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What We Do

We at SLOA believe that football officiating is a vocation that requires on-going training and professional development. With that, we hold regular football meetings and distribute multi-media information to keep our membership sharp and up to date on all areas of Rules, Mechanics, Uniform and all other requirements to be the best officials.

In addtion and for newer officials, we offer our ODP Classes to train you to become a football Official and help you get started quickly!

Spring 2017 ODP

Fall 2017 ODP

What Are the Benefits of ODP

The Football ODP is an "In-season" three year program designed to develop the skills to help newer officials move up the Football Officiating ladder.

  • Program and Curriculum are designed with the newer official development in mind.
  • FODP has Classroom instruction with a defined curriculum taught by State Championship caliber officials.
  • FODP Mentor program utilizes St.Louis Officials Assn. top officials for one on one training and critique.
  • FODP participants are introduced to area assigners for games. We will advise the Assigners that you have joined the FODP program and that if he/she needs to fill vacancies that occur during the season, that they consider using FODP participants. Assigners need football officials now and you will be assigned!

There are many other program benefits, but the bottom line is the FODP program is designed to help you achieve your officiating goals. With that, we are committed to getting you ready and helping you get games.

There is a small charge ($15) to join the FOPD program.

SLOA Membership is required!

Contact FODP Coordinator:

Nick Ackermann

Email: nackermann@yahoo.com -or- Cell: (314) 799-6303

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