Welcome to the 2019 Football Season

Welcome Back My Fellow Officials,

I would like to welcome everyone back for another exciting year of high school football. This is a huge honor for me to be serving as this year’s President of the San Fernando Valley Football Unit. I hope everyone is well and in good health to make it to another year.

I would like to introduce the Board of Directors for the 2019 season:

President: John Brown
Vice President: Mark Hayes
Secretary/Treasurer: Larry Obar
Instructional Chair: Steven Strimling
Assistant IC: Jim Atkinson
Assigner: Kirk West
Members At Large: Joe Twiddy, Mark Millsom, Bob Klobuchar
Past President: Kent Jacobsen

I want to let everyone know that the board is working very hard this year for its members. We are currently trying to update our website so that we may recruit new members for the unit. With that being said, we are asking members to spread the word out. “Recruit, Recruit!” I will also be sending out information and dates on symposiums for all positions and a 7-person mechanics class. We’ll also be inviting Steve Coover out to attend a meeting going over film and talking with everyone about working playoffs and State games. I will have all information for you at the summer meeting on July 9th, 2019.

Thanks,
John Brown
President SFV Football Unit

2019 SFV Unit Meeting Dates

July 9: Summer Meeting
Date TBD: 1st & 2nd Year Members Scrimmage
August 10: Clinic Meeting
August 27: General Meeting
September 10: General Meeting
September 24: General Meeting
October 8: General Meeting
October 16: Make-up Meeting

Meeting Locations are still to be determined.

Note: In order to be qualified, all members are required to:

  • Attend at least six meetings
  • Pass the Summer Study Guide Exam with a score of 80% or better
  • Pass the Classification Exam with a score of 80% or better

S.O.S. Training Dates and Times

As of now, all dates are by Alemany football field classroom, near the coaches’ trailer. All on-field practices will be at the softball field, which is behind the scoreboard side of the football field.

July 23 (Tuesday), 6-8 pm: Classroom chalk talk
July 25 (Thursday), 4-6:30 pm: Softball field practice, teams in helmets only, followed by chalk talk
July 30 (Tuesday), 4-6:30 pm: Teams are in full pads on softball field, followed by chalk talk
August 1 (Thursday), 4-6:30 pm:
On softball field, followed by chalk talk
August 2 (Friday), 4-6:30 pm:
On softball field, followed by chalk talk
August 5 (Monday), 4-6:30 pm:
On softball field, followed by chalk talk
August 7 (Wednesday), 4-6:30 pm:
On softball field, followed by chalk talk
August 9 (Friday), 4-6:30 pm:
On softball field, followed by chalk talk
August 13 (Tuesday), 4-6:30 pm:
On softball field, followed by chalk talk

A Bit About Us

SFV Football Unit has been providing the San Fernando Valley competitive and recreational leagues and tournaments with a consistently high level of officiating for over forty years. Our officials are trained, certified, and assessed on their abilities to provide safe, fair, and enjoyable competitive experiences for players, coaches, and fans.

Contact Us

For any official football unit information, please contact Larry Obar:
Phone: 818-353-5773 Email: larobar@earthlink.net​
For site information, please contact Joe Twiddy at jptwiddy@gmail.com