*Protocol for challenges:
(This is for college games and for select HS games/tournaments where challenges are included ie: Section and State Championships)
Here is the correct order and procedure when there's a challenge:
Sample scenario below:
Team A calls a challenge – referee approaches the coach and receives the information on the challenge
Referee alerts the scoring officials of the challenge and they begin the review process
Referee then alerts the announcer on what type of challenge it is and the announcer uses the sample script in the updated hosting packet to announce the challenge
Referee then proceeds over to the TEAM B coach and tells them exactly what’s being challenged
Referee then awaits the scoring official decision.
Upon the decision, the referee signals that the call was upheld or overturned and the announcer uses the sample script to alert everyone on the outcome of the challenge.
No further discussion. The fans get a general idea on what’s going on and both coaches are aware of what was challenged and they can go back later to review their 8 count sheets and video if they need additional clarification.
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