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.

Arroyo Passing League Rules

The Arroyo High School "2016 Shootout" passing league tournament is coming up soon. Click here are the rules for the tournament, and go out and get some more snaps!

Mountain View 7-on-7 Tournament

The Mountain View "One Blood 7-on-7 Tournament" is coming up soon. Click here are the rules for the tournament, and go out and get some good snaps!

Further Congratulations!

Further congratulations to Joe Conte, Jr., who worked the 3rd round FCS playoff game between Northern Iowa and North Dakota State on December 12.


Congratulations to Joe Conte, Jr., who will be working the Celebration Bowl between Alcorn State and North Carolina A&T on Saturday, December 19. The game will be televised at 9:00 AM on ABC.


Subscribe to San Gabriel Valley Football Officials Association RSS