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.

2015 Rules Refresher Test

All Members:

This year's test is now available on our website to download for review and studying purposes. You must be logged into the website in order to download the test.  If you are having trouble accessing the site because you lost your password, please use the Request New Password link directly underneath the username and password boxes on the right-hand side.

If you have never signed up for an account, please go ahead and register online by clicking the Create New Account link, also found directly underneath the username and password boxes on the right-hand side.

Please keep in mind that the test is still to be completed online at the NJSIAA Office Central Hub section on ArbiterSports.com by August 28, 2015.

In addition - as of today, all concussion certificates for the 2014 season are no longer valid;  each member will need to go and recertify their concussion certificate and send them to Ira Yorn before the beginning of the season.

The link to the concussion course on NFHSLearn.com is here:  http://nfhslearn.com/courses/61037.  Registration and login is required on there before you are able to watch the videos and take the test for certification.



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