Training Schedule

Below is the training schedule that is both in use and under construction.  As it matures, every topic will contain clickable links to notes and an agenda of what will be discussed during class.  Each Tuesday, Apprentice, Intermediate & Varsity officials meet from 6:00pm - 6:50pm.  Additional training topics are discussed during the general assembly meeting from 7:00pm - 8:00pm.  Be sure to check the Calendar of Events for specific dates and times.

Want to know more?  There are additional training materials at the bottom of this page.  Be sure to check them out!
Week  Apprentice Intermediate & Varsity
01 Getting Started
How to use Arbiter
(Read WOA Mechanics Book)
Rule Changes
Points of Emphasis
 02Fouls you MUST know
Signals you MUST know
Whistle to Snap
 03WOA Mechanics ManualPenalty Enforcement
 04Managing YOUR Sideline
Managing YOUR Chain Crew
(Chain Crew Instructions)
Rule 9 - Conduct of Players and Others
 0540-Second Play ClockThe Kicking Game
 06Penalty Enforcement
(NFHS Football Signals)
 Penalty Enforcement (Mechanics)
 07The Kicking Game
PSK Foul
 Fouls: Live and Dead
Fouls: With Change of Possession
Fouls: Double and Multiple
 08 Field Mechanics Review Game Situations
 09 Game Situations TBD

​Additional Training Materials

Gridiron Officials Camp
 Held in mid to late June, this is the premier camp for WOA Football Officials. Officials attending the Gridiron Officials Camp receive 8+ hours of individual and crew instruction in the classroom and on the field.  While here, officials join players and coaches on the field to hone skills, tune communications, and improve the game of High School Football.
WOA Play of Interest On this page you'll find plays that the WOA RTO observers found noteworthy on a week to week basis.
AzFOA Training VideoThis training video covers Downs, Fumbles, Forward Progress and the Goal Line.  Target audience: beginning and intermediates.
Blocking Below the Waist A great video screened during EFOA's general meeting on Aug. 17, 2021.