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  • 10 Aug 2017 10:19 AM | Anonymous
    With the terms for Jim and Scott ending this year, two new Area Directors will be elected.  The terms for these new ADs will begin Jan 1, 2018, and will run through 2018, 2019, and 2020.

    Anyone interested in being considered for this should submit an Area Director Information Sheet to Scott Lewis ( no later than August 31.  Speeches will be given at the area meeting on Tue Sept 12, and voting will open after that.
  • 05 Jul 2017 9:45 AM | Anonymous

    From Steve Hall:

    To All Denver Area Officials,

    First, let me thank you for your patience, I understand that things are a little bit different, but I assure you that the end will be sooner than later. And trust me I am looking forward to that time also.

    Here is where I need each of your help regarding your assignments.

    Please do not accept any sub-varsity games as of yet. I know that there are games published. However, once you take a sub-varsity game at this time you have removed yourself from consideration for a Varsity assignment and I WILL NOT override the sub-varsity game and assign you to a varsity contest.

    Thanks for your assistance.


  • 03 Jun 2017 10:09 PM | Anonymous

    After taking the information from the surveys, the 2017 Mentor Training Groups have been assembled and put together.  Please find the lists HERE, along with some frequently asked questions about them.  If you have further questions, please feel free to contact the Area Directors!

  • 18 May 2017 11:11 AM | Anonymous

    Thanks to all those who have completed the survey so far. We have received surveys from approximately half the registered membership. If you have not yet filled out the survey, please do so as soon as possible. Those who do not do so may not be assigned to a group. These groups, while not associated with assigning, will still be invaluable for training and growth for all officials.

    The survey can be found here: 2017 Group Membership Survey

    A list of frequently asked questions has also been posted here: 2017 Mentor Training Groups

  • 18 May 2017 11:11 AM | Anonymous

    We are starting to get information for a few pre-season scrimmages. You can find details on the Scrimmages page. To sign up, use the registration link on the scrimmage, and contact the person listed in the scrimmage details. You can get a maximum of ONE meeting credit for off-season scrimmages. To get the credit, it must be a Varsity scrimmage, and you must have one person in the group submit a list of officials who participated in the scrimmage. Officials are encouraged to work the JV and Freshman scrimmages as well, however, to get additional snaps in.

  • 18 May 2017 11:09 AM | Anonymous

    From Steve Hall, the 2017 Draw Manager:

    Please make sure that the following is up to date effective June 1, 2017, as assignments will begin to be sorted out.

    1. Blocks in place regarding dates that you cannot work.
    2. Blocks for Conflict of Interest, Schools etc.
    3. Make sure that your Picture has been uploaded into Arbiter. The photo must be a professional looking Head and shoulder shot that is identifiable. Preferably of Just YOU, the official. Make sure they are close up and identifiable, No Action Shots. Think of it as a resume shot for the job of a lifetime.

    The following are examples of what it should look like.


    And an example of one that is not acceptable (not close up):

    If the requested information is not updated by June 1, 2017, you may be in jeopardy of not being assigned to varsity games in the initial draw process.

  • 01 Nov 2016 12:19 PM | Anonymous

    A few questions have been asked about playoffs for the 2016 season. Here are a few answers to the common questions:

    When will I know if I have a playoff assignment? Assignments for a given week's playoff games should be available by the Sunday or Monday prior. For instance, those working the weekend of November 4-5 should have been received the Arbiter notification by October 31. Those working the weekend of November 11-12 should expect the Arbiter notification by November 7.

    How will I receive the notification? Notifications will be done via Arbiter, not by phone. Arbiter typically sends out an email to notify you of a new assignment. Be sure to check that your email information is correct.

    I didn't get a playoff game this week. Should I be concerned? Not necessarily. For the week of November 4-5, the DFOA is only working games from the A-8, 1A and 2A brackets. Playoffs for the 3A, 4A, and 5A brackets begin next week, so officials who didn't work this week still have opportunity to work next week, and possibly the week afterward depending on the "blue level" games the DFOA is allocated.

    Will everyone get a playoff game? It is our hope that we can help all eligible and deserving officials the opportunity to work in the postseason. This may be limited to the overall number of slots we are allocated, coupled with individual blocks. Most "blue" officials will thus probably only receive a single playoff game, though it may be that some get a second. It is important to note, however, that being eligible does not guarantee a post-season assignment.

    Who assigns the playoff games? The DFOA area directors submit a list of names for playoff assignments each week, and state officers with the CFOA/CHSAA will make assignments for individual games using that list. Some of the assignments will consist of DFOA officials only, some will be mixed crews.

    If you have further questions, please send a message to, and we will try and answer them as best we can.

  • 25 Oct 2016 9:43 AM | Anonymous

    A few notes and reminders about playoffs this year.

    1. If you are not one of the "gold" officials, and you have blocks that may prevent you from working certain days, make sure you put those in Arbiter ASAP. It may also help to send an email to with the information (put "Playoff Blocks" or something in the title). Note, though, that blocking too many days could make it difficult to use you in the playoffs.
    2. Many schools in the playoffs are not paying via check anymore, but will be using ArbiterPay. While this isn't new for most of us in the Denver area, as ASO and Jeffco already pay this way, it is important to make sure your ArbiterPay account is set up and ready to go (and linked to your Arbiter account). Double check your accounts in order to prevent any delays or problems.
    3. Make sure you check all your eligibility criteria NOW. Look at your meeting credits to make sure we have them recorded, make sure you have the required number of games, etc. Waiting until playoff assignments are being made may be too late. Don't wait!
    4. It is important to stress that this year, there are fewer playoff games allocated to the DFOA. This is due to a mixture of lower numbers, less playoff games overall (partly due to 5A dropping to a smaller bracket), and the new system the state has set up for assigning deeper-round games. As such, just being eligible does NOT guarantee that an official will get any playoff games. While we would like to make sure every eligible official is able to work in the post-season, this unfortunately may not be possible. We will be doing what we can to try and get playoff games to as many eligible and deserving officials as possible.

    Thanks, and have a great rest of the season (and post-season)!

  • 19 Oct 2016 10:13 AM | Anonymous

    Pat Klein put together a video tribute for Stu, which was shown at the area meeting last night.  For those who missed it, or those who just want to see it again, you can do so here:

  • 17 Oct 2016 10:40 PM | Anonymous

    Information for the services for Stu Bader are as follows:

    Friday, October 21st, 10:30 am

    St Frances Cabrini Church
    6673 W. Chatfield Ave
    Littleton, CO 80128

    A celebration of Stu will be held immediately afterwards in the Church Hall at that location.

    Finally, from 1-4pm will be an Open House at Stu and Yvonne Bader's home:
    4871 S. Everett St
    Littleton, CO 80123

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