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PLAYOFF MEETING - NOV. 6

Our regular classes are completed for the 2019 season.

Our playoff meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:30pm at St. Bernard High School, 9100 Falmouth Ave, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293. Everyone assigned a playoff game or interested in working a playoff game should attend (please not: attendance does not guarantee a playoff assignment).

If you have any questions about instruction or the requirements to be certified, please email our instructional chairs: Anthony Britt, antbritt@gmail.com, or Kalani Ongai, ongais.k@gmail.com

TAKING QUIZZES TO STAY UP-TO-DATE ON RULES

We have uploaded to our site the answer keys for the quizzes for rules 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 9 & 10. You can use these quizzes and answer key to help you study for the remainder of the season and the playoffs. They can be found in the right-side column of this page.

We encourage everyone to continue to stay in the rules book reviewing rules on your own, with others and during your pregame meetings. These quizzes are a great way to do that. 

GAME REPORTS

Please remember that game officials are requested to fill out a report of the games they work. You can access the CFOA LA GAME OFFICIALS RATING REPORT by clicking REPORTS & FORMS above.

Please note that if you have technical trouble, it may be a browser issue - please use Chrome in this case. 

If you have further trouble, email Cyd Zeigler at cydzeiglerjr@gmail.com and he will try to help. 

2019 INSTRUCTIONAL & OFFICIATING MATERIALS

2019 Summer Study Guide
These 100 questions will help you review the NFHS rules and prepare for the season. 

2019 NFHS Football Rules Changes
All of the rules changes for the 2019 season are outlined in this document, including changes to the play clock, tripping and batting, which align the NFHS rules more with NCAA rules. 

40/25 Second Play Clock App on Apple Watches
There is an app for Apple watches that runs the 25- and 40-second play clocks. If you have an Apple watch, be sure to download the app on your phone, then use it on your watch. 

Election results

Thanks to everyone who ran for a position on the 2020 CFOA-LA Board. The winners of the election are:

President - Brandon Sampson

Secretary - Don Taylor

Members-At-Large - Kemo Patrick & Patrick Riley

Also, both ballot measures to amend the Unit bylaws failed. 

THE PASSING OF DEAN CROWLEY

Southern California football officiating lost a legend recently with the passing of Dean Crowley. He is a former commissioner of the CIF Southern Section and a huge advocate of officials. We are keeping his family in our thoughts. You can read more about Dean in the LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/sports/highschool/varsity-times/la-sp-vti-dean-crowley-20190525-story.html

Welcome to the NEW Home of the CFOA-LA Unit!

Please bear with us as we transition sites over the next few weeks. Some functions may not be available. If you have any questions, please email unit secretary Cyd Zeigler at cydzeiglerjr@gmail.com

Assignor Fees Due

If you still owe assignor fees from a previous season you will not be allowed to register. Please do make sure you settle your account.

There are THREE WAYS to pay:

1) PAY IN PERSON 
You can pay your fees by visiting Don Childs. Please reach out to him at dchilds30@yahoo.com to make arrangements. You can use cash, check or credit card.

2) SEND A CHECK
You can send a check made out to CFOA-LA UNIT to the following address:

CFOA-LA Unit
PO Box 35284
Los Angeles, CA 90035

3) PAY VIA PAYPAL WITH YOUR BANK ACCOUNT

Use your bank account to pay via PayPal. Send the payment on PayPal to dchilds30@yahoo.com with the note "ASSIGNOR FEE." Please select "Friends and Family" when choosing the PayPal method of payment to avoid added fees.

If you have any questions about what you might owe, you can reach out to Don Childs at dchilds30@yahoo.com.

The assignor fee is $6/game for members, $8/game for non-members. Again, on Nov. 1 a penalty fee will be assessed.

If you need additional help with logging in please contact Secretary Cyd Zeigler at cydzeiglerjr@gmail.com.

REGISTER FOR THE 2019 SEASON

Registration is now open for the 2019 season. You can register for the season by going to this site: 

https://tinyurl.com/cfoala2019registration

All registrations will be online this year and going forward. Simply go through the registration form, check all the boxes and input the information requested. Then hit "Submit."

This year's registration fees:

Returning/Transfer member Until June 21: $110
Returning/Transfer member on or after June 22: $150
Returning/Transfer member LATE Registration on or after July 12: $200
First-year official: $ 55

If you have trouble registering, we will have laptops available at our first few meetings this summer, as well as people there to help walk you through the registration process.

INSPECTING FIELDS BEFORE EACH GAME

With various media reports of needles being found on ballfields, and with the increase of homelessness in Los Angeles, inspecting fields before each game will be a point of emphasis this season. Each official should be on the field at least 30 minutes before each game for a careful inspection of the field.

If you find a needle, do not touch it. Contact a school administrator immediately, and be sure to include this in your game report.