Transfer officials or new officials with no experience.
2022 Season meeting dates to be determined.
Mechanic manuals and RVFOA Documents
Welcome to the RVFOA, serving the Fredericksburg, Stafford and surrounding areas. We are an Association of officials that have been officiating football games at all levels in Central Virginia for 50 years. We pride ourselves in knowing the rules, using solid mechanics to be in the right position, fairness and professionalism at all levels. We have officials working games from Park & Recreation to NCAA. We welcome experienced transfer officials or prospective officials who want to get started that have no experience at all.
Congratulations to Ray Pittman from the RVFOA, who was chosen as a crew member to work the spring 2021 NCAA FCS Championship Game!
If I have never officiated before, why would one want to become an official? Here are only a few reasons:
· You love the game of football.
· Great way to stay in shape.
· You can be a positive influence on kids.
· For the competitor in you.
· It builds lifelong skills.
· Making lifelong friends.
· Earn Extra Money.
· Give back to the game and community.
· Best seat in the house.
· Be a member of an elite group.
The RVFOA Open House for new officials and transfer officials will be held on Monday, June 6th, 2022 at 6:30 PM. The Open House will be held at the Spotsylvania County Marshall Center. Please contact us for directions to the meeting site. All new and transfer officials are suggested to attend.
For all officials, experienced and new, we provide an excellent classroom and on the field training program. We will train you to become a solid official. We train officials on rules, field mechanics and positioning, commmunication skills, people skills and the ability to manage conflict. One can go as far as their abilities and dedication will take them.
First and second year officials will work Park & Recreation, Middle School, freshman and some junior varsity games. Transfer officials should provide written confirmation of prior State and Association membership and participation. Games will be assigned according to officiating growth, abilities and experience.
Games at various levels are played during the week, Monday through Friday evenings and some Saturday games. Games are assigned in advance based on each official's abilities and availability.
The RVFOA officiates games as far north as southern Prince William county, west to Culpeper, south to Caroline and east to Warsaw. All games are within a 90 minute drive or less from Fredericksburg.
To become an official in Virginia, one needs to:
*Contact RVFOA Commissioner.
Pay online State dues.
Pay RVFOA dues to RVFOA treasurer
*Attend RVFOA training sessions and general membership meetings. We us both both virtual and in person meetings.
*Study rule and case books & pass online exam with grade of at least 80%
*Attend State Rules & Mechanics clinic
*Attend RVFOA mechanics clinics
*Participate in pre-season scrimmages and on field training
*Be in good physical condition
*Sign a general liability release in regards to ones health as well as verify one has not been convicted of any criminal offense involving children or a crime of moral turpitude
If you would like to become a member of the RVFOA or like more information contact: Eric Barnes; email@example.com
Schedules for training and regular season meetings will be listed for the 2022 fall season. Training will begin in June. A meeting will be held for new and transfer officials and rule book pick up and training will be required for all returning officials.
Meetings are held at the Spotsylvania County Marshall Center, either in the Main lounge or in the Auditorium. We will also use Virtual as well as in person meetings.
Spotsylvania County Marshall Center
8802 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Enter through the north side building double doors on the left in the U shaped parking area.
RVFOA Open House for new and transfer officials. Learn more about officiating and the RVFOA / Q & A / RVFOA Expectations at 6:30 at the Marshall Center. New member training will be discussed. There will be in person and virtual meetings in July and August for new officials and transfers. In person meetings will include on field mechanics training.
20 June 2022 6:30 Rule 1 & 2 Case Plays
27 June 2022 6:30 Rule 3 & 4 Case plays
11 July 2022 6:30 Rule 5 & 6 Case Plays
18 July 2022 6:30 Rule 7 & 8 Case Plays
25 July 2022 6:30 Rule 9 &10 Case Plays
1 Aug 2022 6:30 Fundamentals & Hudl film
8 Aug 2022 6:30 RVFOA Guidelines on Equipment, Uniform, Pre-game, Coach Conference, Field Inspection, Sideline Management, Penalty Administration, Game Administration, Conflict Management
13 Aug 2022 (SAT) 9:00 AM On Field Training Day – Positions, Pre-snap Routine & Keys, Run Mechanics, Pass Mechanics, Kick Mechanics, Position Breakouts (Board Selected)
15 Aug 2022 6:30 Scrimmage review
Schedule to be determined.
These manuals outline best practices and positioning based on crew size.
Information regarding the RVFOA.
Commissioner - Eric Barnes - firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Officer - Chris Kennedy - email@example.com
Treasurer - Alex Balian - firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary - Doug Fawcett - email@example.com
Board Member - Nathan Bonds - firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Member - Mose Mallard
Board Member - Delbert Walker