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Football – North American

Referees and Umpires

Football North American image 1Football, North American style. Referees and Umpires in the Gridiron style of North American football are all placed in this collection. Everything from the fun of high school sports to the excitement of the pros and their Super Bowls and Grey Cups.


American Football

American Football Associations
NFL Website
NCAA Website
USA Football

American Football Rules
NCAA Football Rules has links to pdf
NFL Football Rules also has link to pdf
NFL Beginners Guide to Football
NFL Signals

Canadian Football

Football Associations
Canadian Football League Website
Football Canada Website

Canadian Football Rules
CFL Rules pdf
Football Canada Rules

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Whether it is the big names you recognize from your weekend football diet of chips and television, or it is the friends, family and local sports fans from the neighbourhood you saw down at the field on Tuesday, if they blow whistles for football games in North America, they will be in this collection.

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Football North American image 2A Little History

North American Football started up in both Canada and the USA in the 1860’s. Using a blend of rules from Association Football and Rugby, both countries have created very similar but unique games. Despite their similarities and differences, one thing football fans can agree on, on both sides of the border, is that football is a very exciting sport. Teams of officials including referees, umpires, linesmen and judges are all needed to keep order. It is so important to have enough officials at the junior levels so our future superstars have somewhere to spark a dream. Ambitious officials often spark their own dreams at the junior levels as well.

There are over 100 pages of referees and umpires across the website, highlighting dozens of sports. The site was created using over 10,000 Twitter posts and retweets. Plus, we added hundreds of links, videos and podcasts from around the world. Providing easy access to education, entertainment and important information to sports officials of all stripes. Thanks for visiting today. We hope to see you again! Have an excellent day!

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CFL 101 Collection
NCAA 101 Collection
High School Sports 101 Collection

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