Welcome to the web home of the North Jersey Chapter of the New Jersey Football Officials Association

Mission Statement:

The North Jersey Chapter, established in 1938, has a stated purpose to:

  • Promote the welfare of the American game of football, its players and officials.
  • Improve the standard of officiating.
  • Train and properly qualify capable and competent officials.
  • Encourage the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship.
  • Cooperate with the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and its member schools.

Our 400+ members are dedicated to the game of football. We participte in year-round training, utilizing the latest in technology, to continually improve our skills.



To all members of NJFOA,

This meeting is voluntary and there is no sign in required. It offers the opportunity to get a head start on the season for our membership. The program will address 6 man mechanic changes, show and discuss some of the training HUDL video created by our own people based on  2014 New Jersey playoff games.

Since we have made some minor changes to the Manual we encourage at least one member of each crew to try to attend this meeting. This will be the only meeting on the new changes before the end of August. A copy of the updated Manual is available on our web site to view here.

There are 4 sets of video that address dead ball and OOB plays, kicks, passing, and plays inside the 7 yard line. There will be the opportunity for Q & A in a relaxed atmosphere. This meeting is strictly for mechanics only. 

The presentation and video will be presented by the Mechanics and Interpretation Committees. The meeting will be held at PCTI and start at 7 pm.

Yours in Football,

Jerry Picazio
Mechanics Chair

ECO Operators Needed!

Varsity ECO operators are needed by Pat Passero for the following schools and dates.  Please contact him at (973) 304-0233 for more information if you are available to work any of the following assignments:

Harrison H.S.

Friday 9/11 - 7 PM
Friday 10/2 - 7 PM
Friday 10/9 - 7 PM
Friday 10/23 - 7 PM

Palisades Park H.S.

Friday 9/11 - 7 PM

Bogota H.S.

Friday 10/2 - 7 PM

Emerson H.S.

Friday 10/23 - 7 PM

2015 Six Person Mechanics Manual Released

All members - attached to this article is the revised Six-Person Mechanics Manual to be used for the 2015 season.
You will notice that there have been several changes made for the 2015 season.
All changes are highlighted in yellow, and have been approved by the NJFOA and NJSIAA mechanics committee. The most important changes are in two areas:
1. Inside the seven yard line
2. Short free kick mechanics
Please begin to review the manual. We will be discussing the changes in further detail as we move closer to the 2015 season.
Any questions, feel free to contact me or Jerry Picazio.

Camp Opportunity - Long Island Football Officials Clinic

We hope that you will join us for our fourth annual Long Island Football Officials Clinic.  Following last year’s extremely successful clinic, we have assembled another group of prominent NFL officials for your instruction and guidance. It is our goal to provide high school football officials with the training and expertise they need to take their game to a higher level.