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PLAYOFF TOOLS FOR YOU AND YOUR CREW

Welcome to the PLAYOFFS! Below are various tools to help you be prepared for your games and have the best games possible.

2019 NFHS Rules Changes and Points of Emphasis
This document reviews the rules changes and points of emphasis for 2019, including the free-blocking zone, options to start the clock on the snap in the final 2 minutes of a half, play clock changes and other key rules elements.

Proper Player Equipment - NFHS
We recommend sending this letter and flyer to coaches and/or ADs ahead of the game, so they are clear about rules regarding proper player equipment. You can also bring it to the game to more easily work with the teams to get everyone properly equipped. Thanks to Joe Rice for providing this useful tool.

2019 CFOA-LA Playoff Meeting presentation
If you want to review anything Tony covered in our playoff meeting, this is where you can find his presentation.

Quizzes
Above is the link to the answer key for the quizzes that are in the righthand column of this page. We recommend taking the quizzes, then seeing what you got wrong and using that to dig into the rules book.

ASSIGNMENT FEES DUE

If you still owe assignment fees for this season, please do make sure you settle your account. Anyone who has not paid their fees by Nov. 8 risks losing playoff assignments.

There are VARIOUS 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 "ASSIGNMENT FEE." Please select "Send To Someone You Trust" when choosing the PayPal method of payment to avoid added fees.

4) VARIOUS OTHER WAYS

Don has various other ways to pay - please contact him for information if none of the above work for you. 

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

The assignment fee is $6/game for members, $8/game for non-members. A penalty fee will be assessed later this year, and anyone who has not paid by Friday, Nov. 8, risks losing playoff assignments.

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

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.