BEHIND THE FLAG CAMP AUGUST 11-13, 2022; A DreamBIG Event!

Behind The Flag presents the 3rd Annual NFHS New Mexico High School Football Officials Camp (5 person mechanics). The camp will be conducted by and taught by current Division I and Division II Football Officials actively officiating in the Mountain West Conference, Conference USA, Rocky Mountain (RMAC) Conference, and LoneStar Conference. Officiating is a business, our customer is the high school student athlete and their coaches.

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The camp will cover crew video break down, NMOA officiating philosophy, NFHS crew rules quiz, mechanics, and on-field games evaluations. Each crew will be assigned a college official as a crew mentor.

The camp is a NMOA sanctioned camp for NMOA Football Officials and meets the requirements for post-season eligibility as governed by the NMOA By-Laws. Additionally, Several NMOA Regional Assignors will be present during the camp.

The NMOA will receive a list of New Mexico Football officials who attend this camp as part of the officials 2022 training. The camp participants will receive a NMOA evaluation for their personal improvement plan. Each camp participant will receive a camp gift (Football Swag), and are expected to ask questions, network with other officials, and have fun.

With the support and mentorship of our clinicians, several New Mexico High School Football Officials have been promoted into the RMAC, LoneStar, and EAIFO Conferences to officiate at the NAIA, Junior College, Division III, and Division II levels.

Dates – August 11th, 12th, 13th, 2022

Location– Ivan Head Stadium, 2100 Yucca St, Santa Fe, New Mexico

A detailed camp agenda will be sent to registered participants.

Clinicians / Mentors

Abram Anaya, Center Judge, BIG12

Joseph Martinez, Side Judge, BIG12

Mike Contreraz, Replay Official, Mountain West Conference 

Victor Sanchez, Field Judge, Conference USA

Leonard Longhorn, Umpire, Western Athletic Conference

Aaron Olivares, Back Judge, RMAC  

Dennis Barela, Line Judge, RMAC

Ken Adent, Back Judge, RMAC

Estevan Baca, Line Judge, LoneStar Conference

Todd Morris, Field Judge, LoneStar Conference

Special Guests

Randy Campbell, Coordinator of Officials, Rocky Mountain Alethic Conference

Tim Crowley, Coordinator of Officials, LoneStar Conference

Dana Pappas, NFHS Director of Officiating Services

Dusty Young, NMAA Associate Director  

Zac Stevenson, New Mexico Commissioner of Officials

JP Murrieta, NMAA Sports Information Director

Dillon Metzgar, Assistant to the Commissioner of Officials

Bob Arnone, Get It Right Enterprises, Huntsville Alabama Football Officials Association Back Judge 



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Behind The Flag August 2022 Camp