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Offline Ace of Bass

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I have been Jam Timing for about 6 months now and there is some debate on what you should say to begin certain sections of the game. The actual jam is not in debate. "5 seconds" is standard and not up for discussion. However, other sections are.

The beginning of a game, I have heard "The next whistle will start the game." or no verbal cue at all, just a rolling whistle to indicate the start. For the second half, I have heard,  "The next whistle will start the half.", which could be used for the beginning of the game as well.

In addition, for a team time out, there is a specific amount of time, so no verbal cue is necessary, but on official time outs, official review or injury, there are times when you can start the jam in under the 30 seconds when everyone is ready, so I typically say "The next whistle will start the jam in 5". Curious to see what others do here.

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Re: Verbal cues for starting jams after time outs or start of a half.
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 04:28:06 pm »
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There's no standard practice, but here's what I do:

No specific verbal cue for the start of a half, just swoopy either when the intermission clock ends or when the HR indicates they are ready.  (Check with the HR ahead of time on how they want to work that.)

Coming out of a TTO or an OR, I will have been standing directly in front of the skaters, and I would prefer not to be run over.  Therefore, I *always* give a warning before blowing the swoopy.  Since "This whistle does not start the jam," sounds a bit too much like "This whistle starts the jam," I usually go with "This whistle ends timeout."

No other warnings - after a swoopy, the next sound is "five seconds," and it's pretty obvious what that means.
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Re: Verbal cues for starting jams after time outs or start of a half.
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2018, 12:16:14 am »
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FYI, We do the same as Smasher; Rolling whistle at 30 seconds to game time/beginning of second half. The same Rolling whistle is used for ending all timeouts. Then "5 seconds" no additional verbal are used at our games
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Re: Verbal cues for starting jams after time outs or start of a half.
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 01:03:16 am »
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I like to say "This is NOT your whistle!" before blowing the rolling whistle.

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Re: Verbal cues for starting jams after time outs or start of a half.
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2018, 06:05:33 pm »
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As an addition to this, do you verbally declare time outs, or just the 4 short blasts? "Time out, White.", for example.

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Re: Verbal cues for starting jams after time outs or start of a half.
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2018, 10:18:37 pm »
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Unlike end of timeout warnings, declaring the type of timeout at the START of the timeout IS specified in the official cues document.
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Re: Verbal cues for starting jams after time outs or start of a half.
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2018, 12:03:41 pm »
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Great answers. I reckon it’s in response to the skaters rushing as the JT blows the whistle thinking its the jam start. I’m not a fan of using anything that is not an official verbal cue (one of my pet peeves is “pack is front/rear” but that’s a discussion for another day). But I’m a fan of “next whistle starts the jam”.

For timeouts I blow the 4 whistles then verbalise the timeout
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