New Officials Guide

Welcome to the North Alabama Football Officials Association.

1.        If you have not yet done so, register on our website at www.nafoa.net

a.       Click on the Getting Started tab

b.      The subsequent screen will include a Membership Application.  Click on that and complete the .pdf form

c.       If you are already registered with AHSAA as an official, be sure to include your official’s number

d.      Hit the submit button on the top right

e.      That will add you onto our contact list for notifications and announcements


2.       If you have not yet done so, register also with the Alabama High School Athletics Association (AHSAA) at www.ahsaamembers.com

a.       Follow instructions

b.      Select Football

c.       Select “North Alabama FBOA” as the Association

d.      You will be assigned a temporary official number; a permanent number will be assigned when your dues are processed


3.       Already have an AHSAA Official Number?

a.       Log in to the member site

b.      Click on “Join Another Sport/Association”

c.       Select Football and North Alabama FBOA as the Association.  You should see a screen then that says FB801.


4.       www.arbitersports.com is the online site that is used to assign all games and keep track of payments. You will receive a welcome email from arbiter. You must accept the email and follow the instructions on the arbiter website in order to self assign middle school and Huntsville City Park and Recreation games.  Input all your personal information in the system. If you have any questions, contact Will Rasely at wrasely@yahoo.com or 256-653-2751.


5.       We begin our meetings the first Sunday after the 4th of July.  Watch for announcements on time and location.  It is preferred you pay your dues ($76) when you attend your first meeting so you will receive your books.


6.       If you plan on purchasing uniforms prior to our meetings, contact Bob Arnone at 256-763-1796 for guidance.