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Old Tue Nov 18, 2003, 11:47am
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If anyone out there has information on how to apply or inquire about becoming an official for the Arena Football League 2, please let me know.
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Old Wed Nov 19, 2003, 08:59am
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arenafootball2 address

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20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1231
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ATTN: Mike Durst

email is: [email protected]

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Old Wed Nov 19, 2003, 10:34am
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I'd contact the NFL as well. The usually assign a good number of official to this league with the intent of helping them along.
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Old Wed Nov 19, 2003, 10:41am
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Anyone know the best way to reach the NFL officials people? These officials/referee websites are AWFUL about that stuff. You'd think they'd have lists of all the contacts here.

In fact, just catching on with a local association is no easy task. It's almost harder to find out how to become an official than anything else.
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Old Wed Nov 19, 2003, 11:01am
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Re: nfl?

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Anyone know the best way to reach the NFL officials people? These officials/referee websites are AWFUL about that stuff. You'd think they'd have lists of all the contacts here.

In fact, just catching on with a local association is no easy task. It's almost harder to find out how to become an official than anything else.
National Football League
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New York, NY 10022-0121

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Old Sat Dec 13, 2003, 07:20am
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Re: nfl?

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Anyone know the best way to reach the NFL officials people? These officials/referee websites are AWFUL about that stuff. You'd think they'd have lists of all the contacts here.

In fact, just catching on with a local association is no easy task. It's almost harder to find out how to become an official than anything else.
The address for applying for an NFL Officials job is...NFL Officiating, 280 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017. There are certain pre-requisites that must be met first. Go to the help section of NFL.com and you will find the answer you seek.
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Old Sat Dec 13, 2003, 12:34pm
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EDIT: I found it -> http://www.nfl.com/help

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Old Wed Jan 21, 2004, 09:08am
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The football officials camps at the University of Nevada Reno and UCLA always have supervisors from the Arena Football League (AFL) and the NFL explain the recruitment process. The AFL is basically a minor league for football officials to use to progress to the NFL. Mike Pereira spoke at last years camp in Reno. Attending one of these camps (or one of the others around the nation) are excellent opportunities to meet NFL, D1, AFL officials and supervisors and to learn what it takes to progress to that level.
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Old Sun Feb 08, 2004, 12:45pm
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camps?

Anyone know the best way to get in touch with these camps and possible attend? I'm such a rookie to these things, so pardon the endless stream of neophyte questions.
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Old Sun Feb 08, 2004, 03:08pm
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Re: camps?

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Anyone know the best way to get in touch with these camps and possible attend? I'm such a rookie to these things, so pardon the endless stream of neophyte questions.
I attended this camp last year and its pretty much what it advertises. Especially good for guys who want to move up and need to “network”.
http://www.refereecamp.ucla.edu/

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Old Sun Feb 22, 2004, 02:02pm
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Post UCLA CAMP

Can anyone attend even a newbie? Whats your thoughts to one attending?
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Old Sun Feb 22, 2004, 05:06pm
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Can anyone attend even a newbie? Whats your thoughts to one attending?
Yes, anyone can attend. Out of the 90+ officials attending we had “Rookies” to “Grizzled Old Timers.” I guess I could be best described as a “Grizzled Old Time Rookie” LOL. Anyway, as a second year guy I learned a great deal at this camp. The mechanic training was invaluable and because of it I was afforded the opportunity to work semi-pro ball when a vacancy opened up last year. They gave us plenty of opportunity to “Network” with supervising officials from the NFL, NCAA and AFL2 leagues. This “Networking is a must if one has plans of moving up to these levels.
The big plus for me was working with players and officials way above any level I will never attain. Kind of like a “Fantasy Officials Camp” for old guys. So my thoughts are to GO FOR IT!



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