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.

Join Us

Join Us

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you have a true passion for football?
  • When watching college and professional football, do you find yourself breaking down referee calls on the field?
  • Do you watch the referees and their positioning more than the players when watching football games in person?
  • Are you able to watch a game objectively without rooting interests?
  • Are you committed to do whatever it takes to become a football referee and help make a difference in New Jersey high school football officiating?

If you answered YES to all of these questions - you obviously came here for a reason, and that is to become a proud future member of the NJFOA-North.

In order to join our organization via the Edgar Cartotto Training Program, you must be able to meet the 100% of requirements set forth in the cadet application document.

If you strongly believe you're more than capable of meeting the requirements, fill out the form and send it along with a check for your application fee of $195.00 made payable to "NJFOA-NORTHERN CHAPTER" and a photocopy of your driver's license (must be over 18 and a resident of New Jersey) by March 26, 2016 to:

Frank Valenzano
4 Vine Street
Fairfield, NJ 07004-1328

Classes start March 29, 2016 and space is limited, so do not delay!   If you have any questions, you may contact our Cadet Chairperson Frank Valenzano at (973) 227-0490 for more information.

Award Omissions at Banquet on 12/7

The awards committee wants to extend our apology to the 45 year members that where omitted from the program at the banquet on Monday, December 7. The following members are 45 year members and need to be acknowledged for the long and distinguished service. The committee is working on how this will be rectified in giving them their awards.
Jack Behnken
Nick Falzarano
Angelo Frannicola
Larry Sciancalepore
Larry Yannuzzi