WCOA Rookie Officials Training Program for 2017

The WCOA Rookie Training Program comprises 5 total training sessions: 1 classroom sessions and 4 field clinics, which include at least one scrimmage with local youth league teams. The training sessions are conducted once per week from mid-July through early August

To register for the training program, please fill out the WCOA New Official Registration


Rookie Official 2017 Training Schedule (subject to change)

Training Session Location Trainers Date Topics
1st Session (Classroom) Harold Greenfield's House, 10815 Providence Oaks Dr., Riverview, FL 33578 Harold Greenfield, Nancy Greenfield Thursday 7/13/2017 @ 6:30pm Proper Uniform, Arbiter, Booking Requirements, Contacting Referee, Finger Printing, FHSAA Registration, Professionalism and Definitions.
2nd Session (Field) Skyway Park Marty Palenik (Lead), Terrance Woodard, Tony Mack, David Stromquist, Hubert McCloud, Camille Nichols, Richard Birdsong Thursday 7/20/2017 @ 6:30pm Rule 2 and Basic Mechanics. Topics include: Live Ball / Dead Ball, Ball Out of Bounds, Fouls at the snap, Illegal Formation, Illegal Shift, Illegal Motion, Encroachment, False Start, and Proper Use of Penalty Flags
3rd Session (Field) Providence West Park (Raven's Field) Walt Markwas (Lead), Camille Nichols, David Stromquist, Harold Greenfield Wednesday 8/2/2017 @ 6:30pm Rules 3, 6, and 7 and Mechanics. Topics include Starting / Stopping Clock, Substitutions, Signals: Touchdown / Incomplete Pass / Double Stakes, Use of Bean Bag, Forward Progress Spots, Coming Off The Sideline, Kicking the Ball - Free Kicks and Scrimmage Kicks, and Goal Line Play.
Rookie, Referee, and Back Judge Clinic St Joseph Hospital Medical Arts Building Auditorium Greg Kaiser (Rookies), Claude Burg (Back Judges), Ben Heugel (Referees) Saturday 8/5/2017 @ 8:00am Presentations Aimed at the Basic of Mechanics for First Time Officials, New Referees and Back Judges.
Field Clinic (On-field training with TBYFL) Skyway Park On-field Trainers TBD Saturday 8/5/2017 @ 10:00am On-Field Training with Tampa Bay Youth Football League
5th Session (Field) Skyway Park Hubert McCloud (Lead), David Stromquist, Camille Nichols, Walt Markwas, Marty Palenik, Richard Birdsong Wednesday 8/09/2017 @ 6:30 PM Rules 8 and 9 and Mechanics. Topics include Conduct of Players and Coaches, Communications with Players/Coaches, Professionalism and Game Management, Game Day Preparation, Rookies Review of Fundamentals