The Field Marshal is responsible for the oversight of all field operations on game day.
- Supervision of proper field set-up;
- Monitoring game clock and scoreboard operations;
- Giving direction to teams on where to warm-up;
- Assisting the referees, as requested, in the event of field or TCYFL rules disputes;
- Monitoring the activities of players, coaches, and spectators to ensure all adhere to the governing school district field use policies; and
The field marshal should have the following items on hand at each game:
- TCYFL RULES
- List of contacts and emergency numbers for the VP of Referees, the VP of Gameday Operations, and the facility site managers
- The Field Marshal badge
- Team rosters with weights and jersey numbers
- Incident report forms
- Score reporting forms
- Site should be close to the field, protected from rain, outside of end zones or on running track. Site should not be in scorer's booth.
- Should be able to see playing field and whole facilities.
- Prior to each game make sure there is someone assigned to run scoreboard/clock.
- Check for proper operation.
- Make sure the person(s) running the scoreboard/clock know how to operate them and know the official clock management rules.
- Inspect field for play
- All necessary equipment accounted for, down box marker, 10-yard chain-set, goal post padding, goal markers, sideline yard markers, benches, water if available.
- All nonessential equipment moved a safe distance away from playing field.
- Greet each team
- Greet referees
Remind them of TCYFL-specific rules regarding time-outs per half (2), mercy rule (running clock if ahead by 21 in second half), and overtime procedure (Kansas City tie-breaker from the 10 yard-line; maximum 3 rounds).
During the Game
- The referees usually are not educated about TCYFL-specific rules including weight limits, time outs, etc.
- Any football related judgment call by the referees is final.
- Different fields have different viewing areas.
- As a rule of thumb, the spectators should stay off of the field, sidelines, and surrounding track.
- There is no smoking at any TCYFL event and it is illegal on school property.
- Pets are not allowed in most of the stadiums.
- Water is the only beverage allowed on any Field-Turf facility.
Video and Photography On the Field
After the Game
- This needs to be reported to the TCYFL Web Site:
- E-mail the report Saturday night or Sunday.
- Hand over Field Marshal Kit and badge.
- Do not remove anything from the Field Marshal Kit.
- The Field Marshal of the last game is responsible for:
- Reporting all scores recorded for that day at that facility.
- Contacting the VP of Gameday Operations to return the Field Marshal Kit.