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Football: Pink Whistles for the month of October.
Volleyball: Pink shirts, pink lanyards and pink whistles for the month of October.

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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.

Referee Magazine

Andy Powell

Our good friend Andy Powell passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016. A Celebration of Andy's Life was held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Real Life Church Building A, 1501 Steves Road, Clermont, FL 34711.

Please keep Andy's family in your prayers.

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Referee Magazine

Eight ways to never get another game

Want to keep your officiating career on track? Tim Sloan with Referee Magazine writes about a few things to avoid.

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Roger Dearing

An honor for one of our own:

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Roger Dearing

FHSAA Board Accepts Roger Dearing’s Resignation

The Florida High School Athletic Association’s Executive Director, Roger Dearing, announced recently that he is retiring after eight years as the FHSAA’s leader.

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Previously Posted Stories & Notes of Interest...

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




ATTN.: All CFOA Basketball Officials - 2016 Basketball Meeting

The meeting will be held on Thur. Oct. 27, 2016 from 7 - 9 pm at Lake Highland Prep Gym. All officials should plan on attending this IMPORTANT season starting meeting.

Information shared will include assignment process via arbiter, rule changes/points of emphasis, awards, recognition of basketball officials class participants (beginner and veteran), fellowship, questions, and more. Books will also be available for pick up for anyone who has not received yet.

See you there!


Executive Meeting Minutes for the month of October have been posted.

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Tackle Football Announcements


2016 Playoff Crews have been posted.

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Basketball Announcements


Basketball training class update for veteran and beginners class has been made.

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Flag Football Announcements


2016-17 FHSAA Important Dates for Registration and Tests have been posted.

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Volleyball Announcements


Important Dates have been posted.

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2016-17 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
10/19/2016 at 1:15 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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