Sunshine Football Officials Association

General Meeting

Flag Football General Membership Meeting

 Monday Night, January 26th at 6:30 PM

 Clearwater High School Cafeteria.

We will be passing out the rule books for first time officials.  If you are a returning official you must use your rules book from last year.







Here is a recap for 2015 Flag Football for the SFOA.

Flag Football

  1. 30 registered members with 5 new officials.
    1. Last year 33 active
    2. Test dates Feb. 3-12
      1. Make up dates Feb. 25- Mar. 3
      2. Registration with no late fee Jan. 3
        1. Brand new officials can register with no late fee.
        2. Officials can register up to Mar. 3 (last day to take make-up exam)
        3. Rule books on 2yr rotation
          1. New officials will be getting books
          2. April the new rule book comes out.
          3. No new books going out for last year officials.


The New Year is Here…. Who is Interested in participating on  a Committe for 2015?

Listed below is a description of the committees.  The association can have up to 5 members on each committee. We must have a minimum of 3 on each committee.  The early we get these committees created the more impact we can make throughout this year.  There have been some great ideas in the past, Jim Gracey had a some great ideas for the evaluation committee, Cliff Struhar has some great ideas for training.  This is your time to make a difference.

(1)  Evaluation Committee.

The Evaluation Committee is responsible for setting up the process and selecting those individuals who will assist with the evaluation of member officials within the local officials association. Each official with two or more years experience should be evaluated at least once during each season. First-year officials should be evaluated periodically throughout the season so that mini-clinics may be offered, if necessary, to re-enforce good officiating skills.

(2)  Assignment Committee.

The Assignment Committee is responsible for  overseeing  the  entire  contest  assignment  procedure  within  the  local officials association. This includes ensuring compliance with requirements on the composition of officiating crews, reviewing and approving each member official’s schedule of assigned contests and making the assigning officer aware of any corrections that need to be made before the assignment schedule is submitted to the membership. It is not implied that the Assignment Committee is to make assignments.

(3)  Recommendations Committee.

The Recommendations Committee is responsible for reviewing the evaluations of each member official during the regular season. This committee is also responsible for preparing and submitting to the FHSAA Office a list of member officials who deserve consideration for assignment to State Series contests. The assignment officer (booking commissioner) should act on the recommendations of this committee.

(4)  Grievance Committee.

The Grievance Committee is responsible for hearing complaints and appeals made or brought by one or more of its member officials. Member officials who have grievances because of penalties may appeal under the provisions of the local officials association’s Constitution and Bylaws.

(5)  Education/Training Committee.

The Education/Training Committee is  responsible  for  the  planning,  content  and  implementation  of  training sessions, including on-the-field/court training. This also includes educating local officials on FHSAA policies and procedures, NFHS rules and mechanics and developing a curriculum that is current and effective in both content and methodology.

Please send an email to the Aaron Pancoast and John Payne if you are interested in being part of one your committees.  Please send this email as soon as possible.  Again the earlier we get started the more impact we can make this year.

NOTE:  All the board members emails are located under the Board Page on this website.