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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.

2023 Los Padres Football Officials Association – New Officials Training Class Schedule

DATE                                                                                            TIME                   LOCATION       

July 18, 2023              Meeting 1                                                  6:30 PM              Nipomo HS

July 25, 2023              Meeting 2                                                  6:30 PM              Nipomo HS

August 5, 2023           Clinic                                                         9:00 AM              Nipomo HS

August 8, 2023           Meeting 4                                                  6:30 PM              CANCELLED

August 9, 2023           1st and 2nd Year on field training              5:00 PM              Righetti HS

August 10/11, 2023    Scrimmages                                              Various                Various

August 18, 2023         Week 0 Games                                         Various                Various

August 22, 2023         Meeting 5                                                  6:30 PM              TBD

September 5, 2023     Meeting 6                                                 6:30 PM               TBD

September 12, 2023   1st and 2nd Year                                      6:30 PM               Zoom

September 19, 2023   Meeting 7 - NOMINATIONS                     6:30 PM               Nipomo HS

October 10, 2023        Meeting 8 - ELECTIONS                         6:30 PM               TBD

October 29, 2023        Year End BBQ - PLAYOFF MEETING      12:00 PM            TBD  

All Times Pacific Local Time 

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