The Northern Virginia Football Officials Association, Inc. (NVFOA), is a non-profit organization established to assign its members as officials and promote the game of football at the recreation, middle school, and high school levels throughout the Washington Metropolitan area.
Although our members receive a fee for their services, our main function is the training of football officials in the implementation of the mechanics and rules of the game as set forth by the governing bodies, including the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The NVFOA is a member of the Virginia High School League (VHSL), headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, with reciprocity in Maryland, Washington DC, West Virginia, and North Carolina.
Sportsmanship ratings are assigned to each team by the NVFOA crew. Overall team ratings are then summarized and compared within the individual districts or conferences. The top-rated teams for sportsmanship in each conference or district for the past season are listed on the Sportsmanship tab.
The NVFOA is continually seeking new members to join our organization. We seek individuals, male or female, who have reached the age of 18 and have a desire to be a part of the most exciting and popular scholastic game in America. This participation can be in the form of on-field officials or electric clock operators. Experience is NOT a requirement. We have a highly successful training program that covers every aspect of the game of football. If you have the time to commit, we have the resources to teach and develop you as a football official. Training information and application forms are available on the Training Program tab above. For additional information, please contact the Recruiting Committee.