One Weekend FB Official class approved!
Want to get your football officials license but don't have the time to spend 6-8 weeks on it? The "One weekend' football officials class is for you! This OHSAA approved weekend will get you licensed as a certified Class 2 football official in just one weekend. You will receive the mandatory hours of instruction needed on the rules and mechanics (what to do, signals and areas of responsibility etc ) of the sport, as well as the required field time as you officiate some youth football on Sunday. Class sessions will be on Friday October 3rd, and Saturday October 4th. Friday night you will attend Fred's crews varsity football game and watch and be part of the pregame. On Sunday October 5th 26th, you will step onto the football field and officiate your FIRST game! . Since you will be on the football field officiating, you will need to purchase the proper uniform prior to the class. More information on this will be sent to you after registration. On Saturday afternoon, you will take your NFHS test, the OHSAA mechanics test and the OHSAA general information test. This class will be taught by Frederick Feeney, a 19 year football official and 25 year wrestling official. Fred has been an instructor for 23 years. He will be assisted in the classroom by 2-3 other certified instructors/veteran officials and then on Sunday you will work side by side with the instructors and other officials at the youth league games. Though this is a condensed timeframe, you will have all the information taught to you, but in a more compressed time frame. The goal of this weekend is to provide every student with enough knowledge and proficiency to be successful at the entry level in sports officiating. Out of town students, you will need to arrange hotel rooms.
Tentative Schedule: Friday October 3rd - Class from 9am-3pm.
Football Friday Night game from 6pm-10pm (site TBD)
Saturday October 4th- Class from 9 am - 7pm
Sunday October 5th - Officiating at youth football (site TBD) 10am - 3pm
Once you are registered, you will be notified of changes or additions to the schedule. If you have any questions prior, please email Fred: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration will close September 8th so that we can send the rule books to all students prior to the class. The rule book and case book need to be read prior to class. This is important...you will need to read the rule book and have a general understanding of the rules PRIOR to class as there will be a 20 question test given at the start of the weekend to ensure you have a working knowledge of the rules.
Go here to register: http://officials.myohsaa.org/