Transfer officials or new officials with no experience.
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.
Congratulations to Ray Pittman from the RVFOA, who was chosen as a crew member to work the spring 2021 NCAA FCS Championship Game.
The OPEN HOUSE for all new or transfer officials will be Monday June 21 at 7:00 pm. Information will be provided and training plans will be discussed. Please contact us at our website if you are interested in becoming an officials for the RVFOA.
The RVOFA is planning our annual Merle Wheeler Golf Tournament. This year's tournament will be held on Friday June 18th, 2021 at the Lake of the Woods Golf Club. This is a 4 person scramble with a 1:00 shotgun start. Cost is $ 75.00 per player. Contact Alex Balian if you would like to join as an individual or a group.
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 2021 fall season. Training will begin on Monday, June 21 at 7:00. A meeting will be held for new and transfer officials and rule book pick up 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. 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 at 7:00 at the Marshall Center. New member training will be discussed. There will be in person and virtual meetings in June, July and August. Schedule is being determined.
Monday June 21 Rule book pick up required for all returning officials.
Monday June 28 Virtual rules meeting for Rule 1 & 2.
Monday July 5 Virtual rules meeting for Rules 3 & 4.
Monday July 12 Virtual rules meeting for Rules 5 & 6.
Monday July 19 Virtual rules meeting for Rules 7 & 8.
Monday July 26 Virtual rules meeting for Rules 9 & 10.
Monday August 2 Virtual rules meeting for Fundamentals and Hudl film review.
Monday August 9 Virtual meeting for RVFOA training
Saturday August 14 In person on field mechanics training clinic from 9:00 to Noon.
Location to be announced.
Schedule to be determined.
Scrimmages will begin August 13
Games will begin the week of August 23
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