New Officials Orientation

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The purpose of this New Officials Orientation is to provide new(er) officials with the foundational knowledge necessary to be successful on the field. There are a handful of lessons in this orientation, but that is only the beginning of your “syllabus.” You should also review all lessons in the Rules, Fouls, and Mechanics sections and should review the Wing information in the Positional Training section. Also, ensure you look in the Resources section to download valuable documents and information sheets.


New Officials Introduction
This lesson kicks off the New Officials Orientation. We appreciate your desire to step into this high-energy and sometimes high-stress environment. As a new(er) official, you may be feeling a little anxious or awkward as football officiating is different than playing or coaching the game. This lesson provides the orientation context and purpose.

Uniforms and Equipment
This lesson offers comprehensive guidance on purchasing the necessary uniforms and equipment to start your officiating career.

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