Officials for Tualatin Valley Youth Football, of which Clackamas Youth Football is a member, are primarily High School aged kids from the community.  They under go extensive training and testing through the Portland Football Officials Association (PFOA), and receive over 16 hours of education in their first season before taking the field.  They are also graded by coaches for each game, and quized periodically throughout the season. 

Each club is responsible for staffing officials for their home games.  In Clackamas, only 3 of the 8 officials are in their first year, meaning that most of them have over 32 hours of education and at least a full season under their belt.

So remember, they will not see every call, youth rules differ from high school, college and the pros, rules change every year, and most importantly, they are kids from our community, so cheer them on, their mom may be sitting next to you in the stands!

 For Fun, take the Official's Test HERE

About the Portland Football Officials Association

All football officials in the state of Oregon are assigned through local official's associations which are certified and regulated by the state governing body which is known as the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA).

The PFOA is the largest association in the state and serves a total of 55 High School and 21 Middle School programs and numerous youth games. Games range as far east as Hood River and as far west as Tillamook.

The association has approximately 200 members and its activities are governed by an elected board. All games are assigned by the commissioner, Bob Wellnitz All assignments are made at the sole direction of the commissioner.

For information on becoming a Referee for Clackamas Youth Football, contact Jeff Crowther.