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
Do you take
Can you stay calm
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.