If you are an experienced official looking to transfer to the EMAIFO there is a Transfer Application to fill out and send for our review. Before applying for transfer check out the schools we service to be sure we are the right association for you. If we are not the correct association due to location, you can contact the Secretary or the Links Page under the Rules and Training Tab for other football officials groups.


Each year the EMAIFO holds a class for those who wish to become a football official. If you are new to officiating and live South of Boston, the EMAIFO is probably the right group for you to join. The schools we service include schools south of Greater Boston, the South Shore, South Coast and Cape Cod. For information on how to enroll in the candidates class please contact the Secretary.

Please check out the Candidates Tab for more information. The VP/Class Instructor, Chris Burgess provides details regarding class instruction there. Chris’s contact information is also located on the Candidates Tab.

What should you expect from officiating football:

  • You will learn the NFHS Football Rules
  • You’ll find great camaraderie among the football officials (we are the 3rd team on the field)
  • Expert Instruction from experienced High School and College officials done in a very professional manner.
  • Mechanics knowledge (positioning and procedures) are just as important as the rules knowledge
  • Good exercise officiating the game you love.

“The Easiest call you will ever make.”