The San Diego County Football Officials Association (SDCFOA) provides certified football officials for CIF High School, Pop Warner, AYF and flag football throughout San Diego County.

The purpose of the Association shall be to:

  • Provide quality football officiating service.

  • Maintain and strive to improve the service through an education and training program.

  • Promote fair play and sportsmanship among people involved in football contests.

  • Encourage good fellowship among members of the Association and others interested in football.


The mission of the San Diego County Football Officials Association is as follows:

  • To maintain the highest standards of football officiating,

  • To provide the means for a correct and consistent interpretation of the football rules,

  • To develop the most effective and efficient mechanics and football philosophies,

  • To develop new football officials at the Youth and High School level, then educate and mentor them with the highest standards of ethics,

  • To promote close professional relationships among our members,

  • To secure cooperation and understanding throughout the entire interscholastic community to include: (inter-scholastic and youth football athletic officers, sportswriters, coaches, players, and officials),

  • To further the interests of football by fostering the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play.

  • To cultivate and maintain relationships within the global community by sponsoring and contributing to youth football fund, scholarship fund and other community involvement.

The President 

SDCFOA Supports Worthy Causes

The SDCFOA is a source to cultivate and maintain relationships within the global community by sponsoring and contributing to youth football fund, scholarship fund and other community involvement.

The Fund has provided financial assistance to players, coaches and officials that did not have sufficient health insurance coverage to protect them in their time of need. In most cases, the injury was so serious that the primary health insurance did not provide coverage for items such as crutches, wheelchairs, physical therapy rehabilitation, and transportation.

Annually, the FUND will award the “George A. Schutte Memorial Scholarship” and other “Kickoff” scholarships to deserving high school senior football players that have been nominated by his/her coach having demonstrated that the individual has attained a high degree of academic, athletic, community and leadership abilities. 

Since 1998, the Fund and the San Diego County Football Officials have provided thousands of dollars in financial assistance to numerous players, coaches, and officials. The Fund awards grants based upon financial need as our funding permits. Every football season, the financial needs of the youth football community out-pace our available funding.

SDCFOA supports the Battlefields to Ballfields mission. We had 12 officials sign up to work football last year through this remarkable organization.

The Foundation will provide scholarships to veterans who return from defending our country with an opportunity to get integrated back into their community through officiating.

Those who have been involved in officiating already have felt the joy of stepping out onto the field. With it comes a great sense of value that leaves one with a feeling of accomplishment.  

In serving in the military, and in officiating, there’s the common bond of being a member of a team and creating order out of chaos. Battlefields to Ballfields will provide these veterans with an opportunity to hone their newfound officiating skills and participate in something that will give them a new sense of self-worth along with the ability to make some extra income.