Transfer officials or new officials with no experience.
2021 Season meeting dates to be determined
2021 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.
We hope everyone is staying safe.
The RVFOA will begin returning official training on Monday January 25, 2021. These virtual training meetings will be held at 7:00. Meetings will be held on February 1 and 8. On field training is being planned for the week of February 15th. The condensed spring season will begin on February 22nd. Regular season games will be played February 22 through April 7, 2021. Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshman level games will be played.
The VHSL rules clinic will be held via webinar on Saturday 1-23-2021. This is a required element in order to officiate the spring season. Go to whistle.vhsl.org to register for the clinic. If you are not able to attend, it will be available on Whistle after registration is complete.
Begin to register for the spring season on February 1, 2021. Registration is on whistle.vhsl.org. Once registration and fees are complete the online exam is available to complete. Registration, rules clinic and online exam should be completed prior to February 10.
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 Saturday mornings and some afternoons. 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
*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 are listed for the spring season. Training for the fall season will begin in July 2021. Look for further updates as at that time.
Meetings are held at the Spotsylvania County Marshall Center, either in the Main lounge or in the Auditorium. Spring meetings will be virtual via Google meet and Zoom.
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
Training meetings for fall 2021 will begin in early July.
Virtual meeting 1-25
Virtual meetings 2-1 and 2-8
To be determined.
September - December
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 - Keith Madison - firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary - Doug Fawcett - email@example.com
Board Member - Alex Balian - firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Member - Mose Mallard
Board Member - Delbert Walker