The website that you go to to accept games, view your schedule, take tests, get contact information for other officials, and get directions to the schools we cover. You must be a member to access this site.
Other Southern California Football Associations
- California Football Officials Association (CFOARef.org)
The CFOA trains and certifies football officials throughout California, parts of Nevada, Hawaii and US Armed Forces in Japan. The CFOA is comprised of 26 separate units.
- Channel Coast Officials Association
- Foothill Citrus Football Officials Association
- Inland Football Officials Association
- Kern County Officials Association
- Long Beach Football Officials Association
- Los Angeles Football Officials Association
- Los Padres Football Officials Association
- Orange County Football Officials Association
- San Fernando Valley Football Officials Association
- South Bay Officials Association
- Southern California Collegiate Football Officials Association (SCCFOA)
Officiating association for junior college, NAIA, and NCAA Div. III officials in Southern California.
Other San Gabriel Valley Officials Associations
- California Baseball Umpires Association, San Gabriel Valley Unit
- California Basketball Officials Association, San Gabriel Valley Unit
Camps and Clinics
7th Annual Southern California Football Officials Clinic
January 13-15, 2023 East Los Angeles, CA $650 (field)/$600 (replay)
Conference Supervisors confirmed for attendance include:
David Coleman, Vice President of Officiating, PAC-12; Dennis Hennigan, ACC, AAC, Supervisor; Gerald Austin, Conference USA Supervisor; Eddie Kelly, Supervisor, SWAC Conference; Andre Lowe, MEAC Conference; Vern Sparling, Supervisor of Officials, SCIAC; Rich Kollen, SCCFOA.
Lil Penny’s Camp Public Safety
March 17-18, 2023 Birmingham Charter High School, Van Nuys, CA $500
Be a part of the inaugural clinic with live action games with 8-person crews. As a clinic, we will staff a one-day double header featuring all four Southern California NPSFL teams: Orange County Lawmen, San Bernardino Spartans, San Diego Enforcers, and Los Angeles Centurions. As a participant, you will not only get to experience some great snaps during the game, but you will also have direct instruction from top D1 officials you have seen on TV in some of the country’s biggest NCAA games. Each of them is an expert in their position and navigating the world of officiating, and are willing to share their experience and insights with you!
Front Range Football Officials Camp
June 11-13, 2023 Fort Collins, Colorado $350 (crew of 5)
July TBA, 2023 Pueblo, Colorado $400 (crew of 8)
The FRFOC is intended for NFHS five-man officiating mechanics and is taught by an excellent group of clinicians from all levels of officiating. Campers will receive classroom lectures, on-field instruction, as well as written evaluations from some of the top officials in the country. This camp is one of the bangs for your buck, especially considering that your room and board is included!
Tom Beard’s Football Officials Clinic
March 17-18, 2023 Baltimore, MD $895 On Field, $595 Classroom Only, $595 Replay, $475 Virtual
The TBFOC consists of a group of experienced football officials who reside in the Washington, DC metro area. Individuals in the group have varying levels of experience ranging from high school, college, Arena, NFL Europe, and the NFL. The group’s primary focus is to train and develop the best football officials in the region.
Great Lakes Collegiate Football Officiating Clinic
April 13-15, 2023 E. Lansing, MI $785 (On field, including housing) $655 (On field, no housing) $450 (Classroom only, no housing)
Clinic includes an on-field scrimmage with evaluation. Has some of the finest clinicians from the NCAA and NFL. Considered one of the the finest collegiate clinics in the country.
Arkansas Officials Camp
April 1-April 5, 2020, Little Rock, AR $1500 ($1200 for classroom only)
The camp will include 4 nights stay so that video review can begin first thing on Thursday morning. This year’s camp will again include two college campuses: Univ. of Central Arkansas and Univ. of Arkansas Pine Bluff. There is a possibility other campuses will be added. All spots in the camp will include on-field work. The camp is open to all officials but attendance will be limited to 64 officials (8 crews) by position to complete the registration process and be selected. The registration fee of $1500 includes all camp fees, room/tax, meals, and meeting instructional videos. The UCA and UAPB football teams will be used for all live on-field work.
Stars and Stripes Academy
May 19-22, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT $1500 (on-field), $1000 (replay), $750 (classroom only)
Stars and Stripes Academy (SASA) is designed to be a specialized training academy to train and prepare entry level College football officials or very experienced High School officials to work at the Division-I (D-I) college level, or what we refer to as “Big Time” college football. Attending SASA is certainly no guarantee that after you finish the Academy will you get hired by a D-I conference. This training is designed to be advanced training that is not replicated anywhere in the country, it is a one-of-a-kind.
Tom Beard West (formerly known as the West Texas Football Officials Clinic)
May 26-27, 2023 El Paso, TX $745
Learn from top-level collegiate clinicians and fine tune your mechanics with two days of on-field instruction. Instruction incorporates live team action from the Spring Games/Scrimmages of local teams with a video review and classroom follow-up to help improve your skills. Visit with officials from high school through NCAA D-I to get advice on moving to the next level and improving your game for the upcoming season.
Tait-Consul-Griffith Football Officials Camp
June 21-23, 2022 Cedar City, UT $895
Tait – Consul Football Officiating Camp is a 3-day clinic held @ Southern Utah University designed to improve your skills as a football official. You will work scrimmages in crews of 7, while receiving valuable feedback from Division I & Division II officials.
Football Officials International Aloha Clinic
March 24-26, 2017 Honolulu, HI
The Aloha Clinic is open to any level official who is interested in developing skills and making friends. All officials will benefit from the instruction and feedback from our great instructors.
Educational Materials and Publications
A website by NFL referee and former Big 12 supervisor Walt Anderson. The site is mainly college-focused and has video, mechanics, testing, clinic information, and lots of other good stuff.
Get It Right
Software that contains Rules, Mechanics, and Evaluation modules. The Rules module offers a 360 degree view of the animation and contains text and graphics to enhance the understanding of the rule. Selected rules include variations that may apply and some include comparisons to depict “what is” and “what isn’t” as appropriate. The Mechanics module offers the same 360 degree view in addition to fixed views that include a Pressbox view, Endzone view, Birds Eyes view, and individual views from the perspective of each official—both first person (observe the play from the eyes of the official) and third person view (stand behind the official to observe the play). The Evaluation module presents game situations that include infractions. The official is then presented with a series of questions similar to on-field discussions the crew conducts when determining how penalties will be enforced.
Serving the officiating community for more than 25 years, Referee is written for, by, and about officials, offering information, insight, education, and entertainment. A subscription to Referee is included with NASO membership.
Reddings Study Guide
Study guides for NFHS and NCAA rules.
Maker of CD-ROMs for studying NCAA rules and mechanics. Also makes CD-ROMs for NCAA baseball and basketball.
Interactive NCAA rule book interlaced with case playes and video.
By the creator of Ruletool.info, Ruletest challenges you to improve your rules knowledge of the American college football rules. Ruletest uses the officials NCAA rules. The service is based on practical and real-life questions, giving you the perfect preparation for your next football game football (as official, coach, player or fan). Ruletest integrates a large database of college football questions with video clips and pictures. This makes Ruletest suitable for all experience levels!
- The NFHS Officials Association membership includes liability insurance for officials and is $40.00 ($35.00 if you join online). For a summary of insurance coverage, click here. To sign up for or to get more information on the NFHS Officials Association, go to www.nfhs.org. To order through the mail and pay by check, you will have to download the order form here.
- The National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) includes liability insurance with membership and is the world’s largest organization for sports officials at every level and all sports. NASO membership usually costs $116, but may be available for less if you enter the promotion code M93ABTN on the signup page. I don’t know if the discount code still works, but it’s worth a shot! If that code doesn’t work for you, code M2NASON should work and save you $10. NASO includes the monthly Referee magazine. To sign up for NASO, go to www.naso.org.
Based out of Ann Arbor, MI, Honigs Whistle Stop was started by Big 10 Official Dick Honig in 1984 and is now owned by NFL official and Long Beach Football Officials Association alumnus Greg Wilson.
Cliff Keen Officials
Dedicated to creating the most reliable, comfortable, durable and practical official’s gear on the planet. Major high school, collegiate, and professional associations look to Cliff Keen as their leading manufacturer for officials apparel. Use promo code CKADVANTAGE for 20% off.
Gerry Davis Sports
Quality umpire and referee equipment and apparel from the Major League Baseball umpire. Yes, he does have football equipment.
Umpire and referee supply store out of Amarillo, TX.
Purchase Officials Supplies
Purchase Officials Supplies is owned and operated by sports officials who are committed to improving your appearance by conveniently providing the best products at competitive prices.
U.S. Official’s Supplies
Located in Redondo Beach, U.S. Official’s Supplies is the only major sports officials supplier in Southern California and carries a variety of products from manufacturers including Smitty, Adidas, Fox 40, Reebok, Richardson, Under Armour, New Balance, and more.
Battlefields to Ballfields
Battlefields to Ballfields provides veterans an opportunity to integrate back into their communities through officiating and scholarships. The Foundation pays for uniforms and dues that are required by the associations the veterans will join at the local level. Battlefields to Ballfields will pay for their equipment, training materials, insurance, and provide a mentor–who will train and follow them as they move up the ladder in officiating.
National Association of Sports Officials (NASO)
NASO is the only national organization solely dedicated to officiating with membership at all levels of sport. From the National Football League to Pop Warner, from Major League Baseball to Little League of America, from the National Basketball Association to youth and recreational programs across America, NASO is there. Over 19,000 officials worldwide belong to NASO.
The governing body for high school football in most states. Provides instructional materials and rule interpretations.
Website with standings and statistics for high schools in California. Great resource for finding out team colors, nickname, league, and head coach.
USA Football is an independent non-profit organization whose purpose is to galvanize, support and promote the sport at all levels of amateur football.