COMMITTEE INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUALS
INTERESTED IN POSSIBLY SERVING
ON NCAA COMMITTEES
- NAME OF COMMITTEE: Football Rules Committee.
- NUMBER OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Twelve plus a secretary-rules editor who is the official rules interpreter but does not vote on the rules.
- GENERAL DUTIES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- Communicate with the football community on rules issues during the season.
- Compare ideas and gauge opinions on potential rules changes with colleagues in conference and region.
- Communicate the rules-change process to the football community.
- Evaluate playing rules annually to ensure balance between offense and defense and fair play among other considerations
- NUMBER OF IN-PERSON MEETINGS PER YEAR (include approximate dates and days away from office): One in-person meeting per year, typically in February, for four days, including travel.
- NUMBER OF CONFERENCE CALLS PER YEAR (include the usual day of the week and average length of call): Conference calls are scheduled once a month for an hour in December, January and February to keep up on in-season happenings. Members are invited to listen to monthly officiating calls during the regular season with Division I officiating coordinators and national officiating coordinator.
- OTHER COMMENTS: If applicant is an administrator, it is advisable for the individual to have played, coached and/or officiated the sport for multiple years, preferably on the collegiate level, or to have a serious interest in and working knowledge of the playing rules of the game. Members should strive to exhibit exemplary decorum during games attended, whether as a participant or observer. Note: This is not the committee that selects the Division I Championship bracket.