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New Football Official Signup

Are you interested in officiating football in the Florida Hillsborough/Pasco county areas? The West Coast Officials Association provides referees for middle school, JV, and senior high school games in these counties, as well as various leagues and youth activities.

All applicants must successfully complete a training clinic before they will be assigned games. This clinic is offered free of charge in the spring and early fall. If you are interested in joining our organization, please complete the form below. In addition, all officials are required to take a FHSAA national sponsored rules test yearly. Per state guidelines, you must be at least 18 years of age to officiate in Florida, although mentor programs are available for younger individuals.

The tackle football season will begin training in August. All training sessions and meeting dates will be posted to the football page under the WCOA Events Calendar. The joining the WCOA process includes registration with the WCOA plus fee paid to the treasurer, registration with the FHSAA plus fee, the state mandatory finger printing and background check, and purchasing the proper uniform including jacket. After the season begins, assignment schedules will be available via the Arbiter software scheduler.

After completing this form, you will be sent documentation on the steps to complete the registration process. You can also view the registration steps by Clicking Here.

After completing this page, you must go to this link Join the WCOA and complete the joining process, starting at step 1 as you will not be able to officiate middle or high school sports without the fingerprinting/background checks.

New Basketball Official Signup

Are you interested in officiating basketball in the Florida Hillsborough or Pasco county areas? The West Coast Officials Association provides referees for all middle school, JV and senior high school games in these counties, as well as various high school summer and recreational leagues. All applicants must successfully complete a 18 hour training clinic, and sessions tentatively scheduled for May, August and October. Per state guidelines, you must be at least 18 years of age to officiate in Florida, although mentor programs are available for younger individuals.

As this training is mandatory for all officials without confirmed high school or higher officiating experience, opportunities may be limited at this time unless you have prior experience. All association meeting dates will be posted on the basketball page under the events calendar. The application process includes registration with the WCOA, and registration with the FHSAA plus fee, the state mandatory finger printing and background check, and purchase the proper uniform including jacket. After the season begins, assignment schedules will be available via the Arbiter software scheduler. After completing this page, you must go to Join the WCOA and complete the joining process, starting at step 1 as you will not be able to officiate middle or high school sports without the fingerprinting/background checks.

New Flag Football Official Signup


Press the "Signup" button to submit your information to a WCOA representative.