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  • LIAFO on Facebook - As an additional resource to our members for announcements, updates, rules discussion, etc. the Association has established a LIAFO page on Facebook that will be available to association members only.  In order to find, search LIAFO and then click on "Join the Group".  Once you have been verified the administrators will approve inclusion in the group.  

    WEBSITE -  Hot News on the Web Site is available for viewing to all.  All other tabs, including Forums and administration require the user to log in. To Login click on the sign in space in the upper right hand corner of the home page.  Once logged in there is an Announcement that includes a link to Instructions how the web site works. If you are unable to login please contact Harry at registration@liafo.org with the nature of your problem (i.e.  forgotten user id or password , which are the most common) and it will be corrected. 

  • NFHS EXAM Availability
    The NFHS Exam dates for Football have been updated.  See the dates and times as listed below.  Even though schools are not playing football until the spring you will still need to take the exam in you intend to officiate in the Spring.  
    ALL tests may be taken multiple times until the deadline.  Please note that the score of the last test submitted will be the one that is recorded as the official score.  

    Tests are available via the the following web page:   https://exams.nfhs.org.  You can use your previously established login or setup a new one

    Note the State is NEW YORK and the Local Association is LIAFO.

    Instructions for login/setup are attached in the link below.

    Test Date Reminders

    Test Dates
    New York 2020 Football Part II
    Mandatory for all officials
    Available From: 09/04/2020 @ 12:00 AM EDT
    Available Until: 09/25/2020 @ 11:59 PM EDT
    All members must take the Part 2 test online in order to
    become certified and eligible to work BOCES games.
    You must also post a score of 85 or higher. You may
    take the test as many times as you like up until the posted
    deadline in order to record your score.
    New York 2020 Football Part I
    Available From: Now
    Available Until: 09/25/2020 @ 11:59 PM EDT
    Currently Available and open until 11:59 PM on 9/25/20.
    New York 2020 Football Mechanics 5-Officials
    Available From: 06/15/2020 @ 12:00 AM EDT
    Available Until: 09/25/2020 @ 11:59 PM EDT
    ALL new candidates and ALL 1st year and 2nd/3rd year
    members that have not taken it yet must also complete.
    Please note that once the deadline has been passed you
    may review each answer of your test.th



  • Training and Education Resources available from Referee Magazine:
    Referee Magazine provides a free weekly review email covering a wide range of topics and sports. The weekly review and other great resources that are available for free including tips, philosophies, pre game, etc.
    The link to register for the weekly review and free guides can be found below. Just register your email, select your choices and they will be delivered direct to your email:
  • Rule Updates for the 2019 Season , including Powerpoint presentations and information pages, are available by clicking the below.  They have also been added as a new topic to the NFHS Rules and Mechanics Forum. (Browse/Forums/NFHS Rules and Mechanics).     

    • 2019 Rules Interpretation Powerpoint Presentation
    • NYSACFO Powerpoint 
    • 40 Second Clock Instruction
    • Ball Person Instrruction
    • Clock Operator Instruction
    • Line to Gain ( Chain Crew) Instruction
    • Ball on Tic Instruction

    It will helpful to review before the Rules Clinics and the season.  

    NYSACFO Powerpoint June 2019 Meeting (6-15-19).pptx 2019_NFHS_Football_Rules_PowerPoint__(8-3-19_PJE).pptx 2019 NYS Football Instructions for Ball Persons.pdf 2019NFHS football-clock-operators.pdf 2019 NFHS Football-line-to-gain Instruction.pdf Ball on the Tic Summary.pdf New 40 Second Play Clock Rule V2.pdf

    Clarification on 2019 Rule Changes.pdf

  • 2020 Membership

    Meeting Dates delayed until

    further notice*

    Unless otherwise noted,

    all meeting times are at

    7:30 PM at Bethpage HS

    Membership Meeting Dates



    2020 Interpretation Clinic


    2020 Alternate Interpretation Clinic


    General Meeting


    General Meeting


    General Meeting


    General Meeting & Nominations


    Annual Meeting & Elections


    Annual  LIAFO Dinner



    Members must attend the 2 mandatory meetings

    Highlighted in RED BOLD and 4 of the 6 remaining

    meetings for a total of 6  meetings attended. 

     * ONLY one of the Clinic meetings need to be attended.

    Please note that some dates May be subject to change

    **The Annual LIAFO Dinner does not count as a Meeting Date.

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