A new official does not need any other book but this one to work from. This book takes the complex information in the rules and breaks it down for laymen. The information paints a visible picture of a fast paced game so as it is easy to understand. With this book a new official is able to see the scenarios on the field in a modern and easy view.
I have taken this book along with the national book and given it to football coaches and, who after reading Football Rules- Simply Stated, have thanked me for doing so. They could not believe the simplicity but yet thoroughness of the work.
North Florida Officials Association
Without Football Rules: Simply Stated I would not be the official that I am today. Having played, I thought that I knew everything there was, however, McPhilomy showed me a complete new world. The author’s ability to phrase the rules so that they can be learned quickly and easily is unmatched from other works that I have read. It is Simply Stated that gave me the keys to be a successful official, working high school ball, and built my rules knowledge foundation as I move up to the college ranks. I also use Simply Stated to train new high school officials. I highly recommend Simply Stated for any official or fan who wants a clear and concise view on the rule and how it should be interpreted. I use Simply Stated as the basis for my high school rules study every year, and will for years to come. Football Rules: Simply Stated is THE primer on high school rules and should be a part of every official’s professional library.
Kellum F. Sowers
North Florida Officials Association Vice President, Training Officer
2006 Rookie of the Year