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.

From the Desk of Al Regner - NJFOA-North President

We have been informed by the NJSIAA that the NFHS on-line test deadline will be extended until August 29th. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO TAKE THE TEST.
We are still reading the NJSIAA Sportsmanship Statement at all scrimmages and games. 
Concussion Course must be completed by August 17th.  Please send certification to Ira Yorn, address and email are in the Roster Book.
NJSIAA Mandatory Interpretation Meetings begin tonight at Williamstown High School.  Another meeting will be held at Bridgewater High School tomorrow.  The third meeting will be at Brick Memorial High School on Monday 8/18.  If you attend one of these meetings, please see NJSIAA Rep, Larry White for a Certificate of Attendance that you should forward to Frank Migliaccio.
NJSIAA North Chapter Interpretation Meeting will be at PCTI on Wednesday, August 27th.

6 Person Mechanics Training

Message from the NJFOA-North Executive Committee:

As you are probably aware, the Association is now converting to six official crews.  For the past two years several crews were trained and worked six official games in a few of the conferences we serve. This past season, the NJSIAA used six officials on the tournament finals. In 2014, they plan on using six officials for all rounds of the tournament.  It is anticipated that in the 2014 season the majority of games will be six official assignments as more conferences move in that direction. Some conferences have already agreed to use six officials on all games. With these factors in mind, it is imperative that the Association begin the training process for all members of the Northern Chapter. We need to make sure that all members are familiar with the six official crew concept and mechanics prior to the 2014 season beginning.

“Targeting” Defined in High School Football in Effort to Reduce Risk of Injury

In an effort to reduce contact above the shoulders and lessen the risk of injury in high school football, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee developed a definition for “targeting,” which will be penalized as illegal personal contact.

The definition of targeting and its related penalty were two of 10 rules changes approved by the rules committee at its January 24-26 meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.