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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.

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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...

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

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




Congratulations Morris Middleton - 60 years of making the right calls!!

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Contracts & Return Schedule information is now online!

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What a weekend!

I just wanted to take a minute to say a big Thank You, to all that made our Mike Goodspeed / CFOA annual beach weekend event a huge success.

Once again we bridged the past with the present and are moving towards the future.

Mitch you and your Team planned and executed a lot of information and fun packed in 2 days.

Thanks again to you all:

  • Ray Chrastina
  • Jeff Deen
  • Jemal Taylor
  • Jerome Thompson
  • Kerry Jackson
  • Rodney Clevenger
  • Nick Peterson
  • AJ Thomas
  • Melvin Jones
  • Don Trawick
  • Al St. Pierre
  • Roland Taylor
  • Candy Powell
  • Sharon Goodspeed

Guest Speakers:

  • Scott Johnson, 1984 Gold Medal Gymnastics
  • Diane McNeil, Nutrition and Fitness

- Allen Cramer
President CFOA


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

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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


2017-2018 rule changes have been posted.

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Volleyball Announcements



2017 Volleyball Training, Meeting & Tournament Dates Set

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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
8/15/2017 at 2:16 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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