While everyone is hopefully enjoying the warm summer weather, the 2016 High School football season is almost here!
Now that July has arrived - all association members are required to update their concussion certifications. Please note that you CANNOT work any scrimmages or regular season games without a valid completed concussion certificate turned in.
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.
Once completed, all officials should send a copy of the PDF certificate to Ira Yorn via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a reminder - ALL VARSITY games beginning this upcoming season are required to be officiated wearing the sublimated 2 1/4 inch shirts, both for short and long sleeves.
The official hat to be worn remains the same; all hats must have the NJFOA logo (patched or embroidered) on front. Referee wears the white version, while the remainder of the crew wears the standard black hat with white piping.
All crew members are expected to be in compliance.
Please check the NJFOA-North website for the mandatory NJSIAA Rules Interpretation Meeting dates and locations. The meeting scheduled for our geographic area will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne, NJ.
ALL MEMBERS MUST ATTEND A STATE INTERPRETATION MEETING TO BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE FOR POST-SEASON ASSIGNMENTS.
Lastly - if you are a free agent official, or are a crew looking to add or use a fill-in, make sure to visit the forum on our website (login required) to post your availability and/or needs to the general membership.
Yours in football,
Rich DeLorenzo 7/20/16