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.

Sad News - Jim Miller Passes Away, Sunday - 9/20/2015

The NJFOA-North sends its heartfelt condolences to the family of brother official James A. Miller of Wharton NJ, who died on September 20, 2015 at the age of 86 following a long illness. 

Jim was born and raised in Wharton, NJ and lived his entire life in the Wharton/Dover area. He was a 1946 graduate of Wharton High School where he excelled on the basketball court and baseball diamond. 

Jim was a baseball umpire, basketball and football referee and assigner for Morris and Sussex County high schools and youth sports for over 50 years. He was an avid Yankee fan. 

He is survived by his children; James (Lori Ann) of Verona, Jackie Young (Kevin) of Roxbury, Catherine Inskeep (Chris) and Glenn (Tammy) of Long Valley, brother, Carl (Mabel) of South Carolina, sister, Helen Samanns of Wharton and his grandchildren Nicole Miller; Kyle, Connor and Kelsey Young; Lily, Derek and Megan Inskeep; Tyler, Zachary and Karissa Miller. 

Visitation Wednesday, September 23, 4 -7:30 pm at Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 South Main Street, Wharton, followed by a short memorial service at 7:30 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to Dover High School Football Booster Club, 100 Grace Street, Dover, NJ 07801 Attn: Sean Bullock, or the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Special Business Meeting (NJFOA-North Only)

All Members:

I am advising all members of a Special Business Meeting of the NJFOA-North Chapter, to be held immediately following the NJSIAA Football Rules Interpretation Meeting at Passaic County Tech, on August 27th. The purpose of the meeting is to review, discuss and vote on proposed changes to our Constitution and By-Laws.

The proposed changes have been presented to the Executive Board by the Resolutions Committee and are attached to this notice as a PDF document. Most of the changes are minor clarifications in the wording of the Constitution in order to bring it up to date with current practice, or to parallel the State NJFOA Constitution, which supersedes our own. There are also proposed changes in the voting process for some of the Executive Board positions; namely, area representatives and second vice president.

I ask you to review the proposed changes in advance, so that the meeting can be brief.

The only business to be conducted at this meeting will be the discussion and voting on the proposed changes mentioned above. 

This Special Business Meeting does not count for attendance purposes as an Interpretation meeting.

Hank Teel
NJFOA-North Executive Board


Concussion Course Due Date

Per the NJSIAA - ALL fall sports officials MUST have the mandatory NFHS Concussion Course certificates completed and submitted to their local officials association by Monday, August 17.

Any official who has not completed the course and/or has not submitted the certificate will be rendered ineligible to work any high school sanctioned sporting events, including any and all pre-season scrimmages, freshman, sophomore, junior varsity and varsity games. All high school assignors will be notified and you will lose your assignments as a result.

The link to the concussion course on NFHSLearn.com is here:


Registration and login is required on there before you are able to watch the videos and take the test for certification.

Upon completion of the course, you will need to send the PDF certificate to Ira Yorn at iyorn@hotmail.com.  If you work other sports, it is your responsibility to forward the PDF certificate to the appropriate person(s) that handles that for your other sports.