NEXT SICOA MEETING
To be announced 2014
Florida Spring Youth Football League
FSYFL has announced John Lavin as the FSYFOA Supervisor of Officials. He will be responsilbe for the Regional Crew Chiefs across the state of Florida, who in turn will oversee the referee crews in their specific regions.
FSYFL is now accepting registrations for all SICOA officials. Officials who are interest are required to submit their registration forms along with a $10 registration fee and mailed directly to John Lavin, FYSFL Supervisor of Officials, 1994 Spruce Creek Circle, North Port Orange, Florida 32128
For more information, visit www.fsyfl.com to review official requirements. Click here to complete the registration form to submit prior to the deadline. Please continue to monitor all information regarding training and certification.
Background Screening Cards
The 2013 Legislative Session made changes to the Jessica Lunsford Act (Florida Statute 1012.467). This change will significantly impact the manner in which the District permits vendors on School Board Property. These changes will take effect on October 15, 2013. You are strongly encouraged to visit the link below to become familiar with these new requirements.
Click on the links for the Jessica Lundsford Act and the Technical Assistance Paper to review the new requirements to receive the Background Screening Cards.
2013 SICOA ON-LINE
Registration Fee Is $50 annually
Debit & Credit Cards Accepted
Registration after July 1st incurs a $10 late fee
To The SICOA Officials That Attended & Participated
At This Year's FHSAA Field Clinic That SICOA Co-
Hosted With The Collier Officials Group. Over 110
Officials Participated May 17th & 18th in Naples.
SICOA Plans To Co-Host With The COG in Tampa in 2017.
2012 FCAPPS State
12-2-12 at St. Petersburg Catholic High School
Ft. Myers Canterbury vs. Clearwater Academy
Pictured with FCAPPS Commissioner Chuck Howard
Crew: Skinner, Turner, Gianfransesco,
D. Price, J.D. Price, Meador
Chain Crew: Cardwell, Zugras, Zannone
On The Line!
SICOA Back Judge Troy Edwards Signals 6
As A Naples High Receiver Catches A TD Pass
On 8-24-12 vs. Hialeah High School
Breeding Success By
WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA’S PREMIER OFFICIATING ASSOCIATION!
The Southern Independent
Conference Officials Association, Inc. (SICOA), is a non-profit
organization established to assign its members as officials
and promote the game of football at the recreation, middle
school, high school, collegiate and minor league levels throughout
the Tampa Bay area and state wide. Our roster of officials
exceeds 140 with twenty one full time crews. We welcome annually
brand new applicants as well as transfer officials who have
either moved into the area or have joined us by referral.
Although our members receive a fee for their services, our
main function is the training of football officials in the
implementation of the mechanics and rules of the game as set
forth by the governing bodies, including the National Federation
of State High School Associations (NFHS)
and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). SICOA
is a proud sanctioned member of the Florida High School Athletic
Association (FHSAA), headquartered
in Gainesville, Florida and both the NCAA
and Clock Operators Wanted
SICOA is continually seeking new members to join our organization.
We seek individuals, male or female, who have reached
the age of 16 and have a desire to be a part of the most exciting
and popular scholastic game in America. This participation
can be in the form of on-field officials or electric clock
operators. Experience is NOT a requirement. We have a highly
successful training program that covers every aspect of the
game of football. If you have the time to commit, we have
the resources to teach and develop you as a football official.
Training information and application forms are available on
this website . Go to "Be A New Member" link from the main menu of this site. To get immediate consideration, click on the
"Join SICOA" flashing icon at the top of this page
and complete the on-line questionaire
Pro-Ref Sportswear is the
Official Supplier For
They are located in Temple Terrace
Contact Jim Orr at 866-776-7335
They carry SICOA logo caps
DEVILISH WAY TO WIN"
One day the devil called up St. Peter and
challenged him to a football game.
"Okay," St. Peter said, "But you know
we have all the great players and coaches up here in Heaven."
"You'll lose anyway," the devil said.
"Don't be foolish," St. Peter replied. "We're
sure to win. Why we have Jim Thorpe, Pop Warner, Vince Lombardi,
Lyle Alzado, Johnny Unitas, Walter Payton, and Knute
"I know," the devil interrupted, "But
we have all the referees!
Questions about officials insurance?
American Specialty Insurance
2013 Registration Opens July 1st
Officials registration for the 2013 school season will begin
on July 1st. No major technical issues to report with the online
registration, which is great news and paper application forms
are still available for those not-so-savvy computer folks. Keep
in mind that paper applications will incur a $20.00 processing
fee, so please take advantage of the reduced application fee online
Officials that register with the FHSAA and list SICOA as their
primary association will receive their 2013 NFHS rule & case
books as well as all other FHSAA materials at the
July 23rd meeting at Hillsborough Baptist School.
2013 Registration Fee: $44.00
2013 Student Officials Registration Fee: $10.00
Applications for registration received after the
incur a $10.00 late fee.
Exception : New officials WILL NOT be assessed a late fee.
Officials will NOT be able to take the 2013 rules
1. They have not registered with SICOA
2. They have not registered with the FHSAA
3. They have outstanding fees or fines owed to the
FHSAA in any sport in which they officiate.
4. They have not cleared the required Level II
5. They are currently suspended or in "bad standing"
with any FHSAA sanctioned officials association
in any sport.
and weather safety information
Find out about how lightning impacts all those at
and what you can do to
prevent injuries. (6/23 )
here for the Power Point presentation
Clinic dates and times
LINK TO FIELD CLINICS
SICOA CREW CHIEFS
HIT THE BOOKS
& THE FIELD
At The Annual White Hat
Workshop in Ruskin
CLASSIC PHOTOS, MAGAZINE COVERS
& RULE BOOKS FROM WAY BACK
CLASSIC WILSON SPORTING GOODS AD