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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 … Continue reading OCFOA Registration for the 2020 season is Now OPEN → ...

Chad Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund

All, Two extremely generous OCFOA members have contributed enough money for us to start the Chad Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund will award scholarships to officials in order that they can attend football officiating camps. OCFOA has established a Go Fund Me page  to raise additional funds in the hopes of keeping this scholarship … Continue reading Chad Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund → ...

OCFOA Board Changes

At last night’s OCFOA Board Meeting it was decided that current Board member Brian Brennan was selected to become the Vice President, which has one year remaining on the term of office. Andy Bruer and Jon Batarse were selected to fill the two vacant at-large positions, both of which have one year remaining on the term … Continue reading OCFOA Board Changes → ...

Rest In Peace Chad Wilson

As many of you are aware, long time member Chad Wilson passed away in January. What many of you dont know is that Chad was at one time the President of the association and the only person to hold two offices simultaneously as Ratings and Instructional Chair’s. He is personally responsible for our effort to … Continue reading Rest In Peace Chad Wilson → ...

Orange County North VS South All-Star Classic

Congratulations to the Orange County North VS South All-Star Classic Crew – Jeff Osborne, Tony Bryant, David Brant, Rich Brown, Jim Stickney, Duane Cave and Troy Leonard ...

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda for Jan 29, 2020

Please find the January 29, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda ...

Chad Wilson

CHAD WILSON    December 6, 1954  – January 21, 2020 This message is from Sal Figueroa It is with heartfelt sadness that I inform you of the passing of Chad Wilson, my good dear friend, fellow OCFOA official, that I have served with for over 30 years.  He passed peacefully today 1/21/2020 at 6:00 pm. … Continue reading Chad Wilson → ...

OCFOA Alums working NFL Championship and Super Bowl

I hope all of you got a chance to watch Chris Coyte and Jim Wharrie work the NCAA Championship Game. I thought the officiating in the game was outstanding and Chris did a great job in the pregame, reporting fouls and replay explanations. OCFOA’s very own Andrew Lambert will be working Replay on this Sunday’s … Continue reading OCFOA Alums working NFL Championship and Super Bowl → ...

REMINDER: DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR OPEN BOARD SEAT IS JANUARY 26, 2020.

Contact Jeff Roberts for an application    jroberts@robertslawfirm.net ...

Crew chief and Gray hat applications due by Feb. 20th

We are actively looking for members who are interested in serving as varsity referees, either as full-time crew chiefs or as gray hats who work with mixed crews and/or fill in for crew chiefs.  Even if you were a gray hat last year, you MUST reapply this year to be considered for varsity referee assignments. At … Continue reading Crew chief and Gray hat applications due by Feb. 20th → ...

2019 Football Payments

This email was sent to all OCFOA officials.   All high schools should have paid all officials for games playing in 2019 by now. If you have not been paid for a high school football game played in 2019, contact the athletic director of the home school. If there is an issue, contact me ASAP. … Continue reading 2019 Football Payments → ...

PAC-12 Bowl Assignments

This was sent to all OCFOA officials. Congratulations to the following PAC-12 / OCFOA Alumni who were selected to the following assignments: National Championship Game – Mercedes Benz Superdome. New Orleans, LA Monday, January 13, 2020 Referee – Chris Coyte Center – Jim Wharrie Citrus Bowl – Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Michigan … Continue reading PAC-12 Bowl Assignments → ...

State Final Assignments

This email was sent to all Orange County officicals. Congratulations to the following officials for being selected to work the following CIF State Finals: Division 1AA – Central, Fresno vs. Sierra Canyon at Cerritos College (Friday, December 13th at 8:00 pm) Referee – Frank Werner Division 1A – Serra, San Mateo vs. Corona Del Mar at … Continue reading State Final Assignments → ...

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 … Continue reading 2020 High School Football Preview → ...

State Regional Assignments 2019

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 … Continue reading State Regional Assignments 2019 → ...

Communicating on the field

While researching information on John McDonnough I came across this article regarding communicating with players on the field in Referee magazine. I found it entertaining and informative. Official/Player Communication Influences Conduct ...

CIF Survey

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 … Continue reading CIF Survey → ...

2019 Episode 7 – OCFOA PLAYS OF THE WEEK

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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 … Continue reading Post Season OCFOA Assignments → ...

OCFOA Weekly Bull for the Week ending 11-3-19

OCFOA Weekly Bulletin for the Week ending 11-3 Ejections Paul Caldera covered this topic in his Week 10 notes, in case you missed it “After speaking to CIF Southern Section Assistant Commissioner, Richard Shearer, players who leave the bench area during an altercation on the field will be ineligible next game.  NO EXCEPTIONS. I asked … Continue reading OCFOA Weekly Bull for the Week ending 11-3-19 → ...

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 … Continue reading Post Season OCFOA Assignments → ...

CIF Semifinal/Finals List

Playoffs 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 … Continue reading CIF Semifinal/Finals List → ...

OCFOA Weekly Bull for the Week ending 11-3

OCFOA Weekly Bull for the Week ending 11-3 Ejections Paul Caldera covered this topic in his Week 10 notes, in case you missed it “After speaking to CIF Southern Section Assistant Commissioner, Richard Shearer, players who leave the bench area during an altercation on the field will be ineligible next game.  NO EXCEPTIONS. I asked … Continue reading OCFOA Weekly Bull for the Week ending 11-3 → ...

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 … Continue reading 2019 Ratings Program Final Report → ...

Week 10 Football Notes (IMPORTANT)

This was copied to all Orange County high school football contacts. Schedule Changes – PLEASE CHECK YOUR SCHEDULES! Some games are on WEDNESDAY. Ejections (VERY IMPORTANT) – After speaking to CIF Southern Section Assistant Commissioner, Richard Shearer, players who leave the bench area during an altercation on the field will be ineligible next game.  NO EXCEPTIONS. I … Continue reading Week 10 Football Notes (IMPORTANT) → ...

Week 10 Football Notes (IMPORTANT)

This was copied to all Orange County high school football contacts. Schedule Changes – PLEASE CHECK YOUR SCHEDULES! Some games are on WEDNESDAY. Ejections (VERY IMPORTANT) – After speaking to CIF Southern Section Assistant Commissioner, Richard Shearer, players who leave the bench area during an altercation on the field will be ineligible next game.  NO … Continue reading Week 10 Football Notes (IMPORTANT) → ...

OCFOA Weekly Bull for the Week ending 10-27-19

OCFOA Weekly Bulletin for the Week ending 10-27 Band do’s and don’t’s- The following is an excerpt from a memo issued by CIF is 2016 regarding school bands playing during a game: A band can play during a contest, but only during breaks in the action.  For example, between plays, during timeouts, between quarters, half-time, and … Continue reading OCFOA Weekly Bull for the Week ending 10-27-19 → ...

​OCFOA Weekly Bull for the Week ending 10-27

OCFOA Weekly Bulletin for the Week ending 10-27 Band do’s and don’t’s- The following is an excerpt from a memo issued by CIF is 2016 regarding school bands playing during a game: A band can play during a contest, but only during breaks in the action.  For example, between plays, during timeouts, between quarters, half-time, … Continue reading ​OCFOA Weekly Bull for the Week ending 10-27 → ...

OCFOA Weekly Bull for the Week ending 10-20-19

OCFOA Weekly Bulletin for the Week ending 10-20 Blow the Whistle on Cancer! – OCFOA is donating $500 to the V Foundation this week and we are asking our officials to consider donating their game checks to the V Foundation this week. We have a goal of raising $4000 to donate to the V Foundation. The … Continue reading OCFOA Weekly Bull for the Week ending 10-20-19 → ...

Week 8 Football Notes

This was copied to all Orange County high school football contacts and officials. Forward Progress – Once a runner is wrapped and stopped/driven back, officials are to stop play. Do not let runners take unnecessary hits. This also eliminates cheap fumbles. Player Conduct If an official has an issue with a player, the official has … Continue reading Week 8 Football Notes → ...

Weekly Bull – Week ending 10/20

OCFOA Weekly Bulletin for the Week ending 10-20 Blow the Whistle on Cancer! – OCFOA is donating $500 to the V Foundation this week and we are asking our officials to consider donating their game checks to the V Foundation this week. We have a goal of raising $4000 to donate to the V Foundation. … Continue reading Weekly Bull – Week ending 10/20 → ...

Week 7 Football Notes

This was sent to all Orange County high school football contacts and officials. Changes on Arbiter Schools: Double check that your remaining games are correct on Arbiter. The longer you wait to make changes, the less likely you will have officials. Officials: Check your schedules on Arbiter. Many schools have changed times or locations on … Continue reading Week 7 Football Notes → ...

HUDL Instructional Playlist

All, 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 … Continue reading HUDL Instructional Playlist → ...

Meeting Attendance and required testing – PLEASE READ

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 … Continue reading Meeting Attendance and required testing – PLEASE READ → ...

October Reminders

This was sent to OCFOA officials only. Breast Cancer Awareness Month Wear Pink offiicials gear if you have it (official’s hat, flag, bean bag, sweat bands whistles). It’s nice if the entire crew looks as close to the same as possible but not required. Make Up Meetings Mark Andrews will send out additional information. It’s … Continue reading October Reminders → ...

OCFOA Weekly Bull for the Week ending 10-6-19

Legal Equipment – I covered illegal equipment last week but neglected something we are seeing a lot. Shirts worn under the jersey must comply with the same restrictions as the jersey. The following is from the NFHS Case Book which carries the same weight as the Rule Book: Team A’s players are wearing jerseys: (a) just … Continue reading OCFOA Weekly Bull for the Week ending 10-6-19 → ...

Week 6 Football Notes

This email was sent to all Orange County high school football contacts and officials. League Starts – Everything notches up moving forward. Cooler heads prevail. Slow down! – Officials should find items their previous games that they want to review with your crew. – Review Mark Andrew’s “Plays of the Week”. Go to www.ocfoa.org and … Continue reading Week 6 Football Notes → ...

Weekly Bull week ending 9-29-19

OCFOA Weekly Bull for the Week ending 9-29 Thank You Coaches – Thank you to those of you who have been sharing game film via HUDL with OCFOA. Without your support and generous sharing of your game video, our association would not be able to benefit from the weekly instructional videos and each crew’s self-analysis.  Sometimes … Continue reading Weekly Bull week ending 9-29-19 → ...

OCFOA Weekly Bull week ending 9-22

OCFOA Weekly Bull for the Week ending 9-22 Racial Slurs – It weighs on me greatly that I must write about this. If you’ve watched the news in the past days, then you’ve heard about the reported racial slurs being aimed at high school cheerleaders and majorettes. Coincidentally, I received a phone call from the … Continue reading OCFOA Weekly Bull week ending 9-22 → ...

Episode 5 of 2019 OCFOA Plays of the Week

Watch it here. https://youtu.be/dO5Mr95s1ag I’m also going to be sending out a HUDL playlist with more “plays of the week” if you will. The HUDL playlist is titled “Andrews Instructional Clip Week Ending 9-22-19”. You may see a couple of plays duplicated from the YouTube video, but generally, they will be different plays. Mark ...

Master Schedule

This email was sent to all OCFOA officials. I opened up the master schedule on Arbiter. Note that ALL GAMES ARE ALREADY ASSIGNED except October 17th, 3:15 at San Clemente High School. There are 10 games where officials have yet to accept their assignments. That is why some spot may seem available but they are … Continue reading Master Schedule → ...

Week 4 Football Notes

This email was copied to all Orange County high school football contacts and officials. Weekly Bulletin Mark Andrews is our Instructional Chairman. He reviews video sent in by schools as well. He as been sending out a weekly bulletin to our officials. I’ve asked him to share them with the school contacts. Game Changes Schools: … Continue reading Week 4 Football Notes → ...

Election Results and Newport Rib

The results of the runoff election are as follows: President – Jeff Roberts Secretary/Treasurer – Troy Leonard Member at Large – Ray Rangle As in years past, Fran Ursini is willing to keep Newport Rib Company open late if we have enough officials show up. I just spoke to John Ursini and here’s how he’d … Continue reading Election Results and Newport Rib → ...

New Plays of the Week

What a way to end our regular-season meetings! If you weren’t there, you missed another great session with Steve Coover. As I mentioned at the meeting, a new Plays of the Week video is out, you can find it here https://youtu.be/sN_dzNcMHi0 . If you have missed this season’s videos, you can view any or all of … Continue reading New Plays of the Week → ...

Tomorrows Meeting and Pizza Party

All, Tomorrow is our final regular meeting. The meeting will run just like last week’s meeting. We will all meet in the main auditorium. Runoff ballots will be handed out and collected. Steve Coover is joining us for some great film work and we will be using Kahoot. If you haven’t used Kahoot before, it’s … Continue reading Tomorrows Meeting and Pizza Party → ...

Election Results and Runoff

Last weeks election results are as follows: President                                  # of votes Jeff Roberts                            74 Steve Heyman                        47 Bob Yoakum                           47 There will be a 3-way runoff for President … Continue reading Election Results and Runoff → ...

Weekly Bull, Week ending 9/1

40 Second Clock – I don’t know about the rest of you but I found the 40 second clock to be a challenge at the non-varsity level. My biggest issue was remembering to start the 40 second clock when the ball became dead and forgetting to hit the reset button. When should we start the … Continue reading Weekly Bull, Week ending 9/1 → ...

Rod Ammari Documents

If you attended last week’s meeting, you saw an excellent presentation by Rod Ammari regarding “Preparation and Professionalism”. If you’d like to review that presentation or the presentation that he made to the Flanks class regarding philosophy, they are both available on the OCFOA website under Instructional Downloads Training Program In addition to the presentations, … Continue reading Rod Ammari Documents → ...

Week 2 FB Assignor Notes

This email was copied to all Orange County high school football contacts and officials. Invalid Fair Catch Signals Any signal by any player on the receiving team during a kick other than a legal fair catch signal will cause the play to be dead once there is possession or the ball becomes dead by rule. … Continue reading Week 2 FB Assignor Notes → ...

Weekly Bull, Week ending 9/8

Meeting on 9/4 – We will be holding the general session first this week. Nominees for the board will give their speeches and then we will vote in the classroom. Equipment– We are doing a good job of enforcing our equipment rules. Remember, jerseys MUST reach the top of the pants. A t-shirt under the … Continue reading Weekly Bull, Week ending 9/8 → ...

Troy Leonard is now the HUDL Film Coordinator

All, My job as Instructional Chairman, Webmaster, and HUDL Administrator has frankly become overwhelming. I reached out to Troy Leonard to ask if he could take on the role of HUDL Administrator and he kindly accepted the task. Troy will be submitting exchange requests to the individual schools and processing the exchanged film into our … Continue reading Troy Leonard is now the HUDL Film Coordinator → ...

Scrimmage Assignments

This email was sent to All OCFOA officials. 1) Some schools have made changes to their scrimmages without notifying officias or me. If you have a scrimmage, reach out to the school to confirm date, time & location. 2) If a school has made a change and you are not available, decline the assignment on … Continue reading Scrimmage Assignments → ...

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