Summit-Portage Football Officiating Class

Do you want to be a football official? You could be on the field this year, NO prerequisites needed! Classes start July 12th.

I am Brian Bednarczyk, and have been an OHSAA football official for 29 years. In conjunction with the Summit-Portage Football Officials Association and the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA), I am offering a football officiating class, that will be held at the Betty Jane Community Learning Center on 444 Darrow Rd., Akron. I enthusiastically look forward to training you in the requirements for football officiating in Ohio. For more information contact Brian Bednarczyk at (330) 639-8823 or e-mail at [email protected]

[05/18/19]   New officiating class starting July 9th. Tuesday and Thursday
6:30-9:00 PM
Voris CLC
1885 Glenmount Ave., Akron, OH.

1st round of OHSAA Football Championships. Massillon Tigers vs Hoban Knights. No better place to be in Ohio tonight!

[11/14/18]   Going into week 3 of Football Playoffs! Looking forward to Friday's game! Last week was a nail biter with triple overtime. Regional Finals this week. Good luck to all the teams and officiating crews.

Coin toss
Football gods smiling down tonight.

Thanks Youngstown State! Keeping the game out of the mud.

Let the game begin!

Round 1 division 4 Youngstown East vs Girard. Beautiful football night.

[10/27/18]   The season winds down with wind and rain. Hopefully week 10 is not a preview of what is to come! On to the playoffs!

[09/04/18]   Already starting week 3 of the football season. Time flies...
Seeing some of the usual strength teams but maybe some newcomers. As the weeks go on, we'll see.

[08/29/18]   2nd week of High School football in full swing. Most varsity matches Friday evening. Read your rule book. Call the fair game, no one gains an unfair advantage. Leave at the end with everyone healthy, including the officials.

It begins... Vetern officials and new officials getting into the groove. Everybody learning today. Teams and officials. Barberton vs East.

Summit-Portage Football Officiating Class

The officiating class will be coming up soon! More information to be posted shortly if you are interested, please reach out!

[06/05/18]   The officiating class will be coming up soon! More information to be posted shortly if you are interested, please reach out!

Summit-Portage Football Officiating Class

[12/04/17]   A very busy weekend at the Pro Football HOF. 7 great games. A couple months off and then back at it.

[11/06/17]   1st round of Ohio High School football playoffs in the record books. Some expected wins but also some exciting upsets. 112 teams remain. Crew heading to Nordonia High School this week. Number 1 Hoban vs Number 4 Brush. Expecting a great game!

Ohio high school football is heating up! Playoff standings changing every week. Three weeks to go and then playoffs round 1. Finals back in Canton @ Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium (formerly Fawcett Stadium). All games there.

[08/12/17]   1st scrimmage today with class. Got them on the field to use some stuff they've learned in class. Time to apply the what they're learning.

[07/20/17]   4th class tonight. Definitions and uniform.

[07/13/17]   First day night if class last night. 10 students. Already asking great questions and participating.

Summit-Portage Football Officiating Class

Class starts July 11! Still time to sign up and get your supplies from OHSAA.

[06/28/17]   Class starts July 11! Still time to sign up and get your supplies from OHSAA.

Summit-Portage Football Officiating Class

2017 class starting soon! If you're interested in becoming a football referee, call the listed number. Any questions or concerns will be answered for you. You'll get to be on the field this year. Looking forward to hearing from you!

[05/18/17]   2017 class starting soon! If you're interested in becoming a football referee, call the listed number. Any questions or concerns will be answered for you. You'll get to be on the field this year. Looking forward to hearing from you!

[04/13/17]   Finalizing this year's varsity schedule and getting ready for class.

[08/07/16]   3 weeks into class. Mechanics clinic today at Stow, OH high school. Hosted by Summit Portage Football Officials Assn. 4:30pm. Expecting a good turn out.

[06/22/16]   Not much time left to sign up! Need to register at least a week before class begins to receive materials.

[06/07/16]   The first night of class is July 12, 2016
Class starts at 6:30 PM
Class will be held every Tuesday and Thursday through August 22, 2016
Location: Voris Community Learning Center (CLC), 1885 Glenmount Ave., Akron

[06/05/16]   2016 Classes start in July! Will be at one of the CLC's in Akron Ohio. More info follow shortly.

Brian officiating at an Ohio women's league. Very interesting... Football is football!

[12/06/14]   At Ohio High School Football State Finals at Ohio Stadiim in Columbus, OH. Next game at 3pm. Final game at 8. Staying nice and warm in the Huntington Room. Thank you OHSAA!

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Akron St. Vincent/St. Mary vs Akron Archbishop Hoban freshman. Rival week begins.

End of a great football night! Nice job Nordonia and Kenston High Schools.

[08/22/14]   Turned into a great night for football! 72° and no longer humid. Great way to end the night.

Varsity action

Jv getting ready to start. Transfer from 4 to 5 man mechanics.

Waiting on the JV.

Classmates discussing some previous action.

Practicing game day situations with the freshman.

[08/06/14]   Class going great! Need to get the students on the field and let them experience what they're learning in real time. This cool Ohio weather has really helped get you in the mood to hit the field!

[08/01/14]   Reminder: Tomorrow, August 2nd, 9:00am
4th Annual Cleveland Football Officials Assn. Clinic.
Cleveland Brown's Stadium
No charge. Counts as a State meeting and 1(one) local meeting.

[07/14/14]   First class is tomorrow! It's not too late to sign up, you can do it at the class!!

[07/08/14]   Classes start next week!! If you're interested, now is the time to call! 330-639-8823

[07/02/14]   Share the page everyone! The more the merrier! If you wanna know more about the class, just call 330-639-8823, Brian Bednarczyk. He's been an official for 29 years and loves it! His son has also got involved this last year at just 17. It's a great time!!

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Voris Community Learning Center (CLC), 1885 Glenmount Ave., Akron
Akron, OH

General information

The prospective sports official will receive classroom instruction on the playing rules and mechanics (where to stand, signals and where to look) of the sport. Class sessions will be dedicated to the relationship of the OHSAA and officials, how to deal with emotionally charged situations, how to get games, where to purchase uniforms and equipment, where to find a local officials association and all related information to provide each prospective official with an opportunity for success. Classroom learning will be reinforced through on-field scrimmage participation. The goal of each instructor is to provide every student with enough knowledge and proficiency to be successful at the entry level in sports officiating.
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