Behind The Flag presents the 2nd 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.

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.

Bob Arnone with Get It Right Enterprises will be present for Virtual Simulation training session to improve for 5 person mechanics and NFHS rules knowledge. The Virtual Reality product is used to put the official on a virtual field where an instructor can see what that official is looking at as well as their positioning.

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.

Plus, the NMOA and regional assignors will receive a list of New Mexico Football officials who attend this camp as part of the officials 2021 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.

Officiating is a business, our customer is the high school student athlete and their coaches.

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 13th, 14th, 15th, 2021

Location- Ivan Head Stadium, Santa Fe High School, 2100 Yucca Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

A detailed camp agenda will be sent to registered participants.

Clinicians / Mentors

Abram Anaya, Center Judge, Mountain West Conference

Joseph Martinez, Side Judge, Mountain West Conference

Mike Contreraz, Replay Official, Mountain West Conference 

Victor Sanchez, Field Judge, Conference USA

Aaron Olivares, Back Judge, RMAC

Chris Gardner, Head Lineman, RMAC

Brandon MacEachen, Line Judge, RMAC  

Dennis Barela, Line Judge, RMAC

Ken Adent, Back Judge, RMAC

Colin Martinez, Retired, RMAC

Estevan Baca, Line Judge, LoneStar Conference

Tanner Tixier, Line Judge, LoneStar Conference 

Leonard Longhorn, Umpire, LoneStar Conference

Todd Morris, Field Judge, LoneStar Conference

NMOA Regional Assigners

Stephen Aragon, NMOA Northeast Assigner

David Briseno, NMOA Southeast Assigner

Lenoard Longhorn, NMOA Northwest Assigner

Ken Murphy, NMOA Central Assigner

Mike Rundell, NMOA Southwest Assigner

Tom Beller, Coordinator of New Mexico YAFL Officials

Special Guests

Randy Campbell, Coordinator of Officials, Rocky Mountain Alethic Conference 

Dana Pappas, CAA, New Mexico Commissioner of Officials/ NMAA Deputy Director 

JP Murrieta, NMAA Sports Information Director

Dusty Young, CAA, NMAA Associate Director 

Nate Acosta, Assistant to the Commissioner of Officials

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