Welcome to GCCOA Football Site


The GCCOA Football Site contains an extensive collection of high school football officiating collateral to assist our officials in getting started, improve and stay current with the art of football officiating. This includes the latest in positioning, mechanics, and rules as well as videos demonstrating proper mechanics and positioning.

08/17: We will be adding content throughout the season to build up the Football site to meet the above stated objective of this site.




Posted: 08/31/2015: GCCOA 2015 Football Playoff Nomination Results
GCCOA 2015 Playoff Nomination Ballot Results

GCCOA Football Meeting Agendas - General meeting covering all of the Football meetings: Click 2015 GCCOA Football Meeting Agenda
Online Rules Meeting for Football is now available from July 27 - September 17, 2015. You should have received an email from MHSAA providing valuable information regarding the Online Rules Meeting.

It is mandatory for officials to attend rules meetings in person or online if they wish to be considered for tournament play. Officials who are extended invitations to officiate MHSAA Tournament contests in football shall be members in good standing of GCCOA.

The MHSAA Football online exam NOW available. Click to download 2015-16 Football Officials Exam for Postseason Tournament Consideration

2015 Football Rules Changes
RULES CHANGES - Each year the NFHS Football Rules Committee considers many items which are submitted as potential changes or revisions. The items which were approved by the NFHS Board of Directors can be found not only under the Football Documents located right side of the page but also clicking the link.

2015 POINTS OF EMPHASIS



Football Documents


2015 Football Preseason Guide
2013 Football Preseason Guide

MHSAA Football Mechanics Manual
NFHS Football Position Card
2015 NFHS Officials Signals Chart
2015 Line-to-Gain & Timers Instructions

2015 Rule 10 Refresher
2015 NFHS Rule Changes
2015 NFHS Rules Comments
2015 NFHS Rules Changes Inside Cover
2015 NFHS Points of Emphasis

GCCOA 2013 Officials Pre Game
Handling Objections
David Leyton Penalty Administration 2013
GCCOA Football Officiating Philosophy

NFHS 8-player Officials Mechanics Manual
NFHS 8 & 9 Player Rules Differences

Phil Long Assignor's Web Site