Calibration Plays

The following plays were selected by Steve Coover, Instructional Chair, or sent in by a crew chief for review. The Crew Chiefs, Instructors and College Officials are sent a survey to evaluate the plays. The results are included at the end of each play.

Please remember we chose difficult plays for calibration.  If you must take several minutes viewing the play to see what is discussed here don’t feel like you’re not improving.  It takes time and multiple opportunities to start to see the action with clarity and detail.

Instructional Plays

The following plays were selected by Steve Coover, Instructional Chair, or sent in by a crew chief or coaches for review. They are evaluated by the Instructional Chair. The members go over these plays in the instructional meetings.


The following videos are SDCFOA Meetings held on Zoom.


These videos are for training purposes. They will show proper mechanics and coverages in specific parts of the game to ensure that we are in the best position to cover and handle plays. 


Free Kicks

Penalty Mechanics

Mechanics by Position

These videos are for training purposes. They will show proper mechanics by position for every aspect of the game. There will be two sets provided. It will include a 5-person and 7-person mechanics. 

Back Judge

Position Clinics

These videos are for five-person mechanics given by our most experienced officials. They share their on-field experiences and lessons they have learned. Handouts or additional video is next to the video link.



Line of Scrimmage

Back Judge


These videos are for one specific rule. Each video has a series of plays involving the rule. The rulebook citations, diagrams and penalty information/signals are included. 

Football Games

2007 Semi-Final Game

Mud Bowl at Eastlake High School. Rancho Buena Vista beat Eastlake 41 to 7. It was the last time Eastlake played on a grass field.

R: Dave Garza, U: Nate Weiss, HL: John Bistowski, LJ: Michael McDonald, SJ: Ted Schiess, FJ: Tom Husseman and BJ: David Brown.

1988 CIF Championship Game

Division 2A: Rancho Buena Vista 21 vs San Pasqual 10 at Jack Murphy Stadium.

R-Rip Manning, U-Lynn Crocker, HL-Mike Parker, LJ-Bob D'Angelo and BJ-Garth DeFelice.


These videos have SDCFOA members involved in various promos, interviews and awards. 

Good Morning San Diego KUSI - Katie Ott

Katie Ott talking about her first-year experience as a SDCFOA member on KUSI Good Morning San Diego

Rules Analyst - Joe Greene

Joe Greene appears on the KUSI Prep Pigskin Report as a Rules Analyst to explain a call in a recent High School Game

Honoring Bob Bahne

The Big 12 Officials honored Bob by wearing the "BB" patch on the back of their hats while working the 2023 Citrus Bowl. Bob was assigned to work the game but passed away unexpectedly. 

NFLRA 2022 Award Video for Mike Carey

Mike is being named the 2022 NFLRA Honoree. The union recognized Mike for his outstanding NFL officiating career and his service to the NFLRA. 

Behind the Stripes by Scott Corso

A video of a 7-person crew working a Semi-Final. It takes you into the locker room, onto the field and the end of the game. The video was produced by Scott Corso and his son.

HUDL Training by Steve Coover

Steve Coover, Instructional Chair for the SDCFOA, covers the use of HUDL to prepare game film reviews. He goes over the tools and shows how to save the playlist and share it the members of the association.

Steve Coover Acceptance Speech

Steve Coover received the Bob Breitbard Meritorious Achievement Award at the San Diego Hall of Fame High School Coaching Legends 22nd Annual Induction Dinner.

KUSI Prep Pigskin Report Promo Video

Every week KUSI would get a football crew working a game on Friday nights. The clip promotes Prep Pigskin Report that shows highlights of the Varsity High School games. Here is a copy of one.


2022 and 2021 rule videos from the CFOA and OCFOA with SDCFOA input. The videos include exams and reviews of rule questions.