Deadlines and Reminders
Monday 8/8 - MSHSL opens Football window for online rules meeting, trainings, and test.
Wednesday 8/31 - MSHSL window closes for online rules meeting, trainings, test, etc.
Rules and Mechanics
2022 NFHS Football Rules Changes News Release
2022 Charter Clinician Presentation
2022 Umpire Checklist (5 Person Mechanics)
Mechanics Adjustments for 4-Person Crew
2020 25/40 Second Play Clock Presentation (Mike Graf)
Football Under-Varsity Timing/Special Rules
2022 RAOA Football Quizzes
Jared Butson — Assignor
Eric Okstad— Vice President
Royce Ruter — Charter Clinician
Recent and Upcoming Events
MSHSL Football Officiating Mid-Season Meeting (9/28/2022 at 7:00 pm)
2022 MSHSL Training Videos
Suggested Internet Videos
When in Doubt
When in question as to whether an action is a false start or illegal motion/shift, it is a false start.
When in question, a formation is legal.
When in question, the runner fumbled the ball and was not down.
When in question, the passer fumbled the ball and it was not an incomplete pass.
When in question on a safety related foul, it is a foul.
When in question on a non-safety related foul, it is not a foul.
When in doubt, the passer is out of the tackle box.
On a turnover or kick play, when in doubt on a threatened goal line, make it a touchback.
When in question, it is not a touchdown.
When in question, it is not a safety.