Executive Board Meeting Minutes (July 27, 2014) are now available.

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Basketball Class Dates Posted

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2014-15 Officials Calendar at a Glance has been Posted

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Key Dates for Volleyball Posted

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New Basketball Rules Posted

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Important Football Dates Posted

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Volleyball Annual Meeting
August 24 at 5:00 p.m.
St. James Cathedral School

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Volleyball Training Sessions
On court and rulebook training sessions now in progress.

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Football Training:
Information for new and returning officials now posted.
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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 --»

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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 --»

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National News

A MaxPreps study of the past 21 NFL drafts shows St. Thomas Aquinas leads all high schools nationally with 19 draft picks, and Miami Northwestern is No. 3 with 15. Long Beach Poly of California stands second with 15 alums picked. Six of the 10 schools in double digits were Florida programs, with three from California and one from Texas.

Apopka tops the area count with six:
Warren Sapp (1995)
Brent Bartholomew (1999)
Rogers Beckett (2000)
Brandon Meriweather (2007)
Kyle Wilber (2012)
Jeremy Gallon by the New England Patriots this year.

with sympathy

Lizzierene Dowdell

Please remember the passing of Chap Walker's sister, Lizzierene Dowdell. Services will be held Saturday, August 9th at 11 am at The Macedonia Church, 412 East Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville.


FHSAA state basketball

Lakeland only bidder for FHSAA state basketball; negotiations on

written by Buddy Collings | Orlando Sentinel

Four months after all signs pointed to a divorce between the Florida High School Athletic Association and longtime state basketball tournament host Lakeland the two sides will be back at the negotiating table on Monday.

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FHSAA Considers Return of Cross-bracketed Playoffs

written by Buddy Collings | Orlando Sentinel

The Florida High School Athletic Association soon will undergo the arduous task of realigning 682 member schools into sports districts for the 2015-16 school year and beyond.

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SEC's head of officials Steve Shaw identifies pace of play as key issue for officials

written by Alex Byington | AU Sports Writer

Southeastern Conference head of officials Steve Shaw identified pace of play as a key national point of emphasis officials will be aware and cognizant of during the 2014 season.

Shaw said officials will not run or walk while spotting the ball between plays, but instead will commit to a "crisp job" as officials try to maintain some semblance of continuity between officials.

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