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.
Other than a few private school games, the 2020 fall football season was moved to February 2021. The Virginia High School League is planning a condensed season of 6 regular season games and a condensed playoff schedule. This will require us to officiate a large number of games in a shorter period of time. As it stands now, the RVFOA will begin to prepare in early January 2021. Further information will be made available regarding training by early December if not sooner. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.
Look for training information by early December regarding the 2021 spring season.
We encourage transfer and new officials to join us for the spring 2021 season, as well as the 2021 regular fall season.
Contact us if you would like further information.
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 will be published by early December. 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.
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 meeting dates 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