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2013 Rule Book

Official's Hand Signals

Manual that demonstrates all the Official's hand signals.

The NFL Officiating Academy Guide is a proven and successful road map for officials of all levels to achieve their goals. This Guide will get you started with important information about who to contact and how to improve with steps for career development and success.

Officials are often asked, “How did you get started with officiating?” In most cases, another official encourages or helps someone get started as an official. Athletic directors or coaches can assist by supplying the contact information for their leagues’ assignment person.
A veteran official can guide a beginner through the registration process with introductions to local, state and national associations. New officials need to be informed of fees, equipment costs, and time commitments before they begin the journey of becoming an official.