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Rules Interpretation & Education 2012


Junior Football League




New Jersey Football Officials Association - Atlantic Chapter - www.njfoaatlantic.org

Serving Atlantic and Cape May Counties for High School Football Officiating and Junior Football League

Atlantic District NJFOA services Atlantic and Cape May Counties by providing registered officials to administer football contests.

These officials are required to pass a state test every year, attend training seminars and on field clinics to show their proficiency in the rules and mechanics of the game.

They provide officials for Junior Football league games and all level of High school games. Many of our officials also work collegiate level games. For more information contact the Secretary or the Cadet Supervisor

2012 Officers

Chairman - John Lacy

Assist Chair - Mike Cook

Secretary - John Rapp

Treasurer - Harry Angjelo

Assignor - George McClain

Assist Assignor - Joe Harrison

Interpreter - John Fernsler

State Delegate - Paul Guyermelli

Alt State Delegate - Howard Burgan

Cadet Supervisor - Greg Fletcher

Cadet Instructor - Buddy Oechslin *

Webmaster- Harry Angjelo *

(asterisk * indicates appointed or support position, not an elected position) (names in blue have E-mail address attached)

Interested in becoming a Football Referee -

We have a two year comprehensive cadet program that will teach you all the aspects of being a referee. Visit our Cadets page for more information.

Schedule for 2012

August 20 - Galloway Twp Middle School (GTMS)- Interpretation (1)

August 27 - GTMS - Interpretation (2), By-Law changes

September 3 - Egg Harbor Twp High School (EHT) - Tests Due, Positioning, Keys (Groups) (Rule 1 & Fundamentals

September 10 - EHT - Test Review, Training (Rule 3)

September 17 - EHT - Training (Rule 10)

September 24 - No Meeting

October 1 - EHT Training (Rule 4 & 5)

October 8 - Spaghetti Dinner - Never There Gun Club - Hammonton

October 15, EHT - Training Rule 6 & 7)

October 22 - No Meeting

October 29 EHT - Playoffs, Training (Rule 9)

November 5 - No Meeting

November 12 - EHT - Election Slate Set, Play Situation Reviews

November 19 - EHT - Elections, Focus Play Situations

December - Banquet - TBD



National Football Foundation

Congratulations to Frank Burbridge on being the National Football Foundation 2012 Football Official of the Year. Picture above is from left to right, George McClain, Henry Wimberg, Ron Saathoff, Frank Burbridge, John Lacey, and Howard Burgan. Frank was presented the award by Ron Saathoff and Henry Wimberg, members of the National Football Foundation.




Code of Ethics

Officials at an interscholastic athletic event are participants in the educational development of high school students. As such, they must exercise a high level of self-discipline, independence and responsibility. The purpose of this Code is to establish guidelines for ethical standards of conduct for all interscholastic officials. Officials shall master both the rules of the game and the mechanics necessary to enforce the rules, and shall exercise authority in an impartial, firm and controlled manner. Officials shall work with each other and their state associations in a constructive and cooperative manner. Officials shall uphold the honor and dignity of the profession in all interaction with student-athletes, coaches, athletic directors, school administrators, colleagues, and the public. Officials shall prepare themselves both physically and mentally, shall dress neatly and appropriately, and shall comport themselves in a manner consistent with the high standards of the profession. Officials shall be punctual and professional in the fulfillment of all contractual obligations. Officials shall remain mindful that their conduct influences the respect that student-athletes, coaches and the public hold for the profession. Officials shall, while enforcing the rules of play, remain aware of the inherent risk of injury that competition poses to student-athletes. Where appropriate, they shall inform event management of conditions or situations that appear unreasonably hazardous. Officials shall take reasonable steps to educate themselves in the recognition of emergency conditions that might arise during the course of competition.