Registration for all returning, transferring and new officials is now open. If you have officiated high school football for any association in the past, please register at: https://ocfoa.org/registration/ . The dues for 2020 remain $160.
All officials must be covered by official’s liability insurance either through NASO or NFHS for the entirety of the 2020 season. If you have existing insurance through NASO or NFHS, be prepared to supply your membership number.
NFHS coverage obtained through OCFOA last season will not cover you for this season, you must renew your coverage. Once again, coverage through NFHS will cost $25 and will be added to your membership dues if you do not have existing officials liability insurance through NFHS or NASO.
New officials can register here: https://ocfoa.org/first-year-registration/ . I encourage you to invite your friends and neighbors to join the brotherhood of football officials.
We have multiple payment options available. If you have any questions or issues with regard to payment or the registration process itself, please let me know.
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The 2020 season starts NOW! Here are a few highlights.
1) If you are not on a crew, it’s up to you to reach out to crew chiefs that you would like to work with. You may feel more comfortable to have one of the crew members put in a good word for you if you do not know the crew chief.
2) If you do not want to be on your current crew, notify Jeff Roberts that you no longer wish to be on your current crew. He will keep track until the new Vice-President is confirmed. It would be greatly appreciated if you copy me on your email. This is also for crew chief removing current crew members.
3) The process for an updated list for our website will be determined at the next board meeting on January 29.
2020 Varsity Referee Assignments
Those who are interested in referee assignments on varsity games as a crew chief or gray hat are to notify Jeff Roberts. Please state which type(s) you would like to be considered.
Rehab starts now. Don’t let stuff linger. We want you feeling great by the start of the 2020 season.
Questions About the 2019 Season?
It’s best to answer questions regarding the 2019 now instead of waiting for the start of next season. Feel free to contact a board member or me if applicable. A list of board members is on the ocfoa.org website.
Paul Caldera, Assignor
Orange County Football Officials Association.
CIF is asking that we participate in a multi-state survey. It deals with what is right and what is wrong in today’s officiating environment. The CIF wants to get your feedback and also compare it to other states. It takes about 10 minutes to complete. This is a good way to make your voices heard about such things as pay, coach behavior, fan behavior, issues with game sites, etc.
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I have been informed that I will not receive playoff assignments until later tonight. Games will be released tomorrow morning. I do not know how many we will receive. Note the following:
- – Your travel limits need to reach the distance of these schools. We are often given games in Twentynine Palms and Victorville.
– Your availability needs to have this Friday open. It is very rare that we receive Saturday games.
– Any turnback fee needs to have been resolved.
If any of these items are not fulfilled, I will go to the next person in line.
- – Crews get first shot at playoff assignments. Contact your crew members to see if they have any issues.
– I do not want to hear stories after assignments are released.
I am not taking phone calls at this time. It’s best to contact me by email.
Paul Caldera, Assignor
The playoff list that was submitted to CIF is posted on the website here Playoff Assignments
This list was submitted to CIF for semi-final and finals consideration. Priority for each round will be given to those on the final/semi-final list. The rest of the games will be assigned using the ratings as submitted by the rating chairman
The assignor has been directed to fill the remaining spots at his discretion. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Frank Werner.
||Mary Margaret Montgomery
This email is being sent to all varsity crew officials.
The 2019 Ratings Program Final Report is now available on the OCFOA website click here to see the report. The 2019 Ratings Program was conducted per the Ratings Plan approved by the OCFOA Board click here to review the ratings plan.
I would like to thank all OCFOA members who participated in the program, especially those who voluntarily observed officials and provided feedback.
I aim to make improvements to the Ratings Program next year and welcome your suggestions. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m going to try something new. I still intend to produce the YouTube Plays of the Week videos, but I thought I would give HUDL a try for instruction. You will be getting an email from HUDL telling you that I’ve shared a playlist with you. The playlist is titled “Andrews Instructional Clip Week Ending 10-6-19”. I suggest watching each play with the annotations turned off and then again with them turned on. You can control the annotations via the Settings . The settings are in the bottom right corner of the video playback window and they look like a gear (see below).
This link https://www.dropbox.com/s/l7jxmcs25p85fl7/OCFOA%20Attendance%282019-10-02%29.pdf?dl=0 will open a PDF file sorted by last name of all the attendance I’ve recorded so far. You can download it if you like, just click on the box with the 3 dots in the upper right corner and select download.
If you don’t see all the meetings you attended, search for your email address or last name. Some of you input your first name in the last name film and vice versa, I saw several misspellings. If you still feel there is a discrepancy, look in your email inbox for an email confirmation of the meeting that you are not seeing. Contact me by email if you believe the attendance record is incorrect.
If you need to attend more meetings or need to pass one or more of the required tests, or you simply would like more instruction regarding the rules, then come to 1 or both of the makeup meetings. The makeup meetings are this month on Tuesday, October 8th and Tuesday, October 22nd at Old World in Huntington Beach PLEASE NOTE: The meeting on the 8th will not be in the main hall. Instead, it will be in the Jager room. Just ask for directions from the staff when you get there. On Oct 22nd we will meet in the main hall. Old World has great food and drink, feel free to order a meal and/or a beverage (soft or adult). They allow us to use the facility for no charge, so let’s support them with our business.
I will be reviewing the Summer Study guide at the makeup meeting #1 on Tuesday, October 8th and the other 4 rules tests at the second makeup meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd. If you come to the Oct 8th meeting and need to complete or pass the Summer Study guide, I will open the test for you. If you come on the 22nd and need one or more of the tests, I will open the test up for you to complete and hopefully pass. Obviously, I won’t be able to go over the entire test in time we have available so go through the tests and pick out the questions you are struggling with and we will go over those.
In addition, time permitting, Paul Caldera will be presenting his approach preparing a crew with a pregame conference. If you’ve ever worked with Paul, you know that his pregame discussions are among the best. If you want to eventually white hat at any level, you can benefit from hearing Paul’s discussion.
I am not going to be pestering those of you who haven’t completed the tests or attended the required 5 meetings. We are all adults, you are responsible to make sure you are qualified for playoffs and next season.