Links

ArbiterSports.com
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
    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.

Other San Gabriel Valley Officials Associations

Camps and Clinics

Camp Oxy Football Officials Camp
July 25, 2020       Torrance, CA            $150

Elevate your officiating skills in a program like no other. Camp Oxy will provide you with on-the-field officiating work under the direct supervision of an on-the-field instructor. Instructors will come from all over Southern California to help hone your skills in NFHS five-man mechanics. During a three-hour scrimmage, instructors will be working with two or three officials, so each official will receive a great deal of individual attention. Following the scrimmage, the instructors will debrief with the officials by position. Every session will include motivational guest speakers from the highest levels of officiating, and assigners from various officiating units will also be present. Officials will leave with a renewed sense of officiating skills and motivation to bring their A game to every officiating assignment in the future.

Annual Southern California Invitational Football Officials Clinic
January 17-20, 2020      Carson, CA
$550
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.

Front Range Football Officials Camp
June 1-3, 2020    Greeley, Colorado     $350

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 20-21, 2020   Baltimore, MD   $795 On Field, $495 Classroom Only, $495 Replay

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 2-4, 2020  E. Lansing, MI   $560 (On field, including housing)     $460 (On field, no housing)     $350 (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 28-31, 2020     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.

El Paso Football Officials Camp (formerly known as the West Texas Football Officials Clinic)
May 22-23, 2020          El Paso, TX             $700
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 Football Officials Camp
June 23-25, 2020     Cedar City, UT          $695 On Field,    $295 Replay
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 receiveing 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

FootballOfficiating.com
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. 

Referee Magazine
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.

Rulebooks.com
Maker of CD-ROMs for studying NCAA rules and mechanics. Also makes CD-ROMs for NCAA baseball and basketball.

Ruletool.info
Interactive NCAA rule book interlaced with case playes and video.

Ruletest.info
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!

Insurance

  • 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.orgTo 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.

Officiating Supplies

Honigs
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.

Stripes Plus
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.

Other

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.

NFHS.org
The governing body for high school football in most states. Provides instructional materials and rule interpretations.

Calpreps.com
Website with standings and statistics for high schools in California. Great resource for finding out team colors, nickname, league, and head coach.

USA Football
USA Football is an independent non-profit organization whose purpose is to galvanize, support and promote the sport at all levels of amateur football.