News


September 25th, 2017 (General Meeting)


August 7th, 2017 (Notes)

  • The online rules exam must now be completed at exams.nfhs.org.
    • Officials must first create an account by clicking on the “Register” button in the top right hand corner.
    • Create a username, enter personal information, and then enter “WDFOA” as the local association name.
  • A maximum of 5 attempts are allowed to complete the 100 question exam.
    • Officials must score a 75 to be eligible to work regular season assignments.
    • Officials must score an 85 to be eligible to work playoff assignments.
  • The exam is available through September 1st, 2017.

August 7th, 2017 (State Rules Clinic)

  • When: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Where: Montgomery Blair High School
  • Agenda
    • 5:30  –  6:20 pm  :  Fun Run
    • 6:45  –  7:00 pm  : News and notes from the Commissioner
    • 7:00  –  8:00 pm  :  State Rules Clinic presented by Bill Witte
    • 8:00  –  8:35 pm  :  Business Meeting, closing remarks, distribution of rule books

July 12th, 2017 (Notes)

  • Fingerprinting
    • A few other counties now require fingerprinting to officiate athletic events. The easiest way to complete this requirement is through PGCPS fingerprinting detailed previously.
    • Please send a copy of your receipt/documentation to Al Ferraro at amrowl@verizon.net and keep a copy for your records.
    • If you have this fulfilled via a clearance for work, please send the proper documentation to Al Ferraro at amrowl@verizon.net.

July 10th, 2017 (Training)

  • Starting Monday July 10th and running for six consecutive weeks, there will be rules and mechanics sessions for new officials. New officials can attend sessions at any location.
  • Any questions can be directed to WDFOA’s Training Coordinator Marty Alexa.
    • 301 – 236 – 5944
    • martyelf@aol.com

April 4th, 2017 (Notes)

  • Fingerprinting – DC Public Schools
    • All officials that wish to work games in DC this year must complete a background check and/or be fingerprinted by DCPS.
    • Contact Al Ferraro for more information.
    • Please send a copy of your receipt/documentation to Al Ferraro at amrowl@verizon.net and keep a copy for your records.
    • If you have this fulfilled via a clearance for work, please send the proper documentation to Al Ferraro at amrowl@verizon.net.

 

  • Fingerprinting – Prince George’s County Public Schools
    • All officials that wish to work games in Prince George’s County this year must complete a background check and/or be fingerprinted by PGCPS.
    • The cost is $56.57 for Fingerprint/Background Check (good for life), or $7.00 for Commercial Background Check (good for 1 year). These options can be completed at the address listed below.
    • Officials can also complete Online Commercial Background Check (good for 1 year) for $7.26.
      • This option requires officials to first create a MySchoolBucks account, with PGCPS selected as the district. After email verification, click on the orange “Browse All Items” link in the PGCPS School Store. Then click on the checkbox on the left side of the page that reads “Commercial Background Disclosure Statement” and follow the instructions to complete the application.
    • Please send a copy of your receipt/documentation to Al Ferraro at amrowl@verizon.net and keep a copy for your records.
    • If you have this fulfilled via a clearance for work, please send the proper documentation to Al Ferraro at amrowl@verizon.net.
    • Fingerprinting can be completed at the address listed below:

Sasscer Administration Building

14201 School Lane, Room 128

Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

**Hours of operation are 8:00 am – 3:45 pm, Monday through Friday**


April 3rd, 2017 (Business Meeting)


November 28th, 2016 (Business Meeting)


October 17th, 2016 (Business Meeting)


September 19th, 2016 (Mechanics Meeting)


August 15th, 2016 (Notes)

  • The online rules test needs to be completed during the period of 8/15 – 9/7.
  • The test can be completed in multiple sessions.

August 14th, 2016 (State Rules Clinic)

  • When: 12:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Where: Bishop McNamara High School
  • Agenda
    • 12:00  –  1:15 pm  :  News and notes from the Commissioner
    • 1:15  –  2:30 pm  :  Lunch provided by WDFOA
    • 2:30  –  3:30 pm  :  State Rules Clinic presented by Bill Witte
    • 3:30  –  4:00 pm  :  Business Meeting and closing remarks

July 11th, 2016 (Training)

  • Starting Monday July 11th and running for six consecutive weeks, there will be rules and mechanics sessions for new officials. New officials can attend sessions at any location.
  • Any questions can be directed to WDFOA’s Training Coordinator Marty Alexa.
    • 301 – 236 – 5944
    • martyelf@aol.com

May 23rd, 2016 (Mechanics Meeting)


April 11th, 2016 (Business Meeting)


January 20th, 2016 (Notes)

  • Al Ferraro re-elected as Commissioner.
  • Jack Kravitz re-elected as Assistant Commissioner.
  • Geo-Di Tolbert re-elected as President.
  • Mark Elie re-elected as Vice President.
  • Ricardo Green re-elected as Secretary.
  • Pat Kepp and Chris Marsico elected as Directors.

January 19th, 2016 (Elections Meeting)

  • When: 7:00 pm
  • Where: High Point High School
  • Notes: WDFOA elections for the position of Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, President, Vice President, Secretary, and two Director positions.

December 2nd, 2015 (Notes)

  • Future topics that need to be discussed include possibly bringing back the “all-day” clinic, more on-field training for Probationary officials, having paid WDFOA observers at games, reviewing the WDFOA Constitution every year, and keeping members better informed of upcoming events/meetings.
  • The training and rules/mechanics committees are always welcome to new ideas.
  • Details regarding the re-vote will be sent out within the week.

November 30th, 2015 (Business Meeting)

  • When: 7:00 pm
  • Where: High Point High School
  • Notes: End of season report, update from the Treasurer, election of WDFOA positions.

October 19th, 2015 (Business Meeting)

  • When: 7:00 pm
  • Where: High Point High School
  • Notes: Season updates, guest speaker Donna Wilkinson sharing info about health/body care.