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Welcome to the official website of the San Gabriel Valley Football Officials Association. We are over 90 officials serving nearly 30 high schools in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, California.

 

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NEWS


11/13/14

Playoff assignments have been posted on our playoffs page.


6/20/14

Our 2014 calendar is live and online. Our first meeting will be on Monday, July 14, at Victory Park in Pasadena. Registration will start at 6:30PM, and the meeting will start at 7:00. If you are interested in joining our association, please click the "Be a Ref" tab above--we're always looking for new officials!



6/5/13

Our calendar is live and online, although our meeting place has not yet been confirmed. Our first meeting will be on Saturday, July 13, at Victory Park in Pasadena. Registration and refreshments will run from 8:00 until 8:30, and the meeting will start at 8:30. If you are interested in joining our association, please click the "Be a Ref" tab above--we're always looking for new officials!


2/7/13

If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a football official, there is a FREE clinic THIS SATURDAY, 2/9/13, put on by the NFL!!! No experience is necessary.


YOU MAKE THE CALL NFL OFFICIATING CLINIC (Los Angeles)

The NFL Regional Combine and the Football Officiating Academy are coming to Los Angeles to present and host an officiating workshop.


When: Saturday, February 9, 2013, 4:00 - 8:00 P.M (PT)


Where: University of Southern California This FREE Academy, hosted by Regional Combine and the NFL, for individuals ages 17-30, is designed to educate future official candidates on the basic football rules and officiating philosophies. Instructors will be represented by NFL Supervisors, Scouts and Representatives




Click here for flyer. Click here.




11/3/12

Playoff assignments are being added to our playoffs page as they become available!


10/30/12

The 2012 playoff list is now posted on our playoffs page. Check back often to see who is working where.


Our banquet is tonight at Mijares in Pasadena on Palmetto. Dues are also due and payable. GOOD NEWS--your board has decreased your dues to $75 if paid by December 31. After December 31, they will increase to $95. (Please note that there is a $5 surcharge to pay via PayPal or to use a credit card.)



8/3/12

Our next meeting will be at 7:00PM on Tuesday, August 14, at Flintridge Prep High School. Prospective members are WELCOME!

Purchase Officials will be set up by 6:00 so you can purchase any new gear that you may need--remember, black shorts and pants are mandatory this year! (Also, please get rid of that old, sweat-stained hat and get a new one!)

I recently emailed the CFOA Kickoff Newsletter. You can also access it here.

If you are interested in ordering a CFOA San Gabriel Valley polo or button-up shirt, you may download an order form here.

Remember, our study guide is on Arbiter and must be completed by 9:00PM on 8/19/12. The 2012 Philosophy test is also on Arbiter and must be completed by 6:00PM on 8/26/12.



7/3/12

Our first meeting will be at 9:00 AM on Saturday, July 14, at Victory Park in Pasadena. Registration and packet pickup will begin at 8:30. New officials are welcome!


6/17/12

The San Gabriel Valley Football Officials Association is saddened by the passing of "Papa Joe" Conte. (UPDATE 6/28/12: To read the Eagle Rock Patch article about Joe Conte, Sr., click here.)


3/4/12

Camp Oxy will be returning this year. We have secured Saturday, June 9, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. For complete details, click here.


1/31/12

The Fredie Landinguin Memorial Scholarship was created by the Board of Directors of the SGVFOA in 2011 to honor the memory of Fredie Landinguin and to encourage its officials to increass their officiating prowess and bring back their newly developed skills for the betterment of the SGVFOA. Up to $300 may be awarded to the winner of the scholarship to allow officials to attend approved officiating camps. The scholarship is open to all members in good standing of the SGVFOA who have paid their dues for the upcoming season. For complete details on the scholarship and to fill out an application, click here.


1/24/12

As per our bylaws, the assignor position is now open for applicants. If you would like to be considered for the assignor position, please email a letter of application and resume to our President, Henry Torres. All applications must be received by 2/29/12. Applications/resumes will be reviewed by the Board of Directors at our board meeting on 3/6/12. Interviews, if any, will be held at a subsequent board meeting.


10/25/11

Congratulations to the following officials for being elected to the Board of Directors:

    Angel Badea, Member-at-Large
    Karl Davis, Member-at-Large
    Chris McNeese, Vice President
    Darren Winkley, Secretary-Treasurer

Also, the amendments regarding succession and voting passed, whereas the amendment regarding dual membership failed to pass. The constitution may be viewed online here, and the bylaws may be viewed here.


10/5/11

Our cancelled meeting from 10/4/11 has been rescheduled. We will now meet on 10/11/11 at Rosemead High School.


10/4/11

Unfortunately, our meeting tonight has been CANCELLED; we were just informed that Rosemead High School is having their Back-to-School Night tonight, and none of the rooms will be available to us.

Our next meeting will be October 18, and we will be having the election and classification exam that night. All previous tests and the study guide have been reopened for you to go back and review.


9/5/11

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, September 5, 7:00 PM at Rosemead High School.

The ratings form has been updated and should be much easier to use. Unfortunately, it will not email a copy of the ratings to you yet. I'll be working on it to figure out a way to do that. If you have any suggestions to improve the form and make it easier for you to use, please email Darren Winkley.

The new CIF "mercy rule" is on our "Rules" page. You can also download a PDF of it here.

If you are looking for the online testing, it is on Arbiter in the same place that the study guide was.



8/25/11

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, August 30, 7:00 PM at Rosemead High School. Purchase Officials will be there so you can shop for equipment. Please arrive early so you can do you shopping and still make it to the meeting on time.

IMPORTANT: The study guide will not be accessible after 11:59 PM Saturday night! This is part of your certification and must be completed online. If you haven't done it yet, get on it!!!


7/12/11

Our first meeting is this Saturday, July 16, at 9:00 a.m. at Victory Park in Pasadena. New officials are welcome! If you are a veteran official, please bring your proof of insurance and dues if you have not paid them already. Our 2011 calendar is available on our calendar page and on Arbiter.


4/29/11

Camp Oxy has been scheduled for Saturday, June 18, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. A flyer with complete details and registration form has been emailed to everyone and is also available here. Please direct any questions regarding Camp Oxy to Mickey Edwards, Mario Miranda, or Bob McQueen.

Our first required meeting will be on Saturday, July 16, at Victory Park in Pasadena. More details to follow...

Our next board meeting will be on May 23.


1/9/11

The SGVFOA is mourning the loss of another one of our officials. Dick Loggins passed away today.

Dick Loggins


1/6/11

It is with great sadness that we announce that Fredie Landinguin passed away today. He was a great official, friend, and family man.


Fredie Landinguin



12/19/10

The next board meeting will be at 7:00 PM on Monday, December 20, at Jim Mulligan's office at 100 West Broadway #970 in Glendale. Click here for directions.
The tentative agenda will be posted shortly here.


12/6/10

Congratulations to Mickey Edwards, Mario Miranda, Jim Mulligan, Joe Pavlik, Bob Branson, Fredie Landinguin, Henry Torres on getting a final this year! Check the Playoffs page for their assignments so you can go out and support our officials!

Now you can download gamesites to your GPS! Go to http://www.poifriend.com/?show=byuser&uid=66622 It has been updated to include our playoff sites through 2010!


Our next board meeting will be on Monday, December 20. The location is TBA.



11/18/10

Check out the Playoffs page for our assignments so you can go out and support our officials!


Now you can download gamesites to your GPS! Go to http://www.poifriend.com/?show=byuser&uid=66622 It has been updated to include our playoff sites through 11/20/10!



11/12/10

Thank you for a great banquet last Sunday. It was great to see everyone in a social setting and exciting to begin a tradition of presenting awards to our officials. Congratulations to the following officials for receiving awards:

Outstanding Referee:
Mario Miranda
Outstanding Umpire:
Alex Castro
Outstanding Head Linesman: Joe Pavlik
Outstanding Line Judge: Bill Sullivan
Outstanding Back Judge: Steve Brink


Rookie of the Year: Robert Robles


Joe Conte, Sr. Award: Joe Conte, Sr.
             
Also, a special thank you and congratulations go to Tommy Huitron and Dick Loggins upon their retirement from football officiating.

The 2010 playoff list is now posted on the playoffs page. Congratulations to all officials who made the list, and good luck in the playoffs.





9/5/10

The new ratings form is online and ready! Remember that you are required to rate ALL of your crewmates in ALL of your games at ALL levels (Frosh, JV, and Varsity). The ratings form can be found on the "Forms" page on Arbiter, on the forms page on this website, and on the ratings page, which is at www.sgvfoa.com/ratings.shtm.

The chain crew and clock operator cards are also now online on our forms page.

 

8/31/10

2010 Game Fees are now posted on the Game Fees page of the website. Also, please read "Timing - Non-Varsity Games" on the Rules page.

We will see you tonight at El Monte High School. The meeting starts at 7:00. Please get there early to get checked in and purchase anything that you need from the vendor.

 

8/23/10

Remember that the study guide is due on Wednesday, August 25! The final study guide session will be on Tuesday, August 24, at the La Cienega Estates clubhouse. More information is on the calendar page and on Arbiter.

 

8/3/10

It was great to see everyone at our first meeting. We will be having a symposium for flanks and back judges at 1:00 PM on Sunday, August 8. It will be covering 5-man mechanics; so it is primarily for varsity officials.

Study guide sessions will be on August 10 at Bob Beran's house, August 19 at Joe Conte Sr.'s house, and August 24 at Karl Davis's clubhouse. More information is on the calendar page and on Arbiter.

Our next required meeting will be at 7:00 on Tuesday, August 31 at El Monte High School.

 

7/22/10

The calendar is now available for download here and will be updated on Arbiter and on the Calendar tab of this page shortly.

 

7/20/10

The study guide is now available both on this website and via Arbiter. To access it here, just click on the "Study Guide" tab above. To access it via Arbiter, click on "Lists". Then click on "Forms". The study guide must be postmarked or given to Mario Miranda by Wednesday, August 25.

If you purchased your insurance through NFHS, you now have access to rule books, casebooks, and Officials Quarterly via Arbiter, too. To access them, click on "Switch Views" and choose "NFHS Main        Central Hub". Then choose "Rules Library" for the rule books or "Quarterly" for the magazine.

 

7/5/10

The new position mechanics for 2010 have been posted on our mechanics page.

On Saturday, July 24, we will be having a supplemental training on 3-man mechanics geared toward ALL officials, including brand new prospects. The training will start at 1:00 and will be at Victory Park in Pasadena (Click here for directions.) Contact Mario Miranda for more information.

 

6/16/10

This Saturday, 6/19/10, is Camp Oxy! We look forward to seeing you there!

Our first general meeting will be on Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Victory Park in Pasadena. Check-in starts at 8:30 A.M., and instruction will begin at 9:00. The barbecue has been brought back, and will begin about 11:00. If you haven't done so already, please pay your dues now, either by mailing a check to the secretary-treasurer, Darren Winkley, or by paying via PayPal above. Also, be sure to send proof of liability insurance through NASO or NFHS to Darren Winkley via email or fax. His contact information is on Arbiter.

 

4/18/10

The next board meeting will be on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at noon at the North Woods Inn in San Gabriel.

Remember that you must provide proof of insurance to the Secretary-Treasurer by June 1.

"Camp Oxy" will be held on June 19. See the "links" page for more details.

Our first meeting is scheduled for July 27, 2010. The rest of the calendar is now posted, although it is tentative.

 

9/21/09

Since Ribet has gone to 8-man football, the differences between 8-man and 11-man football have been posted to the "Rules" page.

 

8/9/09

Thank you to the 40+ officials that attended our Flank/Back Judge clinic today! Also thank you to Mario Miranda, Henry Torres, and Bob Beran for presenting at the clinic! Great Job!

Remember, study guides are due on Sunday, August 23 (except for first year officials). There will be four study guide sessions coming up. Please make sure you are finished with the study guide prior  to attending the study guide session. The sessions are meant to be a review, not just an easy way to get the answers. The study guide sessions are as follows:

For directions to Dick's, Bob's, and/or Joe's houses, log in to Aribiter Sports, click on "Lists", then "Officials", then the name, and then "View Map".

7/29/09

The San Gabriel Valley Football Officials Association is proud to present a clinic for Head Linesmen, Line Judges, and Back Judges. The clinic is free and will be this Sunday from 2:00 until about 5:00. The clinic will be in the banquet rooms at Brookside Golf Course next to the Rose Bowl. (Click here for directions.) Although the clinic is geared towards flanks and back judges, anyone is welcome to attend. The clinic and classroom based, so do not bring or wear your uniform. If you have any questions, please contact Mario Miranda or Darren Winkley.

7/28/09

It was wonderful seeing everyone at our meeting tonight! We have a great class of new officials, and we look forward to working with them. If you were unable to make it to the meeting, please contact our secretary-treasurer, Darren Winkley, to make arrangements to pay your dues and receive your membership kits.

If you interested in becoming an official, it's not too late to join us. We will be having a clinic on August 12 and several study guide sessions throughout August. Simply go to our Be A Ref page and fill out the membership form.

7/26/09

Congratulations to David Reyes, who has been appointed as the interim Vice President. His term will expire on December 31. We will be voting for a new VP during our elections in October.

Our next board meeting will be at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, August 25, at 100 West Broadway #970 Glendale, Ca. 91204 (Click here for directions).

7/21/09

USA Football Officiating Philosophies and position mechanics are now posted on our Mechanics page. The summer study guide is also available here.

7/20/09

Our first association meeting this year will take place on Tuesday, July 28, 7:00 PM at Occidental College. We will meet in the Norris Hall of Chemistry, in room Mosher 1. (Click here for a map of the campus.) SOS Sports will be there so you can replace your brown hat and yellow knickers, and get anything else you need. If your dues are current, you will receive your rulebook, casebook, calendar of important dates, and other instructional materials at this meeting. If you have not yet paid your dues, please do so at the meeting. As with last year, there will be no barbecue at the meeting.

7/16/09

The next board meeting will be at 4:30 pm on Sunday, July 26, at Domenico's Restaurant in Arcadia. (Click here for directions to Domenico's.)

7/13/09

The board meeting that was originally scheduled for 7/14/09 has been postponed. As soon as the new time has been solidified, it will be posted.

6/26/09

The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, July 14, 7:00 PM, at 100 West Broadway #970 Glendale, Ca. 91204 (Click here for directions).

5/28/09

The next board meeting will be on June 10, 7:00 PM, at 100 West Broadway #970 Glendale, Ca. 91204 (Click here for directions).

5/20/09

The 2009 NFHS Rule Changes are now posted on the Rules page, and the 2009 board, instructors, and other positions are posted on the Officers and Instructors page.

5/13/09

Congratulations to Bob McQueen, who has been elected to be our new assignor. Also, congratulations to Darren Winkley and Chris McNeese, who were appointed to Secretary-Treasurer and Board Member at Large, respectively.

4/27/09

The next board meeting will be on Wednesday, 5/13/09 at Temple City HS at 7:00.

4/9/09

The next regular board meeting will be on Monday, April 20, 7:00 PM, at the CP Crowley Co. in Irwindale (Click here for directions.)

2/28/09

The next board meeting will be on 3/24/09 at Temple City HS at 7:00. We will be conducting interviews for the assignor position.

12/7/08

Congratulations to Bob Beran for being selected to work as a line judge and Bob McQueen for working as a back judge in this year's PAC-5 final on Saturday, December 13 at Anaheim Stadium!
 

11/19/08

Playoff assignments for the first round have been made and are posted on the playoffs page.

10/25/08

The 2008 playoff list is now posted on the Playoffs page.

Congratulations to our newly elected board members for 2009:

Henry Torres, Vice President
Bob McQueen, Secretary-Treasurer
Mickey Edwards, Member at Large
Jim Mulligan, Member at Large
Darren Winkley, Member at Large

9/2/08

As you probably know, our meeting on Tuesday, September 2 had to be canceled. Unfortunately, a transformer blew, leaving Rosemead High School without power. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 9 at Rosemead High School. Remember that the meeting will start in the cafeteria.

8/13/08

The CFOA has published a PowerPoint presentation with philosophies by which we are to abide. The presentation is on the Rules and Mechanics page, and is also available in PDF format. Please watch the presentation so you will be familiar with them for this season.

6/23/08

Football season is quickly approaching. Our first meeting will be at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, July 29 at San Marino High School in the cafeteria. Instructional materials will be handed out, and we will go over the new rules and mechanics. If you would like to get a preview of the rule changes, they are posted on the NFHS website.

The calendar is now updated with our meetings and the banquet. To summarize, our mandatory meetings are on 7/29, 9/2, 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, and 10/21.

The 2008 Board of Directors and the 2008 Instructors lists have been updated here.

5/18/08

Congratulations to Mario Miranda for being appointed as the new Instructional Chairman. Phil Detro has been appointed to take Mario's place on the Board of Directors.

 

 

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