2016 CFOA Newsletter #4

This week's newsletter has articles on reading and reacting, slowing down, film study, being a "smooth operator", holding, and coach-official communication. Access the newsletter here.

CFOA Newsletter #3

This week's newsletter deals with "cleaning up", holding, sideline control, counting, and dead-ball hits. Get the newsletter here.

Bear Memorial Patches

 The "Bear" memorial patches have arrived. If you would like to pick them up for yourself and your crewmates for this week, please contact Darren Winkley, who will set them out on his porch for you. Each official will receive two patches.  The patch can be sewn, taped, or glued to the hat and should be centered on the back about 1/2" from the bottom.

Obituary of Thomas Sadler

Thomas Aidan Sadler died Saturday night, August 20, 2016 at UCLA from complications of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Born October 27, 1946, he grew up in La Crescenta, California the son of the Rev. C. Boone Sadler, Jr. who was the rector of St. Luke’s of the Mountains for thirty years and Mary Maud Sadler.

Services for Tom "Bear" Sadler

Bear's services will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 11:00 AM at St. James the Less, 4625 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta, CA 91214-1899. A reception will follow at St. Liuke's, 2563 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, CA 91214.

Tom loved football, but more he loved offciating. He started late in life and may have not been the best, but he gave it his all up to his last year of officiating.


The San Gabriel Valley Football Officials Association is deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and fellow official, Tom "Bear" Sadler.

2016 CFOA Newsletter #2

  This week's CFOA newsletter deals with professional behavior, dead ball officiating, whistle control, speaking with coaches, pass interference, officiating philosophy, and on-field conflict. Access the newsletter here.

Study Guide

The study guide (download here) has opened up on Arbiter and will remain open until 8/21. The test needs to be completed online. To do so, click here or go to Arbiter and login to the "Central Hub". Several study guide sessions are coming up. Please sign up for them on Arbiter and remember that you are expected to have your study guide completed prior to attending the session.

2016 CFOA Bulletin #1

CFOAWelcome to the 2016 High School Football Season! The first CFOA bulletin is now available and includes articles on "the little things", the free blocking zone, and solid officiating. Click here for the newsletter.

Study Guide, Kits, and Dues

There are less than 60 days until kickoff! Hopefully you've been getting some snaps in, watching some film, getting back into officiating shape, and doing some rules study. If you haven't, you might want to start doing so! Click the "Read More" button for information on kits, the study guide, dues, and the first meeting.


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