Northwest District Football Officials Association


***We have a new FOOTBALL class starting this coming Tuesday, August 30***

If you wish to join this class email me and I'll send you a link to sign up.

If your interested in officiating ANY other sport you can also contact me - Mark Kuhn (mckuhn@toast.net / call or text 419-944-5502) and I will help you get in contact with the appropriate person.

OR Visit https://www.ohsaa.org/Officiating/permits to find more information.

Football Course information -


Course Name: Football - 11 player - Course 2

Start Date: 8/30/2022

Instructor: Mark Kuhn

Course Fee $70.00

Course description:

This course will be available online (via your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer) and may be taken at your leisure in conjunction with the dates and times listed above. Courses will range from 8-12 modules, with each module being roughly 30-90 minutes long. At the end of each module, students will need to pass a quiz to move forward. This course will cover NFHS Rules and Mechanics. The listed instructor will be available to help answer any questions that you may have. Please pay attention to the instructor's preferred communication method. Instructors may offer additional educational sessions, online or in-person, which may be beneficial, but these are all strictly optional.

What is expected of you:

It is expected that each student be proficient in reading and writing. Officials may have to run and be engaged in strenuous physical activity; therefore, you should be ambulatory and have the necessary level of physical fitness required for that sport. You are expected to complete each module. You will be required to pay an instructional fee; this fee covers the cost of the course, rulebooks, and insurance for the year. You will be required to be proficient in mechanics. You will also be required to receive at least 75% on two written, final exams: one on rules, one on OHSAA regulations and in some sports, a third exam on mechanics. After the course and before your first game assignment, it is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED that you attend an on-field/on-court clinic. OHSAA District Administrators will reach out to you following the course to connect you with a Local Officials Association in your area who will assist with this on-field/on-court experience. Finally, you will be expected to purchase your own equipment and uniform.

Concussion Training

All perspective officials must complete this training and add the certification to their myOHSAA profile to receive their permit number as this is required by the OHSAA and is State Law in Ohio. Concussion certification is valid for 3 years from the date of completion.


Mark Kuhn (mckuhn@toast.net / call or text 419-944-5502)

Crew Lists have been updated as of 7/21/22. Please review and let me know if anything needs adjusted (mckuhn@toast.net). CREW LIST

The 2022 NDFOA Football Officials Clinic is Scheduled for Saturday, July 30. Click <HERE> to download load the flyer. Email Steve Traxler (Stephen.m.traxler@gmail.com) To RSVP.

The 2022 NDFOA Tom Bensman Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Sunday, August 15, 2021. To enter, download the Flyer and mail it to Rick Mielcarek. All information can be found on the Flyer.

OHSAA Football Officials Website

A link to the OHSAA Football Officials Website has been added to our links page.

This is Dr. Maurer's site with information pertaining directly to High School Football Officials.


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