Welcome to the Capital Area Football Officials website. This website is dedicated to providing the best possible officiating for high school football in the Mid Penn Conference.
Our mission is to provide the best possible high school football officials in the state of Pennsylvania. We promote sportsmanship and professionalism at all times. It is our goal to promote officiating, recruiting new members interested in officiating, educate these officials, and train them to officiate at the highest possible level.
The Capital Area Football Officials Association continues to be in need of quality individuals to become football officials. Potential officials will be provided quality training and mentorship to help one achieve their goals as an officials. Please click here: Become An Official
Summer Training Sessions
@ssimmers -Photo Credit
On July 17, a beautiful summer day, 10 new officials gathered at the Steel-High 7v7 tournament to learn the tricks of the trade. Along with the the new officials, 10 veteran officials came out to help mentor new officials.
2021 Season Meeting Dates/Locations
The 2021 Chapter Meeting Dates and Locations can be found by clicking: Dates/Locations
Please be aware of the new meeting location. We will be meeting at Mechanicsburg HS at the beginning of the season. The Mandatory Rules meeting will be August 5th
Salute to High School Football Officials in Central Pa.
Georgia Athletic Officials Association
Zoom Meeting Brings 5 NCAA D1 Refs to the Capitol Area Chapter of PIAA Football Officials
The CACPFO was fortunate to have 5 seasoned NCAA Division One Officials participate in a Zoom meeting with our chapter on 5/6. Jerry Hocker, our current District 3 Assignor and NCAA Division One ACC Side Judge, reached out to several of his colleagues to discuss a variety of topics. All 5 officials shared tips, experiences and advice that will help each individual and our chapter as a whole.
Dan Capron- Referee Big 10-Retired 2019
2017 National Championship Game (Georgia vs. Alabama)
2016 Big Ten Conference Championship Game
Jeff Heaser-Referee ACC
2015 ACC Conference Championship Game
2018 Rose Bowl (Oklahoma - Georgia) - National Semi Final
Duane Heydt-Referee ACC
2017 Rose Bowl (PSU -USC)
2018 Orange Bowl (Alabama - Oklahoma) - National Semi Final
John O'Neil-Referee Big 10
Big Ten Conference Championship Game
2014 BCS Championship Game ( Florida State vs Auburn)
Reggie Smith- Referee Big 10
Big 12 Just transferred to Big Ten
Big 12 Conference Championship Game
2016 Rose Bowl (Iowa vs Stanford)
CAFOA's Youth Football and Non-PIAA ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
In an effort to address the growing trend of behaviors at youth football games, the CAFOA has adopted the following Zero Tolerance Policy for Fans and Coaches. Click on logo for a copy of the Policy.
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