Save the Date!
CFOA Annual Meeting
May 17, 2015
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March Executive Board Meeting Minutes have been posted.

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The CFOA has been selected to hold a State Football Field Clinic this spring. The clinic dates will be Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th.

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Save The Date – July 10, 11 and 12 – FHSAA Basketball Clinic

We have coordinated with FHSAA to expand the number of officials that can attend the FHSAA Clinic.

The Clinic will be held from July 10 – July 12, 2015

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2014-15 Officials Calendar at a Glance

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Training videos will be coming soon.
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4/7/2015 at 3:10 PM
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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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referee magazine

All Sports - Eight Ways to Ruin Your Reputation

As an official all you have is your reputation. Screw it up and say goodbye to assignments and your career. Here are eight sure-fire ways to ruin what you worked so hard for.

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Eight ways to ruin your reputation


The Masked Saint

Movie Premier!

‘The Masked Saint’ is a movie about a vigilante pastor/wrestler. The inspirational drama is based on the true story of former pro-wrestler Chris Whaley....member of CFOA. The movie is scheduled for release in theaters in October. It was also entered in the International Christian Film Festival (which is here in Orlando). It was chosen as one of the feature films to be shown (5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 25th at the Crown Plaza Downtown Orlando). It was nominated for four awards: Best Feature Film; Best Director; Best Actor; and Best Musical Score.

If anyone wants to attend, tickets are available at internationalcff.com. More information about the movie can be found on their Facebook page. If anyone wants to see the trailer (those that weren’t at Beach Weekend), you can go to www.themaskedsaintmovie.com.

90th Birthday Celebration

Celebrate With Us!

Celebrate the 90th birthday of Coach Joe Sterling. Sunday, April 26, 2015. Open house is from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the home of Joe, Jr. and Djina Sterling: 1515 Conway Isles Circle, Orlando, FL 32809.

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For more information contact Joe, Jr. at home (407-858-9592) or Alice's cell (407-341-1213) or E-mail (sterlingalice@aol.com). No gifts please.

Joe Sterling


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