Field Marshal Duties and Responsibilities

 

The checklist below outlines the major duties and responsibilities that will be performed by ALL field marshals assigned to work a VAUYFC football game during the football season. 

 

  •  Maintain good order, discipline and a safe environment on game day for all the players, spectators, coaches and referees.

  • 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 6U and 8U division of play (slide of special rules will be attached).

  • Divisions 8U-14U  will play an overtime format (start on 10-yard line).

  • 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 (6U can play on an 80 yard football field.) Field equipment will be on the home side of the field.

  • Conduct Roster And ID Check for ALL teams and players participating in football games.

  • A minimum of 14 players must be eligible and able to participate to start a regulation game! 

  • Up front, give coaches and staff a quick brief on how check – ins will be conducted (KEEP ALL SPECTATORS, INCLUDING PARENTS AWAY FROM THE DESIGNATED AREA). Only 2 people from each team are allowed at the check in.

  • Conduct check -ins at half time of the current game for the teams preparing to play… ensure opposing team coaches are present at the designated area to monitor check -in. 

  • At the check in , coaches need to have in their possession (a DMV ID, military ID or passport, copy of birth certificates, mandatory play roster (MPR) – filled out properly and completely and team rosters).

  • Remind coaches and staff of the mandatory play rule (see mandatory play roster… mandatory plays are determined by the size of the team roster).

  • If a player is not present for the initial check -in, they will have until the start of the 3rd quarter to check-in… once the second half of the game starts, that player who has not checked in is ineligible to play in the football game

  • If a player fails to have all of the required documentation… THEY CAN NOT PLAY.  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 IS considered cheating.

  • At the conclusion of each game… check with the referees to record the final scores on the MPR sheet

  • HEAD COACHES, HEAD OFFICIAL AND FIELD MARSHALL WILL SIGN MPR TO VERIFY SCORE OF THE GAME!

  • COLLECT MPR SHEETS AND RETURN TO VAUYFC Board MONDAY VIA email.

  • Ensure spectators are reminded to stay clear of the game field and away from the scale during check-ins