Lancaster, PA Football Officials



Check my Schedule.
Go to The Arbiter and see my schedule.

Position Sheets & Other Documents.
Download position sheets & other Documents.

About our Chapter.
Info about refs, schools and more.

McMillan-Hurst Award.
Information about the award and past winners.

Henner Weaver Sportsmanship Award.
Information about the award and current winner.

Library Items Available.
List of books, videos, and more for check out.

Links to Other FB Sites.
Links to LL League, PIAA, NFHS Web Sites.

Playoff Assignments.
Play off schedule and crews.

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Contact Bill McHale at:

Nick Pergine Football Clinic at Wildwood Crest

The Nick Pergine Football Clinic, 2014 edition, will be held this year at Wildwood Crest, N.J. May 16-18. Nick Pergine's Football Clinic is the longest running clinic for High School Football Officials in the Mid Atlantic Area. Established three decades ago, this clinic has featured the best officials in High School and College football officiating. This years’ guest speakers are Ed Camp, NFL Head Linesman for 14 Years; Jimmy DeBell, NFL Side Judge for 5 Years; George Curry - Head Coach at Berwick High School; PIAA High School Officials Observer TBA.
They will not be mailing the registration forms this year, so you will need to download, print and mail, or your can register online and pay via Credit Card at:

Rule changes Press Release for the 2014 season.
2014 Rule Change press release in PDF format.

Link to the NFHS web Site.

2014 PIAA Officials Convention

August 1st & 2nd, 2014, at the Harrisburg Hilton and Towers, One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA..
Here is a link to the PIAA site for more info: 2014 PIAA Officials' Convention.
We can get a group discount if we have enough attendees.
Download the convention registration form: 2014 Convention Registration Form
New this year: You can register online. Click on the convention link above.

2014 PIAA Officials 100th Anniversary with the Phillies

Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Citizens Bank Park.
Bus available for transportation to game - 47 passengers max. Bus will leave Lancaster (point to be determined) at 3:00 PM and return approximately 10:30 PM. Bus cost is about $19.00 per person.
Game tickets are available in sections 306 & 310 at $22.00 per person. Deadline for reservations is July 23rd, but obviously we don't want to wait that long. You may buy a game ticket with or without bus transportation.
Total estimated cost for game ticket and bus ride = $41.00 per person. Parking at the stadium runs $15.00 if you plan to drive yourself.
Contact Harry Flawd for more info or to reserve a ticket and/or bus seat.
Download a flyer regarding this game: PIAA 100th Anniversary Night with the Phillies.pdf.
Visit this web site for more information:

New officials training classes
Tuesday nights, February 25, March 18 and April 29.

at Rhoads Energy, 624 S. Prince St, Lancaster, PA.
7:00 - 9:00 PM
For information contact: Bill McHale (717) 464-0443

Download a PIAA registration form.
Download the latest Recruiting Brocure in Word format.
Download the latest Recruiting Brocure in PDF format.
Please e-mail Bill McHale with questions/suggestions.

2013-2014 Rules Interpretation Bulletin
The NFHS rules interpretation bulletin is available!
All officials should download this bulletin in preparation for the season.
Click this link to download a copy of the 2013-14_NFHS_FB_Interpretations in PDF Format.

2013 Rules Test
All officials are required to complete a rules test each season.
Each official should download a copy of the 2013 Chapter Rules Exam in PDF format.
Answer the questions and turn in to Bill Bert by Sept. 3, 2013.
Download a copy of the test (PDF format) and the Answer sheet. Place your answers on the answer sheet and e-mail the answer sheet to Bill Bert (requires Excel spreadsheet or equivalent).
If you have questions contact Bill Bert or Dennis Miller.
Click this link to download a copy of the 2013 Football Rules Test in PDF Format.
Click this link to download a copy of the 2013 Answer Sheet in Excel Format.

Playoff Materials
Download the 2013 7-man CFO Power Point Presentation.
Download copies of the Power Point slides in PDF format.

Download the 2013 7 Man Mechanics Matrix document (PDF only).
Download the 2012 CCA Manual.pdf document (PDF only).
Bring these documents with you to the meeting on 7-man mechanics.

Powerpoint Presentations
Download the 7-man Mechanics PowerPoint.

Download the 5 Man Mechanics Powerpoint slide show.
or Download a PDF file of the slides.

Download the Back Judge Powerpoint slide show.
or Download a PDF file of the slides.

Download the 2008 NFHS Rules Interpretation Powerpoint slide show.
or Download a PDF file of the slides.

Download the Post Scrimmage Kick Powerpoint slide show.
or Download a PDF file of the PSK slides.

To view the powerpoint slide show you either need Powerpoint on your computer
or download the free viewer from Microsoft.

Harry Flawd, event coordinator, is seeking input on off-season activities. Possibilities include Hershey Bears games, Barnstormers baseball games, Penn National races, Atlantic City trip. Please e-mail Harry with your thoughts at