Become a Football Official

NNFOA Dates to Remember

2024 Socials

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 7pm  Rookie and 2nd yr Spring Social @ Lil Waldorf, N. Virginia St. Reno

Wednesday, June 26, 2024  6pm  Pre Season Organization Summer Social  Little Waldorf, N. Virginia, Reno

Tuesday, November 7, 2024  6pm  Awards Dinner and End of the Season Social  Tamarack Casino

2024 Off Season Zoom Trainings

 Zoom Link

Our Zoom training classes are designed for both newer and veteran officials who want to get a head start on the 2024 Fall season. All officials from any association are welcome. Times are Pacific Time Zone. All sessions will be held to 1 hour.

Wed Mar 27, 7-8pm 2024 Rules Changes and Free Kick (kickoff) mechanics, other kick situations.

Thu Apr 25, 7-8pm Steve Coover Instructional Videos. Coover is the CIF football rules interpreter for CA and the Instructional Chair for the San Diego County Association.

Wed May 22, 7-8pm Coover Instructional Videos

On Field Training

Tue Jun 11 5-6 pm: Spanish Springs HS, 7 on 7. This is voluntary (unpaid) if you want to attend. Uniform should be officiating shirt, black shorts, black socks, shoes, hat, and other gear as appropriate. Contact Rocky Polito.

Sat June 15 9-11am  On field mini clinic at Bishop Manogue HS. This mini clinic will emphasize signaling, crew communication and whistle mechanics. Dress will be comfortable clothing (t-shirt, shorts, athletic shoes, officiating uniform NOT necessary). DO bring a whistle (on a lanyard) and a penalty flag, water and sunscreen. Note: this will be held at the upper practice field not the main field. Contact Steve Rohwer.

7 on 7 scrimmages Jul 11 and Jul 18: Sparks High School, 6-8pm. Several teams will be present for some 7 on 7 scrimmages. Officials are invited to work these practices if they so desire. Note this is strictly voluntary and you will not be paid for attending. Contact Comissioner Tony Kiriluk for further details if you're interested. It's a good opportunity to work on movement, signaling, and whistle mechanics in a simulated live play environment.

Crew chief study sessions 2024:  go to NNFOA training page for dates locations and times.

Andrew Siderius Football Officials Clinic

August 2-4 at Boys and Girls Club, E. 9th St. Reno

Friday: Optional Golf Tournament Washoe County Golf Course, Reno

8am-Saturday til 5pm @ 8am-Sunday til Noon: Classroom, Keynote Speakers and COMMISSIONER'S TEST.  

The NNFOA Andrew Siderius Clinic is open to officials from anywhere. We anticipate once again bringing you the very best in football officiating instruction. Cost for the clinic is $85 which includes 4 meals (B-L-D Sat and breakfast Sun) and President's cocktail reception Saturday. Saturday night will be our NNFOA Hall of Fame Inductee dinner, with keynote speaker Chris Ault, former Head Coach at Nevada. Attendees are welcome to bring a guest (cost $20 extra per guest).  Unfortunately our preferred out of town site was not available this year. Since it will be held in Reno, out of town attendees will need to seek their own housing. Friday is an optional golf tournament to be held at Washoe County Golf Course. Contact NNFOA Treasurer Rocky Polito for registration and payment (contact info on Leadership page). 

Tentative Clinicians include:

Scott Campbell - NFL Umpire and former Big 10 referee

Dale Keller - NFL Down Judge, former Pac 12 Line Judge and NNFOA alumnus

Roscoe Meisenheimer - Big 10 Umpire, also many years in the Pac 12 and SNOA alumnus

Jeff Dahle - Pac 12 Referee and Side Judge, former NNFOA Commissioner

Brian Brown - Big 12 Replay Official (formerly Pac 12 RO) and former NNFOA President

Doug Suhl - D2 and D3 Line Judge, SNOA Crew Chief

various NNFOA members

2024 In Season Membership Meetings (MANDATORY FOR NNFOA MEMBERS)

*Rookies and Second Year Officials start at 6pm, general association meeting begins at 7pm*

Please note the location change to Boys and Girls Club on E. 9th St., NOT The Tamarack.

 Tuesday, August 13, 2024 7pm First In Season Meeting Boys and Girls Club

Tuesday, August 27, 2024 7pm Second In Season Meeting Boys and Girls Club

Tuesday, September 17, 2024 7pm Third In Season Meeting Boys and Girls Club  Election Nomination

 Tuesday, October 8, 2024 7pm 4th In Season Meeting Boys and Girls Club Board & Crew Chief Elections

2024 Season

2024 Preseason Scrimmages: All officials are expected to attend a scrimmage with his/her crew. If you cannot for some reason attend your crew's scrimmage, contact your Crew Chief.  Dates TBA

Allen Brown Crew: 

Shane Moore Crew: 

Darren Fleck Crew:

Tony Le Crew: 

Mark Jacoby Crew: 

Geoffrey Dieringer Crew:

Uniform for all scrimmages is short sleeve shirt, black shorts (or uniform pants), short black socks, black officials cap, whistle, bean bag, penalty flag, down indicator.  Hydrate beforehand and bring water and sunscreen as appropriate. 

If scrimmages are filmed the videos will be loaded onto our account.

Executive Board Meetings

Feb 14, 2024 Flowing Tide Prater Wy 7pm

Mar 20, 2024 Flowing Tide Prater Wy. 7pm

Apr 17 2024 Flowing Tide Prater Wy 7pm

May 15 2024 Lil Waldorf 5:30pm (before rookie social)

Jun 5 2024 with crew chiefs 7pm ZOOM

Aug 27 8pm after chapter meeting

Sep 17 8pm after chapter meeting

Oct 8 8pm after chapter meeting

Crew Chief Assignment Meetings

Aug 7, Aug 25, Sep 15, Oct 6, Sundays 9am via ZOOM