Your love of football brought you to this website. You need not be an ex-player or coach to become a great official and have a memorable officiating career. Working around student athletes at all levels of football is gratifying, plus you will develop life-long friendships with other officials who share your passion for the game.
Prior officiating experience is good but not required. Online training is now available (see Level "1" training and follow the instructions that will prepare you for an enjoyable and successful officiating career. Officiating football is also a great way to get and stay in shape, be a positive role model for student athletes, retain your competitive edge, and earn additional income (OCFOA 2015).