Category Archives: OCFOA Members

OCFOA IN POLAND

Neil Kaplan, a 4 year veteran of the OCFOA, was hired this summer to officiate in the Polska Futbal Liga – The Polish American Football League.  He officiated games throughout the country as a flank.  “My debut in the world of international football officiating could not have gone better,” said Kaplan, “the continuous training that I’ve received during my officiating career from Andy Bruer and Mark Andrews and the rest of the OCFOA leadership prepared me well for this experience.  The solid foundation in mechanics and rules interpretation that I have from my years officiating in Orange County made the transition to the league in Poland very smooth.”

OCFOA Registration for the 2020 season is Now OPEN

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.

Regards,

Troy Leonard
Secretary/Treasurer

2020 High School Football Preview

This email was copied to all OCFOA officials.

The 2020 season starts NOW! Here are a few highlights.

2020 Crews
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.

Injuries
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.

State Regional Assignments 2019

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This email was copied to all OCFOA officials.

Congratulations to the following officials selected to work CIF State Regional football games:

Division 1A – Oceanside vs. Corona Del Mar at Newport Harbor HS (Saturday, December 7th at 6:00 pm)
Referee – Frank Werner

Division 2AA – Aquinas at San Juan Hills (Friday, December 6th at 7:30 pm)
Linesman – Colin Nesbitt

Division 6AA – Canoga Park at South Torrance (Friday, December 6th at 7:30 pm)
Referee – Steve Heyman
Line Judge – Alan Weyrick
Linesman – Jim Ryan
Umpire – Mike Hannah
Back Judge – Corey McManimen
Side Judge – Michael Hudak
Field Judge – Steve McKay 

CIF Survey

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All,
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.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OHOS2019CASS

Post Season OCFOA Assignments

NOVEMBER 4, 2019
This email was copied to all OCFOA officials.

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.

Crew Chiefs

  • – 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
Orange County Football Officials Association

Post Season OCFOA Assignments

This email was copied to all OCFOA officials.

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.

Crew Chiefs

  • – 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

CIF Semifinal/Finals List

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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.

Referee Umpire Linesman Line Judge Back Judge Side Judge Field Judge
Frank Werner Mike Hannah Mark Andrews Tom Innocenti Cory McManimen Greg Locy Steve McKay
Steve Heyman James Molden David Moreno Alan Weyrick Paul Schneider Michael Darakjian Andy Bruer
Don Ariosto Mark Youngdahl Jim Ryan Kyle Cason Rich Brown Michael Hudak Tony Bryant
Michael Darakjian Chris Salio Ray Rangel Greg Crook Mary Margaret Montgomery
Jeff Roberts Modesto Vega Jeff Bundy Daniel Muniz Paul Hebbard

2019 Ratings Program Final Report

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 dwocfoaratings@gmail.com.

Dick Wilson

Ratings Chairman

HUDL Instructional Playlist

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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).

Mark Andrews

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