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    Sex CFL/NFL Officials training

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    TORONTO — As part of an ongoing collaborative effort to develop football personnel, the National Football League and Canadian Football League today announced the expansion of the NFL-CFL Officiating Development Program.

    Six NFL officials – an increase from four in the first year of the program in 2016 – will work as part of CFL crews during preseason and regular-season games in June and July, prior to starting their NFL season at the league’s annual officiating clinic in late July.

    In addition, six CFL officials – up from three in 2016 – will join the NFL’s Officiating Development Program, which is designed to train top officials in all aspects of NFL officiating. Elements of the program include attending NFL mini-camps and training camps, officiating preseason games, studying position-specific film with veteran NFL officials, reviewing mechanics and analyzing rules differences between the NFL and other leagues, including the CFL and college football.


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    “Working together to develop a sustainable pipeline of highly qualified and experienced officials is in the best interest of both of our leagues,” said NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent. “We continue to explore how to collaborate on providing more on-field experience for our officials as well as developing a broad range of football personnel. This is a partnership that makes good sense.”

    The NFL officials that worked in the CFL in 2016 were deep wing officials – side judges and field judges – to minimize the impact of some of the rules differences between the two leagues. This year, the program will also include a back judge – a deep official positioned in the middle of the field.

    “The CFL officials that participated in the development program last year benefited greatly from it,” said CFL Senior Vice-President, Football Glen Johnson. “We’re excited that the NFL saw enough merit in it to want to expand the program. This will give more of our officials the opportunity for enhanced professional development activities in order to continue to improve their performance on the field.”

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    Hopefully it solves a lot of the inconsistent calls.
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    Re: CFL/NFL Officials training

    Seems strange. I can see some benefit to CFL officials in attending NFL program, but what do NFL Officials learn attending CFL program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moon1 View Post
    Seems strange. I can see some benefit to CFL officials in attending NFL program, but what do NFL Officials learn attending CFL program.
    I think the main thing would be the ability to work with officials from a different league who can share experiences. There might also be some subtle thing that go unnoticed to fans but could be very helpful for officials in another league that have never thought about it.

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    That for sure and also the fact that they get a "warm-up" in June/July working CFL games is just more time for them refining their craft
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    Re: CFL/NFL Officials training

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon1 View Post
    Seems strange. I can see some benefit to CFL officials in attending NFL program, but what do NFL Officials learn attending CFL program.
    They were talking a year ago about incorporating a single point on kickoffs and punts to help get rid of touchbacks and having more returns. Being up here and seeing how our return game works could definitely give them pointers on how to incorporate it.
    Run the Ball up the gut around the horn it does not matter. We run we win what is so difficult to understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danlaurin View Post
    They were talking a year ago about incorporating a single point on kickoffs and punts to help get rid of touchbacks and having more returns. Being up here and seeing how our return game works could definitely give them pointers on how to incorporate it.
    Since changing the extra point you can now score a single point during a point after attempt, maybe that also has something to do with is. We also implemented changeable pass interference and the NFL has not yet, so maybe they want to study that to see how it affects the game and whether or not they want to add it in the NFL.

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