crown of the helmet.
Remember that For 9-1-3 the contact can be made to any part of the defenders body. It does not have to be above the head and neck area of the defender. But the contact must be made by using the crown of the helmet for it to be a 9-1-3 foul.
Rule 9-1-4 states that no player shall target and make forcible contact to the head or neck area of a defenseless player with the helmet, forearm, hand, fist, shoulder or elbow. The foul requires at least one of the following indicators listed above. There is a comprehensive list in the Rule Book that describes what a defenseless player is.
The TGT Rule is very clear as to what it takes to have TGT and leaves little room for opinion or personal preference. Consistency is what we are trying to achieve. We can get there if we apply the rule correctly and constantly from one crew to the next.
Determine if the player is defenseless or not. If not defenseless then 9-1-4- is not an option. We can only have 9-1-3
Determine the indicator. If there is no indicator then there cannot be TGT.
If there is an indicator, was it forcible contact either with the crown of the helmet or to the head/neck area in the case of 9-1-4
Here is the Playlist that we looked at during the meeting. It has been shared in Hudl with all Crew Chiefs. Please share with your Crews.