EFOA Announces State Officials
Oct 28, 2013 - Golden Whistle Balloting Begins
The Balloting for the 2013 Golden Whistle Award has begun. The criteria set for this award by the board is:
A varsity official that:
- Carries an on and off the field professional demeanor.
- Displays excellence in mechanics, judgment, and rules knowledge.
- Willingness to help younger officials.
- Projects a calm professional attitude with officials, coaches, and players.
- provides community service.
Oct 27, 2013 - Only 3 Week 10 Games
Based on an article from the Columbian, it looks like there will only be three "Play-in" games for EFOA to officiate in week 10. Normally, we would get the first and second place teams from all our levels, but this is the year that our 2nd place GSHL teams travel. We know Camas and La Center will have home games in week 10. Also the winner of the Mt. View-Columbia River game will be at home. You can read the full article by clicking here.
Oct 2, 2013 - Ryan Hogan Promoted
Congratulations to Ryan Hogan on his promotion to Intermediate Level Official. Ryan started with EFOA in the 2011 season and has quickly learned the mechanics and the rules. Congrats, Ryan!
Sep 17, 2013 - IRS Form W-9
With recent changes in the laws, EFOA is now required to collect certain tax reporting information from each official. This information is basically a certification of your taxpayer ID number (SSN). In the past, we just collected this as a part of the contract but now you are required to fill out IRS form W-9. You can find a copy of the form on this website under the Reference Library tab. Print out a copy and turn it in to the Secretary/Treasurer. If you have any questions, click here to email them to Bob.
Aug 30, 2013 - 2013 Rules Interpretations
The WOA has released the 2013 Rules Interpretations in a pdf document. These interpretations include the helmet coming off of a player and numerous corrections to the rules and case books. You can find this document under the Presentation item on the Reference Library tab of this website.
Aug 24, 2012 - EFOA Gear Supplier
Available Creations, a company owned by Todd Bingham who is an EFOA member, has been designated by the Board as the official EFOA Game Day gear provider. Todd has a variety of bags, hats, and shirts with the EFOA logo available. You will find information on the products and how to order them on the Game Day tab.
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Other Football News
Sep 18, 2013 - Helmet to Helmet Example
Another example of helmet to helmet contact. This should be called.
Sep 6, 2012 - New Kickoff Rule
Watch the video and see what call you would have made. Then read rule 9-3-8 and see what you think. Who initiates the contact? Does the ball hit R? To see the video, click here.