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Learn about being a
High School Football Official

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Section 3 needs
Football Officials
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Over one million students play the game every year. This video discusses the life skills gained through football and the role that high school football plays in communities around the country. Health and safety is at the forefront of conversations around football and this video explains the improvements that the NFHS believes have made the high school football experience safer than ever before.
MEETING SCHEDULE

CANDIDATE SCHOOL

In July, dates TBA

6:00 - 8:00 pm at E.S.M. High School

** EARLY MEETINGS

FOR CANDIDATES, ASSOCIATES & 1st YEAR ACTIVES START AT 6:00 PM.

**MONDAY, JULY 29th 7:00 PM

 Rule #1, 2, 3 & film
** MONDAY AUGUST 5th 7:00PM

 Rules #4, 5, & film
MONDAY AUGUST 12th 6 PM         
MANDATORY State Interpretation &

Rules #6, & film
**MONDAY AUGUST 19th 7 PM

Rules #7, 8, & film
**AUGUST 26th 7 PM

*MANDATORY* - Part II Exam,

Rules #9,10, --- & 8-man mechanics
FRI/SAT ANNUAL CLINIC  Aug. 30 & 31

*MANDATORY*

Annual Clinic games & scrimmages
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9th 7 PM

Early Season meeting 
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30th 7 PM

Mid-Season (virtual via teams)
MONDAY OCTOBER 21st @ 7 PM

Post Season discussion, paperwork
MONDAY NOVEMBER 4th @ 7 PM

Annual Meeting (Actives only)
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21st @ 6 PM

Annual Banquet for all officials

Bella Domani at 6:30 pm
** Indicates early meetings for

Associates and Candidates
The mandatory meetings for 2024

are as indicated:

AUGUST 12th (State Interpretation),

AUGUST 26th  (Part II Exam)

AUGUST 30 & 31 (Chapter’s Annual Clinic).

These are required or there will be

no game assignments.

Mandatory Meetings

Site: ESM High School except for

Clinics on AUGUST 30th & 31st

where sites/time vary. 

From our President: Tim McMahon

    Welcome back to “normal” football. We hope. As the 2024 season comes closer, let’s all of us work hard to give the high school players the best officiated games that we can. As we all know, it isn’t always easy to do that. Between family, work, and other events in our daily lives, it can sometimes be stressful to show up on a Friday night, Sat. morning, or any time for sub-varsity games and just suddenly become football officials. But that’s what we do.

    We come from different backgrounds, races, religions, careers, and family lives. But when we put on the stripes, we come together as a team and walk out onto the field with confidence and integrity.  

    Remember, we are the only people on the field who don’t care who wins. We care that the game gets played fairly and the team that plays the best, wins. We get yelled at by the coaches and booed by the fans. But when we walk out after the game, only we know how well we did.

    Let’s work hard this season, be the best officials we can be, and walk off the field with satisfaction and eagerness for the next contest.

 

Good Luck this year.

Tim McMahon, President

Syracuse Chapter NYSCFO

Dear Prospective Football Official:

 

You have likely come to this site because you have some interest or are just curious about officiating Section III football.

 

Perhaps you could use the extra income, need some exercise, want to be part of a team or just "love the game" and want to be involved in helping the youth in our Central New York community.

 

Whatever the motivation,  if you are passionate about the game, we welcome you to join the Syracuse Chapter of New York State Certified Football Officials (NYSACFO).

Chairmans Corner
Paul Blasi



Gentlemen,

 

The Membership Committee will be holding a "potential Candidate" meet and greet at a date to be announced in May.  We are down about 7 experienced officials from our 2023 roster, so the chapter needs you to recruit friends, relatives, former teammates, etc.  Please keep us informed as you find potential officials.   Contact me or Nick Lore if you know of anyone interested.

Congratulations to the following officials who achieved Active status for the Fall 2024 season. Great job!

Scott Bielicki - Wes Butler

Denny Green - Jack LePorte

James Zappola

From Candidate to Associate

Brendon Evans - Mike Gratien

Jeff Kohanski - Justin McKain

Brett Van Buren

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