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News Highlights - 2010

2010 FHSAA Finals

 

Flag Football Officials

Congratulations to CFOA Crew #1 for Flag Football as they officiated the 2010 State Championship game between Seminole Ridge and Tampa Alonso. The crew consisted of Jason Carroll (R), Brian Valentine (LJ), Mike Gothelf (BJ), and Alexandra Prano (FJ). This was the 4th state championship game for the CFOA in Flag Football since 2005.

Bernie Baumann
December 12th, 2010

CFOA Hall of Fame Member Bernie Baumann is recovering after suffering a heart attack. He is currently (as of 12/12) at Health Central on West 50 in Ocoee if you would like to visit him. Please keep him and the Baumann family in your thoughts as Bernie recovers.

Achievements
December 9th, 2010

Bob Sivil has been chosen to work the 2010 HBCU All Star game on 12-18-2010, at The Georgia Dome. 2pm. It includes all the Senior players from the SWAC, SIAC, MEAC, CIAA.

CFOA Officials Michael Hilton, Alex Prano, and Michael Totten were selected to officiate the NIRSA Collegiate National Flag Football Championships

2010 Recommended Playoff Crews

The 2010 recommended playoff crews are posted. Football Playoff Crews

 

High School Football Game

Updated Referee Game Report and Penalty Report

Referee's Game Report (excel) - Note there are two tabs at the bottom. Please use this link for the codes to use for each foul.


Osceola County Weather info

Osceola County has a new weather / lightning detection system that is very impressive. We are now using a compan called Telvent DTN and have access to their online and mobile technology to alert us to many poor weather situations.

 

The system sets up a 30 mile advisory radius around each onsite and offsite location. When poor weather / lightning is detected the system will text each mobile phone that we have set up. For those of us with Blackberry's and IPhones - it will not only text us but show us the weather pattern coming in and show where the lightning is striking. The online version will show the exact mileage the mobile application will show inside the 30 or 8 mile radius.

 

We also have an 8 mile warning radius around each location. We will be stopping the game immediately when lightning is detected within the 8 mile radius. Our 30 minute clock will then start. Our smartphones will light up red and will show the clock counting down to the all clear. As soon as the 30 minutes is up (after the last strike) the color will go yellow or green to notify the 8 mile radius is all clear and play may resume. For those with older phones, a text message will come in and show the All Clear for return to play.

 

2010 Points of Emphasis - TACKLE FOOTBALL

See the following link for CFOA POE

All schedules are now available on the Arbiter. Please visit www.arbitersports.com

Updated parking information will be available at this link. If you have any updates, please send them to Gary Cahen.

 

Achievements - August 16th, 2010
Congratulations to CFOA official Vladimir Voyard-Tadal, who was recently hired to officiate basketball for the NBA D-League (NDBL)
CFOA Bylaws - July 9th, 2010
Updated bylaws are available here.
FHSAA Officials Leadership Conference - June 24th, 2010
FHSAA Flag Football - June 24th, 2010
Congratulations to CFOA Crew #1 for Flag Football as they officiated the 2010 State Championship game between Seminole Ridge and Tampa Alonso. The crew consisted of Jason Carroll (R), Brian Valentine (LJ), Mike Gothelf (BJ), and Alexandra Prano (FJ). This was the 4th state championship game for the CFOA in Flag Football since 2005.

FHSAA Basketball Clinic- May 26th, 2010

See the attached flyer (PDF) for information on a 2010 FHSAA Field Clinic in Gainesville. Cost is $75 and includes classroom sessions and housing.

BCAA Basketball Clinic- April 28th, 2010

The Broward County Basketball Officials Association in partnership with the BCAA is hosting a State Field Clinic June 11-12 on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in conjunction with Coach Mike Jarvis' FAU Team Camp. Times will be June 11 6p-9p and June 12 9a-3:30p. More information to follow. You can register online by going to: http://fhsaa.org/officials/fieldclinics/bb.htm

The 1st Five Minutes Mean Everything - March 1st, 2010
The CFOA would like to share this informative article on Sports Officials in the SEC.
CFOA Condolences - February 1st, 2010
The CFOA sends its thoughts to Football Assignment Officer Don Trawick, whose mother Gussie Trawick passed away. The funeral for Mrs Gussie Trawick was held on February 1st, 2010 in Enterprise, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the charity of your choice in the name of Gussie Trawick.
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