Miami Dade Football Officials Association



 (305)  469 – 4751


Dr. Joe Underwood

Discover the Heart of Dade County High School Football

Miami Dade Football Officials Association

Empowering student-athletes through fair play and ethical officiating, we are dedicated to fostering the educational development of high school students in Miami Dade.

Integrity in Officiating

Our officials uphold the highest standards of conduct, ensuring every game is played with fairness and respect.

Educational Development

We contribute to the growth and development of officials, preparing them for success both on and off the field.

Our Mission

Promoting Excellence in High School Football

Miami Dade Football  Officials Association (MDFOA) is committed to the educational development of high school students through the sport of football. We emphasize the importance of ethical standards and conduct for interscholastic officials, ensuring that every game is a learning experience that promotes sportsmanship, discipline, and respect.

Expectations for Officials

Upholding the Standards of the Game

Officials with the MDFOA are expected to master the rules of the game and the mechanics necessary to enforce them impartially. They must exercise their authority in a firm and controlled manner, working cooperatively with state associations. Our officials are dedicated to maintaining the honor and dignity of the profession, interacting with student-athletes, coaches, and the public with the utmost professionalism. They are required to be physically and mentally prepared, punctual, and mindful of their influence on the respect for the profession. Additionally, officials must be aware of the inherent risks of injury in competition and take steps to ensure the safety of all participants.

Upholding Honor and Dignity

Professional Conduct in All Interactions

Miami Dade Football Officials Association, we believe that maintaining honor and dignity in all interactions is paramount. Whether dealing with student-athletes, coaches, administrators, colleagues, or the public, our officials are expected to exhibit the highest levels of integrity. This includes being physically and mentally prepared for every event, dressing appropriately, and conducting oneself with professionalism at all times.

The Importance of Punctuality and Professionalism

Setting Standards Through Conduct

Get Involved with MDFOA

Join us in making a difference in the lives of student-athletes. Explore opportunities to get involved with Miami Dade Football Officials Association. Learn more about our initiatives and how you can contribute to fostering a positive and educational environment for high school sports.