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We are part of the Colorado Football Officials Association (CFOA) and Colorado's largest football officials' association with over 200 members. Our members officiate high school (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) football primarily in the Denver metro area as well as high schools in the mountains and on the plains of Colorado.

Important Upcoming Dates/Deadlines

  • Sat, July 28 - CFOA Masters Clinic
  • Fri, Dec 1 - CFOA/CHSAA Dues (first deadline)

Interested in Officiating High School Football?

If you are interested in becoming a high school football official, please contact Joel Pogar ( and pre-register for the up coming classes here. The Denver Football Officials Association recruits, trains and tests high school football officials each preseason. 

    Study Group with Mark Usery!

    Starting on February 28th at Englewood High school there will be a video study sessions that will be focusing on communication, mechanics, and judgement.  These study sessions will be a great benefit to officials with 5 years or less of officiating experience but all officials are welcome.  Mark Usery with the help of others will be leading these sessions.  The meeting will be at Englewood High School starting at 7pm and will last till 8:30.  All dates and times are: 

    • Wed, Feb 28
    • Tue, Mar 13
    • Tue, Mar 20
    • Tue, April 3
    • Tue, April 17
    • Tue, May 1
    • Tue, May 15
    • NOTE: Dates and/or times might change. We will keep you posted!

    This is a great way to prepare for the up coming season.

    If you have any questions feel free to contact Mark at


    CFOA Mechanics Manual

    The CFOA Mechanics Manual and amendments can be found in Arbiter:

    • Log into Arbiter
    • Switch to the CHSAA-Fb view (104520)
    • Click on "Lists" in the dark blue bar beneath the ArbiterOne banner
    • Click on "Forms" in the grey bar beneath the dark blue bar.
    • Look for the "Mechanics Manual" and "Mechanics Manual Amendments" links in the list.

    New Officials Classes

    New Officials Classes for 2018 are still TBD.  If you know friend, neighbor, coworker, etc that has an interest in what we do, get them started. Or, if you happen to be a visitor to our website, you obviously have some interest in officiating. Click here to view more information on these up coming classes.

      Ben Gregory Award

      The Ben Gregory award is given to a retired football coach in the metro area. This award is given to a coach who was a great facilitator of sportsmanship towards opponents as well as officials.  The 2017 recipient, Steve Finesilver (George Washington), was recognized at the DFOA Area Meeting on Tuesday October 17.  You can view past years' recipients on the Ben Gregory Award Recipients page.

      CFOA Game Reports

      It is required that a game report be submitted after EVERY Varsity contest, even if there were no major incidents that occurred.  When entering the report, make sure to fill out the comments section as well, especially if there are any problems.  Be descriptive in your comments so that CHSAA can notify the schools and try and correct the issue.  "Bad clock operator" is not as helpful as "clock operator was consistently slow in starting and stopping the clock", for example.

      You can access the Game Report form online here:  CFOA Game Report.

      If you have an ejection during a sub-varsity contest, that must also be reported to CHSAA.  Do not contact the schools directly in these reports.

      IMPORTANT NOTE: Per request from CHSAA, these reports should be filled out by the Referee directly!

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