Flag Football Editorial Board 2017-06-05T17:40:45+00:00
NIRSA Flag Football

Editorial Board

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The NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials’ Manual was first published in 1983. Its purpose is to provide a standardized code of Rules, interpretations and officials’ mechanics for the sport of flag and touch football.  The NIRSA FFB Editorial Board is responsible for updating and revising the biennial publication which provides a standardized code of Rules, interpretations and officials’ mechanics for the sport of flag and touch football.

The NIRSA Flag Football Editorial Board has the capacity for 12 members, serving staggered two to four year terms.

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NIRSA Flag Football Rulebook Editorial Board

PositionFirst NameLast NameCompanyEmailTerm Ends
ChairNicoleGreenUniversity of Michigannmgreen@umich.edu2019
Rules Book EditorNickBrigatiPenn State University2021
Officials Manual EditorJasonGantFarmingdale State College2019
NIRSA Championship Series Flag Football Work Team ChairMarkComerUniversity of Baltimore2018
NIRSA Professional MemberMary KateCrawfordUniversity of Maryland2021
NIRSA Professional MemberJeffFeldhausVirginia Tech2019
NIRSA Professional MemberDavidParkerUniversity of North Carolina at Wilmington2019
NIRSA Professional MemberAlexandra RizzoUCLA2019
NIRSA Professional MemberBenStrunkNorth Carolina State University2021
NIRSA Professional MemberJoe WiseUniversity of Texas at Austin2021
NIRSA Student MemberDanWrenholdIndiana University2019
NIRSA At-Large MemberJoshuaSaundersRobinson High School Flag Football Head Coach2019

Update the NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials’ Manual, Clinician’s Kit and online Officials Training Course.

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NIRSA Flag Football Rulebook Editorial Board Members

Editorial Board Members Institution Term Ends
Chair Nicole Green,
University of Michigan
2017
Rules Book Editor Nick Brigati,
Ohio University
2021
Officials Manual Editor Jason Gant,
Farmingdale State College
2019
NIRSA Championship Series Flag Football Work Team Chair Mark Comer,
University of Baltimore
2018
NIRSA Professional Members Gary Cahen,
The University of Central Florida
2017
Jeff Feldhaus,
Virginia Tech
2019
Jerrod Jackson,
Texas A&M University
2017
Kurt Klier,
University of Maryland
2019
David Parker,
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
2017
Alexandra Prano,
UCLA
2019
NIRSA Student Members Daniel Renfro,
University of South Florida
2017
At-Large Member Joshua Saunders,
Robinson High School Flag Football Head Coach
2017

Editorial Board Charges

Update the NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials’ Manual, Clinician’s Kit and online Officials Training Course.

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Editorial Board Charges

The NIRSA Flag Football Editorial Board has the capacity for 12 members, serving staggered two to four year terms. Nicole Green-Valentine, University of Michigan is the Chair of the Editorial Board (2015-2017).

In its first year (2015-16), the inaugural Editorial Board will be charged with developing a process for recruitment, application, and appointment of future Editorial Boards and members.

  • Approximately 50% of the membership remains consistent and 50% of membership rotates every-two-years;
  • Terms shall rotate with the 2-year Rulebook editorial process and application, nomination, and appointment shall follow the Leadership Recruitment Process, as established by the NIRSA;
  • This process shall reflect the NIRSA Strategic Values and diversity of the membership.

In its first year (2015-16), the inaugural Editorial Board will also establish guidelines for the review and editing process.  Such a process may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • All NFHS Rulebook changes to be considered;
  • All NFHS Officiating Mechanics changes to be considered;
  • Suggestions for edits, rules changes, mechanics changes to be considered;
  • Voting process to include all 12 FFB Editorial Board Members.

In its second year (2016-17), the inaugural Editorial Board will use the established processes to edit the rule book scheduled for publication March 2017.

Editorial Board Position Requirements and terms

  • CHAIR (1)
    • Position requirements
      • 2-year appointment
      • Must be a NIRSA Professional Member (includes Life & Emeritus)
      • Must have prior experience on NIRSA FFB Editorial Board
    • Application preferences
      • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Have officiating experience with flag football or other related sport
    • Responsibilities
      • Appoint Editorial Board using established application and review process
      • Schedule meetings / conference calls
      • Collect rulebook suggestions
      • Communicate with Editorial Board members
      • Serve as liaison to NIRSA Board of Directors, and Human Kinetics for print materials
      • Serve as the spokesperson of the Editorial Board
      • Develop electronic files, documents, etc. to share materials
  • RULES BOOK EDITOR (1)
    • Position requirements
      • Appointment is for four-years (2 rulebooks)
      • Editor may apply for a second-term.
      • Must be a NIRSA Professional Member (includes Life & Emeritus)
    • Application preferences
      • NFHS, NCAA, or other football officiating experience (preferred)
      • Active in regional and national NIRSA Flag Football Tournaments
    • Responsibilities
      • Serve on staff at the NIRSA Championship Series National Flag Football Tournament
      • Will review and present NFHS rules changes
  • OFFICIALS’ MANUAL EDITOR (1)
    • Position requirements
      • Appointment is for four-years (2 rulebooks)
      • Editor may apply for a second-term.
      • Must be a NIRSA Professional Member (includes Life & Emeritus)
    • Application preferences
      • NFHS, NCAA, or other football officiating experience (preferred)
      • Active in regional and national NIRSA Flag Football Tournaments
    • Responsibilities
      • Serve on staff at the NIRSA Championship Series National Flag Football Tournament
      • Will review and present NFHS mechanics and positioning changes
  • SODP FFB CHAIR (1)
    • One-year appointment
  • NIRSA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FFB WT CHAIR (1)
    • Two-year appointment
  • NIRSA PROFESSIONAL MEMBER (5) (includes Life & Emeritus)
    • Two-year appointment
    • Football, flag football, or other officiating experience (preferred)
  • NIRSA STUDENT MEMBER (1)
    • Position requirements
      • Two-year appointment
      • Graduate or Undergraduate student standing at the time of application
      • Must be a NIRSA Student Member at the time of application (or obtain NIRSA Student Membership by the start or Editorial Board start)
    • Application preferences
      • Preference for candidate who will provide a minimum of 12-months remaining as enrolled student with understanding that the person may graduate during their 2-year-term on the Editorial Board
      • Experience officiating or serving on staff at the NIRSA National Championship Series National Flag Football Tournament (preferred)
      • Football, flag football, or other officiating experience (preferred)
  • AT-LARGE MEMBER (1)
    • Position requirements
      • Two-year appointment
    • Application preferences
      • NIRSA members or non member affiliates and strategic partners who are closely aligned or vested in the success of the sport of Flag Football.
      • Football, flag football, or other officiating experience.
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Questions about the Flag Football Rulebook can be directed to the NIRSA Sr. Director of Professional Development, Mary Callender.

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Chair

Nicole Green, University of Michigan

Rules Book Editor

Nick Brigati, Ohio University

Officials Manual Editor

Jason Gant, Creighton University

NIRSA Championship Series Flag Football
Work Team Chair

Brian Mills, University of Houston

NIRSA Professional Members

Gary Cahen, The University of Central Florida

NIRSA Professional Members

Jeff Feldhaus, Virginia Tech

NIRSA Professional Members

Jerrod Jackson, Texas A&M University

NIRSA Professional Members

Kurt Klier, University of Maryland

NIRSA Professional Members

David Parker, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

NIRSA Professional Members

Alexandra Prano, UCLA

NIRSA Student Members

Daniel Renfro, University of South Florida

At-Large Member

Joshua Sanders, FHSAA Girls Flag Football Coach

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