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Working around student-athletes at all levels of football is exceptionally gratifying.  Officiating football is also a great way to stay in shape, be a positive role model for student-athletes, retain your competitive edge, and earn additional income, all while developing lifelong friendships with other Officials who share your passion for the game.

The Los Padres Football Officials Association (LPFOA), as a unit member of the California Football Officials Association (CFOA), provides a standard training program for both New and Returning Officials.  Prior Officiating experience is beneficial, but not a prerequisite for Certification.  Our Training Program will prepare you for an enjoyable and successful Officiating career.

Participants will be required to attend ten (10) Training Classes which meet Tuesday nights over a twelve (12) week period from mid-July through mid-October.  Training includes Classroom as well as On-Field instruction.  Starting in your first Training Class and going up to your first high school game in August, you will have many opportunities for On-Field Training.  Veteran Officials will be your instructors for both Classroom and On-Field Training Classes.

First Year Officials require twenty-two (22) hours of instruction to meet California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Certification standards.

2024 Los Padres Football Officials Association – New Officials Training Class Schedule

DATE                     TIME              LOCATION                     Notes   

July 9th                  6:30 PM          Zoom                   General Interest Meeting

July 23rd                6:30 PM          TBD                     Unit Meeting

July 30th                6:30 PM          TBD                     Unit Meeting

August 3rd             9:00 AM          TBD                     Clinic-Unit Meeting, 1st and 2nd Year Official will spend an extra hour

August 13th           6:30 PM          Zoom                   Unit Meeting

August 15-16th      TBD                 TBD                     Scrimmages

August 22-23rd      TBD                 TBD                    0 Week Games

August 24th            TBD                 TBD                    Youth Football Jamboree

August 31st            TBD                Various                Week 1 of Youth Football

September 3rd       6:30 PM          TBD                    1st and 2nd Year Officials Only

September 16th     6:30 PM          Zoom                  Unit Meeting

September 30th     6:30 PM          TBD                    Nominations

October 14th          6:30 PM          Zoom                  Digital Elections/Unit Meeting

November 3rd       12:00 PM         TBD                     End of Year BBQ


All Times Pacific Local Time 

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