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
Find out what’s happening around the officiating world and related sports. Send any articles of interest to Jeff Deen.
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.
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.
FHSAA Considers Return of Cross-bracketed Playoffs
written by Buddy Collings, 2:09 p.m. EDT, July 2, 2014
No surprise: High-school transfer numbers are going through the roof.
Could cross-bracketing make a comeback?
Seven years after ditching a format that prevented district finalists from meeting in postseason rematches until region finals, the Florida High School Athletic Association is reconsidering the concept.
Hall of Fame Banquet
The CFOA Hall of Fame Banquet was held on April 26th at the Altamonte Springs Hilton Hotel. Many members and guests celebrated and congratulated the following members into the Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
To learn more about these honored members, view their names and biographies on the CFOA Hall of Fame 2014 Inductee Page.
Previously Posted Stories & Notes of Interest...
For older topics discussed around the CFOA cooler, visit the News Archive...