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 Golf Outing


NJFOA - North
18th Annual John A. Pasquale III Scholarship Fund
Golf Outing
Farmstead Country Club
Lafayette, NJ

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Golf •  Goodie Bag  • Prizes

Individual Golfer Fee - $130
NJFOA-North is a 501(c)(3) organization
Package includes Green Fees, Cart, Lunch, Dinner, Prizes
... plus much much more!


11:45 AM -- Registration and Lunch
1:30 PM -- Modified Shotgun (time approximate)
~ 6:30 PM -- Hors D'oeuvres and Buffet Dinner

To attend (or become a sponsor), fill out the attached registration form (PDF) and send check made out to NJFOA-North to Jim Conte at the address in the document.

High School Football Rules Changes Continue Focus on Risk Minimization

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In its ongoing effort to minimize the risk of injury in high school football, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee expanded the provisions of unnecessary roughness to include contact with a defenseless player.

This revision in Rule 9-4-3g was one of six rules changes recommended by the Football Rules Committee at its January 23-25 meeting in Indianapolis. These changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

The revised rule now reads, “No player or non-player shall make any contact with an opponent, including a defenseless player, which is deemed unnecessary or excessive and which incites roughness.”

Bob Colgate, director of sports and sports medicine at the NFHS and editor of the NFHS football rules, noted that an example would be when a defensive player who is not in the vicinity of the ball is “blindsided” by a blocker on the offensive team.

Why Courts Should Not Overturn a Referee’s Call

© Alan Goldberger 2014 All Legal Rights Reserved

A recent lawsuit arising out of a high school football game in Oklahoma seeks court intervention to reverse an official’s call which incorrectly applied a playing rule. The school involved has asked a judge to order the game, or a portion of the game replayed.


Group E-Mails

It has recently come to my attention that some members of our association are not receiving the group e-mails being sent out by Frank Migliaccio, Blaine Papaccio or Jerry Picazio via the group distribution mailbox.

If you (or anyone you happen to know of) are not receiving these, more than likely the messages are ending up in your Junk / Spam folders in your e-mail account. To ensure delivery of these messages, you should add the group e-mail address of njfoa-members@njfoa-north.org to your Safe Senders / Not Junk Mail filters on your account as soon as possible.