2015 Eligibility Requirements & Testing Deadlines

2015 Varsity Eligibility

• Paid CFOA dues by March 1st

• Attend the 2015 Master Clinic

• Pass rules test with 85%+ by August 25th

• Pass Physical Standards Test by September 15th

• Member in Good Standing

2015 Testing Deadlines

• Veteran Rules Test July 15th – Aug 25th

• Physical Standards Test – By September 15th

• Playoff Video Review Test – Sept 1st – Oct 1st

• Playoff Mechanics Test – Sept 1st – Oct 1st

2015 Playoff Eligibility

• Must have paid CFOA by March 1st

• Must pass CO/NFHS rules test w/85% by Aug 25th

• Must apply for post season & select position by Sept 1st

• Must pass PT test by Sept 15th

• Must pass Playoff Mechanics & video test by Oct 1st

• Member in good standing

• Minimum of 3 years’ experience; 5 years for semi-finals & finals

• Must have worked:

– A minimum of 10 of varsity games

– A minimum of 7 in their playoff position (per Arbiter)

• Must attend 7 meetings

– 5 Association (include Master Clinic)

– 2 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 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 seasons


2015 Meetings

August 4th 6:30 PM 1st Meeting

  • 2015 Varsity Eligibility
  • 2015 Testing Dates
  • 2015 Playoff Eligibility

August 11th 5:00 PM CFOA State Master Clinic

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE Palmer Ridge HS Auditorium

  • Rules
    • 2015 New Rules
    • Points of Emphasis
    • Experimental Colorado Rule
  • CHSAA Update
  • CFOA
  • Mechanics Manual updates
  • 3A/4A/5A Championship Video reviews

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.


2015 Meeting Dates & Crew List

View the 2015 Crew List

New Officials Classes
June 22, 25 & 29
July 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 & 30
August 3 & 6

All new officials classes are 6:30-8:00 at Trinity United Methodist Church.

State Master Clinic
Aug. 11 @ 5:00 PM (plan until 8:00 PM)

Regular Season Meetings
Aug. 4 @ 6:30 PM
Aug. 18 @ 6:30 PM
Aug 25 @ 6:30 PM
Sept 1 @ 6:30 PM
Sept 15 @ 6:30 PM
Sept 29 @ 6:30 PM
Oct 6 @ 6:30 PM
Oct 20 @ 6:30 PM
Oct 27 @ 6:30 PM

CSFOA End of Season Banquet
Nov 3 @ 6:00 PM ?

All meetings will be at Trinity United Methodist unless otherwise stated.


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

Minutes + Photos

A new photo page is live. You can see it Here.

If you have any crew photos or photos of officials and would like to see them on, please email them to [email protected]

If possible, please include names and other relevant information.


Hudl Game Requests

CSFOA has been requesting all varsity game films officiated by CSFOA crews since Week 1 of the 2013 season. While the majority of games have been shared with us through Hudl, not all schools have exchanged their films. Games officiated by associations other than CSFOA are not normally requested.

When a game film is sent, it is filed and shared with the crew that officiated the game. If you officiated a game on a crew other than your own, the film will not automatically be shared with you. However, you may request the game by sending an email to webmaster(at)

When requesting a game, please include the following information:

  • Name of official the game will be shared with
  • Date the game was played
  • The names of both schools
  • The crew that officiated the game (ie Fosdick Crew, Gray Crew)

If you are a CSFOA official and have not signed up for a Hudl account but would like one, please send an email to webmaster(at) and a request will be sent to you.


From Craig Cox, CSFOA President

CSFOA members,

I encourage each of you to attend the CSFOA meeting on Tuesday, Sep 24th. Jerry Boles, Dan Cronin, and Clyde Thomas, each of whom served on the Bylaws Committee during the off-season, will be leading the discussion and voting on the proposed bylaw changes. The meeting begins per normal schedule at 6:30PM, but Jerry, Dan, & Clyde will arrive by 5:30 to answer questions and have discussion on the proposed changes. The first votes will be taken on the editorial tweaks to the bylaws. Based on the length and depth of your discussion, the remaining items will be up for vote on Tuesday, or, if warranted, the remaining items will be taken up during the following meeting. This is your chance to weigh in on the governance of your organization.

If you have a strong opinion on any of the proposals that you would like to share with your fellow CSFOA members, feel free to send me your thoughts and I will forward to the other members of the association”

Craig Cox, CSFOA President