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Are you interested in officiating football in the Florida Hillsborough/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 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 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 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.












Updated 5/21/2013  03:30 PM