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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.

Happy 50th anniversary

50th Wedding Anniversary

It has been found by the football assignment officer, who shall remain anonymous, that Prince Pollard and wife Annie Mae (Pearl) Pollard will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, September 18. In lieu of flowers and gifts, it is requested the CFOA membership call Prince and Pearl, and wish them a very happy 50th wedding anniversary.

Mike Bianchi

Florida Sporting News


Check out page 11 of the latest edition (issue 12) of Florida Sporting News. Michael Attardi wrote a great story about the CFOA and placed a FREE Ad in for our association.

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Mike Bianchi

Mike Bianchi Article


Interesting article published in the Orlando Sentinel, with quotes from CFOA president, Allen Cramer.

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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...




Board of Directors Meeting

Date: Sunday, October 11th
Location: Maitland Men’s Club
Time: 3:00pm

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FHSAA Officials Announcement

Latest updates from the FHSAA office

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Basketball Season Welcome

Welcome to the 2015-16 CFOA Basketball Season. Rule book, case book and official manuals available.

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To Mitch and James as they have been elected to the FHSAA Officials Advisory Committee (Section 2) by their peers to represent the officials in our administrative section. They will play a vital role in voicing the officials’ concerns regarding their respective sports of Basketball and Football in the state of Florida, as well as concerns regarding the state series.

Again, congratulations and represent us all well.

Induction photos for the Hall of Fame - 2015 class have been posted.

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2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

Flag Football key dates have been posted

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2015-16 Officials Guidebook is now published.

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Football Test Dates have been announced.

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Volleyball Meetings & Training Announced


CFOA volleyball meeting dates & training class dates, times and locations have been posted.

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Basketball Training Classes


CFOA basketball training class dates, time and locations are posted.

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2015-16 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
10/2/2015 at 3:45 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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