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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.

Coach Mac

Tim McMullen

Tim McMullen, “Coach Mac” – a 33-year coach at St. Cloud High, died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday afternoon May 9, 2017. Over the course of his long career at the high school, Tim coached boys and girls basketball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls tennis and boys and girls track. His teams won more than three dozen Orange Belt Conference championships. He was named the M. Dean Cherry Award winner as Osceola County’s Coach of the Year in 2005. To read more about Coach Mac, go to Around Osceola.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Polly and their 2 sons. Service details will be posted as soon as they are known.

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CFOA Historical Items Needed

The CFOA is in the process of collecting historical items like old patches, equipment, pictures, letters, articles, etc. The intent is to have a simple CFOA historical display to be present at the annual meeting, banquet, beach week, and special training sessions (meetings). CFOA members and others will be able to observe and know more about CFOA history in sports officiating.

If you have any interesting items that may be historical regarding the CFOA or officiating, contact Chuck Pula at 386-333-9393 or e-mail.

Previously Posted Stories & Notes of Interest...

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CFOA Members,

In an effort to do business with members (whenever possible without a conflict) I am posting this to see IF any individuals would be interested:

Our CFOA; Commercial General Liability, and Director & Officers Liability Insurance are both due for renewal soon.

If you are interested in potentially submitting a bid please contact me prior to July 6, 2017 for further details.

My target date is to have all bids prior to our next BOD meeting July 19.

In your service,
Allen Cramer
President CFOA
Cell: 407.358.4245



As promised, we can now officially say that we have a new officials software program for the upcoming year. We are currently working through a number of tasks with the Arbiter right now to make sure everything is up and running by July when we plan to open registration for the 2017-2018 season. We will be posting dates for registration and test dates here soon.

For the officials announcement please click this link.

Jeremy Hernandez
Assistant Director of Officials FHSAA


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

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CFOA/Mike Goodspeed Family & Friends Beach Weekend
August 4th & 5th 2017
DoubleTree Hilton
Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Hotel

2080 North Atlantic Ave.
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Beach Weekend

Book your room early before they are sold out. The CFOA room rate is $140 for a standard room.

Book Your Room

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Volleyball Announcements


2017 Volleyball Training, Meeting & Tournament Dates Set

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Tackle Football Announcements


There are several major rule changes this coming season that we need to make sure and all call consistently throughout the season.

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Basketball Announcements


Thank you volunteers!

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Flag Football Announcements


Playoff crews 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
5/24/2017 at 9:20 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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