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Welcome to the website of the
Syracuse Chapter of New York State
Certified Football Officials.


If you are interested in officiating High School football and beyond – this is the place to start. This is the perfect time if you would like to start a rewarding avocation of football officiating.

The Syracuse Chapter of the New York State Association of Certified Football Officials services approximately 39 Section 3 schools for modified, freshmen, junior varsity and varsity football. We are one of 3 chapters in Section 3 along with the Mohawk Valley and Watertown Chapters.

What makes this chapter so great are the individuals themselves, who come from all walks of life. This organization consistently ranks among one of the top chapters in New York State in performance and progressive ideas.

But we are not only about officiating football. Chapter members are involved in many charitable activities beyond the football field including the Central New York Chapter of the National Football Foundation which is committed to promoting the virtues of “Scholarship, Citizenship, and Performance” as they apply in everyday life through the game of amateur football. The CNYNFF chapter strives to accomplish its goal of maximizing opportunities for personal growth for all participants through our related community service.

If you are not in the Syracuse area, you can visit the New York State Certified Football Officials website to find the chapter in your area or contact us and we will help you to get to your area chapter.

To all officials, I wish continued success for the 2016 scholastic football season.

Jim Verrette
President, Syracuse Chapter
New York State Certified Football Officials