The SGVFOA is looking for military veterans to become football officials. Through Battlefields to Ballfields, a program started by Mike Pereira, veterans are provided “an opportunity to integrate back into their communities through officiating and scholarships.” The foundation will pay for uniforms, dues, and insurance, and will provide a mentor to help veterans move up the officiating ladder.
The final newsletter of 2016 deals with the concept of clean hands, preparation, fumbles, mechanics for the deep wings, and “crunch time”. Access the newsletter here.
The 2016 playoff finals assignments have been posted to our playoffs page. Congratulations to all who are working!
Semifinal playoff assignment have been posted on our 2016 Playoffs page! Congratulations to all of those who will be working, and Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Quarterfinal assignments have been posted here!
The first round playoffs schedule has been posted here. Congratulations to all who are working. You’ve worked hard this season and deserve it! Let’s get out there and support our officials! Good luck!
The 2016 playoffs list is now up. Congratulations to all who made the list! Click here to see it.
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.
This week’s newsletter deals with “cleaning up”, holding, sideline control, counting, and dead-ball hits. Get the newsletter here.
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.