It is the responsibility of each MCOA Official to be knowledgeable of all upcoming training dates, times & locations. If an Official cannot attend, he or she must confirm their absence to the sports commissioner and provide a written (emailed) explanation.

Each sport will have MANDATORY meetings during the sports season. Those meeting dates will be posted on Arbiter. You must attend OR be excused in writing. Attend or not, you are expected to know, understand and apply correctly everything covered in the MANDATORY meeting.

Work, family, birthdays, anniversaries, school, etc., ALL of these are important dates in our lives. But remember our training meetings & scrimmages are for your benefit. Please make every effort to attend. Look at your important dates and BLOCK those dates in ARBITER. It is VERY frustrating for the commissioners & potentially costly for you, when you have to decline an assignment because it falls on an important date that you forgot to BLOCK.

First & second year MCOA officials should attend ALL of the training dates provided for their sport, "how else will we know how good you are."

Training dates, times & locations are shown below, unless notified otherwise.

One FHSAA promotional point is given for attendance & participation at each training date. A maximum of 10 points are allowed by the FHSAA.

The NFHS Rules Book for each sport is provided by the FHSAA for each registered official. Rules Books & additional training material will be distributed by the sport commissioner at the training meetings. The NFHS Case Book & Officials Manual must be purchased seperately through the NFHS WEB site.

Football Training Schedule

Officials must attend one of the in person meetings to receive their NFHS Rules Book & other material.

Meetings where attendance is MANDATORY are highlighted in RED.

July 10th, Registration Begins

July 20th - 6pm, Viera HS Media Room or ZOOM
"Expectations of Membership" (Bob Walton)
"MCOA By-Laws and FOG Overview" (Roy Holbeck)
Talk pay changes / crews / welcome

July 27th – 6pm, Viera HS Media Room or ZOOM
"Rules changes / POEs" (Mike Pressman)
"Scrimmage Play" (Dave LeBlanc)

Aug 3rd - 6:00 pm, Viera HS Media Room
"Question & Answer session" (John Hoffman)

Aug 10th - 6:00 pm, Viera HS Media Room
"5 & 6 Man Mechanics" (Mike Worden & Joe Hutten)
"Initial Deadline for Registrations" (late fee after this date)
"Mandatory Officials/Coaches Meeting"

August 17th - 6:00 pm, Viera HS Media Room
"Lessons Learned from Kick-Off Classics" (Referees)

August 31, Arbiter Sports
Fall Sports Registration Deadline (With Fine)

October 12th - 6:00 pm, Viera HS Media Room
"General Football Meetin"
Approve Recommendation List (If needed)

December 14th - 6:00 pm, Viera HS Media Room
"Football Commissioner Election" if needed

Last Updated: October 24, 2020