Important Dates

Here are some important dates including CSFOA Regular Season Meetings, New Officials Classes, and the Master Clinic:

New Officials Classes
June 23, 27, 30
July 7, 11, 14. 18, 21, 25, 28

All classes are at Trinity United Methodist Church, lower level.  Classes are 6:30 until around 8:00 PM.  Trinity is located at 701 North 20th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.

CSFOA Regular Season Meetings
August 2, 16, 23
September 6 & 20
October 4 & 18
November 1

Meetings are held at Trinity United Methodist Church starting at 6:30PM.  Trinity is located at 701 North 20th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.

Master Clinic
August 9th at 5:00PM at Palmer Ridge High School (19255 Frontage Rd, Monument, CO 80132)


2016 Off-season Meetings

CSFOA will again be holding a series of off-season meetings. The meetings will be in the lower level of the Trinity United Methodist Church 710 North 20th Street Colorado Springs 80904 (map). The off-season sessions will be on Wednesday evenings and begin at 6:30 PM and last about an hour. The dates are:

May 18 (New Date)



2016 Eligibility Requirements & Testing Deadlines

The 2016 Varsity Eligibility and Play-off Requirements are still being finalized. At this time the requirements will be similar to last year. Dates for testing will be finalized in June/July. Keep checking the website for updates.

2016 Varsity Eligibility

  • Paid CFOA & CSFOA dues by March 1st
  • Attend the 2016 Master Clinic; (in person every other year)
  • Pass rules test with 85%+
  • Pass Physical Standards Test (PST)
  • Member in Good Standing

2016 Testing Deadlines

  • Veteran Rules Test TBD
  • Physical Standards Test – By TBD
  • Playoff Video Review Test – TBD
  • Playoff Mechanics Test – TBD

2016 Playoff Eligibility

  • Must have paid CFOA & CSFOA by March 1st
  • Must pass CO/NFHS rules test w/85%
  • Must apply for post season & select position by Sept 1st
  • Must pass PST test
  • Must pass Playoff Mechanics Test & Video Review
  • Member in good standing
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience for play-offs; 5 years for semi-finals & finals
  • Must have worked: minimum of X of varsity games; minimum of Y in their playoff position (per Arbiter)
  • Must attend Z meetings X Association (including Master Clinic); Y Crew (includes 1 off-season or 1 New Officials meeting)
  • Must be available entire post season (Fri and Sat)
  • If an official turns back a game or is not available, he/she will not be eligible for further participation
  • Will have 24 hours to accept or decline a playoff assignment
  • Turn back of a game after availability was indicated will also result in disqualification for the post season next year
  • For championship games, cannot have worked a championship in the previous 4 season

2016 Crew Chiefs

In 2016 there will be 9 crews in CSFOA. The Crew Chiefs are:

Mark VanGampleare

Sheldon McGuire

Ray Lutz

Rich Gray

Doug Fosdick

George Demetriou

Craig Cox

DJ Bremser

Mark Bradley


Looking ahead to the 2015 Season – it is time to begin preparations

If you are a prospective first time official, that is looking to officiate football for the 2015 season, come join the CSFOA.  The time as arrived to get started.  The 2015 New Official Classes has just started.

If you are a transferring official, you do not need to attend the classes, but it is a great way to get up to speed on Colorado mechanics. Last season the state association published a Colorado specific mechanics manual, so try to attend those last 3 sessions.

Contact Dan Cronin through the form below to register and get started.

Please use the contact form on the website and you will be contacted with more information.


2014 State Championship Crew (2A)

Congratulations to the CSFOA members who worked the 2014 2A State Championship game.

Mark VanGampleare, R
Dan Cronin, U
Scott Samsel, L
Brad Hallock, LJ
Dave Barton, BJ
Jim Fredrick Alt