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Central Florida Officials Association

Who We Are

The Central Florida Officials Association was formed in 1947 to provide officials for interscholastic sport programs of Central Florida. There are nearly 300 officials in the CFOA that are certified by the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) and scheduled for games at various schools throughout Central Florida. The CFOA services schools located in the Orlando metropolitan area and within a geographic area surrounded by Volusia, Osceola, Seminole and Lake counties. Read more --»

How to Join

If you are a new official or transferring to the area, please fill out the Recruitment Form and a member of the CFOA will contact you. Once we have your information, we will give you details on how to register with the CFOA, FHSAA, and any pertinent dates for upcoming seasons. There are several steps to becoming a high school sports official with the CFOA and FHSAA. Read more --»

Returning CFOA Officials

If you are a veteran official, please update your FHSAA membership and verify your information with CFOA. See details --»


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Find out what’s happening around the officiating world and related sports. Send any articles of interest to Jeff Deen.

With Deepest Sympathy

Dick Pace

Richard "Dick" Pace, passed away on the 6th of January after an extended illness at the age of 87. Service was held at Asbury Methodist Church at 12:00pm on Friday, January 29th. There was a lunch following the service which allowed for many Dick Pace stories. He will be sadly missed by his CFOA family.

To read more about Dick, please read his Hall of Fame Wall, inducted 2008.

Masked Saint

Now Showing!

‘The Masked Saint’ is a movie about a vigilante pastor/wrestler. The inspirational drama is based on the true story of former pro-wrestler Chris Whaley....member of CFOA. The movie is now playing in select theaters. It was entered in the International Christian Film Festival and nominated for four awards: Best Feature Film; Best Director; Best Actor; and Best Musical Score.

More information about the movie can be found on Facebook or watch the trailer at www.themaskedsaintmovie.com.

Previously Posted Stories & Notes of Interest...

For older topics discussed around the CFOA cooler, visit the News Article Index...

For announcements pertaining to CFOA members, visit the Member News Page...




Flag Football Announcements

Flag Football Recruits!


Flag Football Clinic will be held on February 27th, 2016 @ Apopka High School
Sign Up Early Online and Save (see below)
Registration: 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom Session: Rules Presentation, Questions, ect. 9:45am - 11:30am
Lunch (provided): 11:45am - 1:15pm
Field work: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Dismiss: 3:45pm
CFOA members will meet at 4:00pm - 4:15pm for a final word and awards

Register Early and Save!

Central Florida Officials Association
Cost: $50 (early) Walk-up registration = $75
Date: February 27th, 2016
When: Saturday 8a.m. - 5:30p.m.
Application Deadline: Feb. 14th, 2016
Site: Apopka High School
Phone: (407) 620-0814
Contact Name: Kevin Bowersox
Email: ucfk23@bellsouth.net
Sport(s): Flag Football
Counties: Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, Volusia County
Clinicians: Jason Carroll, Erskine Callaway, Melvin Jones, Kerry Jackson
Special Highlights:

  • Classroom Instruction (Rules Changes)
  • Live Field Work
  • Lunch Provided, Special Gift

Pre-registration is available online at: https://officials.fhsaa.org



Football Playoff Crews have been posted.

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Playoff Crews

Playoff Crews have been viewed and accepted for 2016

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Flag Football key dates have been posted.

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Photos of the 2015 Volleyball Finals have been posted.

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2015-16 Officials Calendar at a Glance

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CFOA You Tube Channel:
Training videos will be coming soon.
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Announcements were last updated
1/20/2016 at 11:00 AM
For older announcements see the NEWS page.

CFOA members receive notifications through the Arbiter E-mail system. Notices posted above are not as current. Please make sure your E-mail address is up-to-date so you will receive timely notifications.

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