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Welcome to the PNFOA

The PNFOA (Pacific Northwest Football Officials Association) is a group dedicated to serving the greater Seattle Metro area with High School football officiating services.

Why Become a Football Official?

Get involved first hand in the game up close and personal. Become a positive role model to children and young adults. Build relationships like no others and make lifelong friends. These are but a few reasons to become a high school football official.

To meet the challenge of officiating. As an official, you have to deal with stress and pressure and make split-second decisions.

  • Are you qualified and able? Officiating is a very demanding avocation.
  • Are you physically fit? You are constantly moving and work outside in the elements. It can be very hot, very cold, or raining.
  • Are you emotionally fit?
  • Do you take criticism well?
  • Can you stay calm under pressure?
  • Can you commit time to officiating? During the season, many times you will need to be off work before 5:00. You will also need to dedicate time to studying the rules both during the season and during the off-season to fully understand them.

How do you get started?

So, you've thought about it and you're ready to get started. Get in touch with the PNFOA Today using our online signup system and our apprentice committee will be in touch with you about our next meeting time and location and to provide you answers to any other questions you might have.

Join Today! You won't regret your decision.

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