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18 Forward Progress

Forward Progress – Cross Field Mechanics

Chapter 18. Forward Progress
Pg. 88

Cross Field Mechanic
The cross field mechanic refers to a
procedure in which the wing official looks
across the field to the opposite wing
official for forward progress when he is
unable to get to the spot or does not
have a spot. When that situation occurs
the involved official should be looking
across the field for the opposite wing
official indicating he is asking for help.
If the opposite wing official has the
spot he can indicate it by moving along
the dead ball spot toward the middle
of the field saying, “I have a good spot
here if you need it.” The involved official
can now square in on the spot of the
opposite official. Should the involved
official look for help and find that no help
is available, he must now pick the best
spot he can find.