Klamath Falls Football Officials Association provides qualified officials for youth football leagues and OSAA-sanctioned football contests in Klamath County and Lakeview, Oregon. Our objective on the field is to ensure the game is played safely and fairly.
WE ARE REGULAR PEOPLE
Football officials are just like anyone else - we are lawyers, soldiers, project managers, accountants, business owners, teachers, and even retirees. We invest time and resources above and beyond our vocations to make sure young student-athletes have a positive experience.
Our avocation (officiating) is more than a hobby - it takes time, practice and dedication to become a good official.
WE ENJOY WHAT WE DO
People become officials for many different reasons:
To "give back" to a sport they love
To get some extra exercise
To support student-athletes' participation
To enjoy fellowship with others, and to make friends
To earn some extra money
These are just some of the reasons we do what we do. There is certainly money to be made officiating, but that's a pretty small reason many of us are in this - for a variety of reasons, we simply enjoy getting out on the field.
Many officials who work a single sport find themselves interested in doing more to promote the avocation of officiating. For most, that means picking up another sport ... or two. For others, they become interested in association leadership positions, either locally, regionally or at the state level.
Qualified officiating requires effective leadership in local and state associations, and it also requires adequate training. Many of us find ourselves trying to fulfill roles in these areas to make sure there are enough qualified officials for many more years to come.