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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 --»


Cooler Talk:

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

High School Football

Changes coming to high school football playoffs

The Florida High School Athletic Association is calling an “audible” on the Florida high school football playoffs. FHSAA officials say the proposal will eliminate districts and allow teams to make the playoffs based on a strength of schedule system. The plan could begin in 2017.

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Kent Lowe

Kent Lowe

It is with great sadness that I send this note to everyone. Kent Lowe a Volleyball and Basketball Official was involved in a landscaping accident and was taken from us this weekend. He will be remembered as a great partner and a gentleman. Please keep Kent and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

The Service information is:
Friday May 20, 2016 viewing at 10:00am Service at 11:00am
To be held at LDS Stake Center, 3001 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando FL, 32835
Landmark: across from the Temple

More information about Kent can also be found on FHSAA's website and in his obituary.



RWC Developing NBA Level Officiating Talent

UCF is on the radar of the National Basketball Association. Not just for basketball talent, but for basketball officiating talent. UCF senior and nursing major, Dannica Mosher, is a great example why. Read the entire story--»

Previously Posted Stories & Notes of Interest...

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President's Memo

The CFOA Annual Meeting & Elections will be held at Lyman High School Media Center on Sunday, May 22nd. The meeting will begin at 2:00pm.

Please see agenda, slate of candidates & discussion points --»



The Mike Goodspeed Family and Friends Weekend is July 22nd & 23rd at the Double Tree Ocean Front Hilton Hotel in Cocoa Beach. More on activities and how to make room reservations will be posted as they are finalized with the Hotel.


Meeting Minutes

March 2016 Executive Board Minutes have been posted.

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Tackle Football Announcements


New Officials Training Classes

The New Officials Training Classes will start Thursday June 2nd at 6 pm. at Lake Highland Prep.

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Basketball Announcements


Playoff Crews have been posted for 2016

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Flag Football Announcements


2016 Flag Football playoff crews have been posted.

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Volleyball Announcements


Congratulations Sandy Barnhill on becoming the 2016 Girls Volleyball Official of the Year! Job well done!

2016 Volleyball Training dates 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
5/23/2016 at 4:02 PM
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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