So you are interested in becoming a football official? We are excited for you to join the elite crew of Arizona Football Officials. Our hope is that you will take your passion and excitement for the game of football and strive to be the best football official possible! We want to help you along the way.For more information, please submit any questions to recruiting@AzFOA.org
Officials are often asked, "How did you get started in officiating?" In most cases, the answer lies within. The journey to football officiating begins with a passion for the game. When fond football memories are shared and that passion is prevalent, a person close to the game - usually a working football official - encourages that final step toward football officiating.
AIA's Q&A on "How to Become a Sports Official" can be found here.
New officials will work JV, Freshman, and Youth Games. Games run on Wednesday Night(Freshman), Thursday night(JV) and Saturday all-day(Youth). High School games will come through AIA and that AzFOA has a working relationship with many youth football leagues. Training starts in July with classes 2 nights a week.
Officials shall purchase and maintain their uniforms and equipment. Officials will be required to wear the uniform as indicated. Uniform, including shoes, should appear clean.
Again follow the steps above. In the Valley varsity games are assigned by crews. As an experienced transfer official you are eligible to join a Varsity Crew right away. To get on a crew use the I Need a Crew page, once you become a member of the AzFOA