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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.

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.

THE GAME

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.

2015 Dues Notice

As a reminder - membership dues for the 2015 season (active member - $130.00, inactive member - $35, retired-on-list - $18) are to be paid in full by no later than November 1st. Failure to pay dues by this date will result in the following late charge penalties:

Active Members
Paid between November 1 and December 1 - $130 + $50 Late Fee ($180)
Paid between December 2 and December 31 - $130 + $75 Late Fee ($205)
Inactive Members
Paid between November 1 and December 1 - $35 + $50 Late Fee ($85)
Paid between December 2 and December 31 - $35 + $75 Late Fee ($110)
Retired - On-List
Paid between November 1 and December 1 - $18 + $50 Late Fee ($68)
Paid between December 2 and December 31 - $18 + $75 Late Fee ($93)

FAILURE TO PAY DUES BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2015 WILL RESULT IN EXPULSION!

Click the PDF link below to download the application to submit along with your check.

New officiating guidelines could change how game is played

This story by Varsity Aces' Darren Cooper originally appeared on the NorthJersey.com website on August 24, 2014:
 
AUGUST 24, 2014    LAST UPDATED: MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014, 11:45 AM
 
BY DARREN COOPER
RECORD LOCAL SPORTS COLUMNIST
THE RECORD
 
Referee assigner Carmine Picardo talks at a recent clinic for referees at Ramapo High School in Frankiln Lakes.
MARKO GEORGIEV/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Referee assigner Carmine Picardo talks at a recent clinic for referees at Ramapo High School in Frankiln Lakes.
 
FRANKLIN LAKES — Play 13 is the problem. (ed.: skip to 8:03 marker in the video below.)
 
 
The play is shown multiple times on the ViewScreen in the Ramapo High School cafeteria to increased consternation. The men grumbling are Big North Conference football coaches, about as competitive a group of people as there is on Earth.
 
On the play, a running back is about 3 yards from the goal line running for all he’s worth. A linebacker, easily 50 pounds heavier than the running back, comes in from the right side of the screen. He’s almost a blur he’s moving so fast.
 
The back wants to score. The linebacker wants to prevent him from doing so.
 
The linebacker unleashes a big hit on the ball carrier. It is high, but not too high. It’s a physical hit, but these coaches have seen worse. The player with the ball goes flying out of bounds, over the pylon. It all happens in a split second.
 
So now, play 13, in 2014. Is it a penalty?
 

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