Field Marshal

The Field Marshal is responsible for the oversight of all field operations on game day. To report game day rule violations, please send an email to our Director of Rules/Oversight


  • 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:

  • 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

Pre-Game Duties

  • 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

Field Lights

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.

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