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“CALLING ALL FOOTBALL OFFICIALS: Get It Right is partnering with the  New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) and New Mexico Officials Association  to provide a FREE 10 week virtual training course to tackle the new 2020 rules. There are limited spots available, so make sure you sign up ASAP! Click here for more info and to sign up: https://mailchi.mp/4b8b996d00a3/webinar-training

For football officials, on-field success depends on preparation. While fans see officials only on game days, we know that much more happens away from the field.

Before the season even begins, officials dedicate hours of their time to nailing down new rules, perfecting their mechanics for their positions and boosting their physical fitness. During the season, the final whistle of a game marks the beginning of preparation for the next week. 

It’s our responsibility and duty to be at the top of our game in order to keep the players safe and ensure fair play. Don’t let obstacles stand in the way of your training. Let’s get this season right. No excuses. 

We teamed up with the New Mexico Activities Association and New Mexico Officials Association to offer this FREE 10 week officiating course so our fellow officials can tackle their 2020 training despite social distancing. We’ll use Get It Right 3D simulations to teach you the rules and mechanics in a way that’s more innovative and safer than ever before. 

Join our series of webinar trainings utilizing 3D simulations of the rule book to nail down the new 2020 rules and make sure you’re at the top of your game this season. 

What do NFL referees Land Clark, Tony Corrente, Scott Novak and Brad Rogers have in common with major league umpires Doug Eddings and Mike Everitt?

All of them have donated their time to give webinar talks to New Mexico high school officials.

“It really has caught like wildfire,” said Dana Pappas, the commissioner of officials for the New Mexico Activities Association.

Pappas said two of the state’s central region football officials, Ken Adent and Dennis Barela, began putting together an occasional webinar session, including one headlined by Albuquerque’s Clark, the NFL’s newest white hat for the 2020 season.

Since then, those two, plus Pappas at the NMAA, have been staging regular webinars with officials at the highest level of sports.

Corrente, one of the NFL’s longest-tenured referees, was one of the recent guests, as was Sarah Thomas, the NFL’s only female official.

On Thursday, Eddings, who is from Las Cruces, is scheduled to speak. Last October, Eddings was a member of the World Series umpiring crew.

There are currently officials in seven sports – football, baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, wrestling and softball – participating in these webinars.

What is unusual about them is that they have been created and driven by New Mexico. These webinars are not regional or national in nature.

The guests have been speaking on various technical aspects of officiating, plus overall themes. Among them: adversity in football officiating, which was included in Corrente’s presentation, and communication/relationships between coaches and officials, which was central to the talk given by Mike Pereira, a former NFL official and now Fox’s NFL rules analyst.

The webinars are free for New Mexico high school officials. Pappas said all the guests have gladly volunteered their time, and also taken questions afterward.

“There are officials who felt there was this void in their lives and they wanted to stay connected,” Pappas said, adding that officials who miss a specific guest speaker can watch it later as they are all recorded.

“It’s just such an impressive forum and a cool idea that officials were wanting to stay connected in the offseason,” Pappas said.

Field Judge V. Land Clark signals during the second half of an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Off-season time needs to be spent in the rule book, film review, gym, camps/clinics, and mental preparation. Don’t let the rules get away from you: 

2020 Preseason Preparation should have already began:

There is an old saying in officiating that states: “Officials can never stay the same. They are either getting better or they are getting worse.” Thankfully, most officials strive to improve. That can be attending off-season camps, working leagues or just keeping in shape for the rigors of the season ahead. Regardless of off-season goals, officials begin planning for the season long before they reach their locker rooms.

Most officials do not wait until the day prior to an assignment to check on uniforms, pants, shoes, whistles, etc. After all, an official needs to know sooner rather than later if those pants are too snug.

Preseason preparation includes registering with the state association, taking an online concussion training course, viewing an online rules meeting and completing certification by passing an NFHS rules exam. An official also does not want his or her first time on the court, field or rink for that season to be a regular-season game. Participants practice to prepare for their first contest. So, too, should an official. Finding scrimmages to work prior to the start of the regular season is an opportune time to sand off the rust and get in “whistle shape.”

Developing a plan and setting individual goals for the upcoming season is oftentimes crucial to the successful journey of an official. Reviewing past performances and constant visits with the rules books can also ensure growth.

The New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA), New Mexico Official Association (NMOA), and the Albuquerque Football Officials Association (AFOA) continues to recruit and accept new football officials all year long.

Contact us to register with the NMAA and AFOA and start attending pre-season rules study session.

Recruiting: Joe Diz 505-401-0559

http://www1.arbitersports.com OR register at the NMAA 6600 Palomas Ave. NE 87109

Phone 505-923-3110

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Fall Football 2022 Crew Phots

Semifinals 3A playoff game
Ruidoso vs Raton
November 19, 2022
Scott Copley LJ, Antonio Lujan U, Rosalio Gonzales R,
Mark Chavez BJ, Karl Martin HL, Paul Osuna CS

Lovington vs Silver City 
NOvember 19, 2022
John Coriz-LJ; Gerald Gurule-BJ; Chain supervisor Ron Hernandez;
Steve Wagner-U; Ron Shields-R; Joe Garcia-HL

3A 1st Round Playoff

November 05, 2022

Cobre vs Dexter 

Eugene Storey-HL, Gilbert Gonzales-LJ,

Brad Bock-R, Robert Briscoe-U, Marc Baca-BJ.

Quarterfinals 2A playoff game

Escalante vs Jal

November 5, 2022

Mark Chavez BJ, Paul Osuna LJ, Dave Davis R,

Bernard Rogers U, Karl Martin HL

Saturday October 29, 2022

Animas vs Elida

6-Man Quarter Finals

Karl Martin-HL, Bert Hunter-U, Brad Bock-R,

Gregg Sanchez-BJ, Bob Grogan-LJ

Friday October 28, 2022

Clayton’s Fort Sumner

6-Man Quarter Finals

Paul Sandoval-BJ (from SF), Bernard Rogers-U, John Denery-R,

Karl Martin-HL, Paul Osuna-LJ

August 27, 2022
Goddard vs Carlsbad at The Wool Bowl, Roswell.
Karl Martin-HL, Jeffrey Wagner_LJ, Collin Martinez-R,
Robert Briscoe-U, Gregg Sanchez_BJ.
Los Lunas @ Belen
August 19, 2022
Mickey Shortencarie-LJr, Steven Rosas-HL, Ron Shields-R, Donny Sanchez-U, Vince Metzgar-BJ
West Las Vegas vs. Rio Grande
Varsity Sepember 15, 2022
Ken Aden-BJ; Dennis Barela-HL; Charles Rices-R; Simon Manzanare-U; Keith Trujillo-LJ

Michael Calhoon, Pete Ulibarri, Felix Salas, Charles Rices
Elijah Chavez, Bernard Rogers

Shawn Botz, Brad Bock, Mel Alires
John Coriz, Elijah Chavez

Van Romero, Steve Rosas, James Jackson
Mike Tixier. Mickey Shortencarier

Tim Tapia, Ron Shields
Donny Sanchez, Bob Grogan

Dave Davis, Anthony Parra
Gino Storey, Adrian Manzanares

Charles Rices, Bernard Rogers
Scott Copley, Bobby Hernandez

Paul Osuna, Mike Tixier
Mel Alires, Eliso Gomez

James Jackson, Eric Pyszko, Van Romero
Mike Tixier, Marc Baca

Joe Romero, Karl Martin, Rosalio Gonzales
Stan Rich, Marc Baca

John Coriz, Donny Sanchez
Ron Shields, Steve Rosas

Christopher Griffin, Scott Copley
Mel Alires, Steve Wagner

Gregg Sanchez, Jim Mason, Bernard Rogers
Marc Baca, Vicente Salcido

Shawn Botz, Ken Alderson
Bryon Goodman, Zachary Carrillo

Tanya Pyke, Steve Wagner
Pete Ulibarri, Burton Melancon

Rob Briscoe, Ryan Willoughby, Jim Mason
Mitch Gruen, Paul Osuna

Scott Garretson, Bert Hunter, Felix Salas, Gino Storey
Charles Rices, Steve Wagner, Bob Grogan

Felix Salas, Antonio Lujan
James Jackson, Joe Romero

Stan Rich, Ron Shields
Elijah Chavez, Scott Copley

Charles Rices, Scott Garettson
Eliseo Gomez, Bob Grogan

Keith Trujillo, Felix Salas, Mark Chavez
Mel Alires, Steve Wagner

Elijah Chavez, Eliseo Gomez, Bradley Bock
Vince Metzger, Gerald Gurule

R-Eliseo Gomez, HL-Timothy Tapia; LJ-Adrian Manzanares; U-Robert Brisco

Fall Football 2021 Crew Phots

4A NMAA State Championship Game
Ruidoso vs Lovington
November 27, 2021
Tim Chavez, Lilly Hill, Jake VanDerGeest, Antonio Lujan, Collin Martinez,
Chain Crew Supervisor Carl Ashbaugh

3A 2021 NMAA Simi-Final Game
Raton vs St. Michaels
November 20, 2021
Vicente Salcido, Mickey Shortencarier, Ron Shields, Brad Bock, Ken Adent
Chain Crew Supervisor Bobby Benavidez

5A NMAA Quarter Final Game
Roswell vs Goddard
Dennis Barela, Steve Wagner, Ron Shields, Lilly Hill, Jake VanDerGeest

5A NMAA Quarter Final Game
Mayfield vs Artesia
Rob Briscoe, Jeff Hartog, Burton Melancon, Tim Barreras, Mike Tixier

2021 5A NMAA Quarter Final Game
Farmington vs Santa Teresa
Keith Trujillo, Reginald Moyer, Rosalio Gonzalez, Jerry Gurule, Rey Rosales

2021 8-Man NMAA State Championship Game
Tatum vs Melrose
John Beaird (Chain Crew Supervisor), Scott Copley, John Coriz, Brian Perrault, Bernard Rogers, Mark Chavez

2021 NMAA 4A Quarter Final Game
Lovington vs Silver
Tim Chaves, Gregg Sanchez, Dave Davis, Eliseo Gomez, Robert Abney

2021 3A NMAA Quarter Final Game
West Las Vegas vs Robertson
Marc Baca, Marcos Griegos, Collin Martinez, Antonio Lujan, David Carabajal

1st round 3A NMAA State Playoffs
NMMI vs Thoreau
November 6, 2021
James Jackson, Brad Bock, Jerry Gurule, Jeffrey Hartog, Anthony Parra

Fort Sumner v Mesilla Valley
Mark Chavez, Keith Trujillo, Dave Davis, Bernard Rogers, Felix Salas

Ken Alderson, Jeff Wagner, Eliseo Gomez, Keith Trujillo

Playoff Atmosphere at Rio Rancho
Dave Langley, Ron Shields, Jake VanDerGeest, Donny Sanchez, Steve Rosas

Bernard Rogers, Keith Trujillo, Dave Davis, Mark Chavez, Felix Salas

Dave Davis, Keith Trujillo, Bernard Rogers

Las Cruces vs Cibola
Community Stadium
R. Rosales; L. Hill; V. Romero; J. Jackson; T. Chavez

Micky Shortencarier (BJ); Joseph Garcia (HL); Joe Romero (LJ); Marcos Griego (R)

Spring Football 2021 CREW PHOTOS

Van Romero, Jason Buchta, Burton Melancon, Dennis Barela, Eric Pyszko

Dennis Barela, Christopher Davison, Ron Shields, Donny Sanchez, Ken Adent


2020 Off Season Training Camp/Clinic Crews

January 2020 LoneStar Conference Football Clinic
Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium
USA Football 2020 International Bowl
USA National Team vs Panama

Benefield -Referee
Ramos -Umpire
Fuhman -Center Judge
Lomas -Down Judge
Ford -Line Judge
Duran -Field Judge
Lamberson -Side Judge
David Langley -Back Judge

January 2020 LoneStar Conference Football Clinic
Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium
USA Football 2020 International Bowl
USA National Team vs Mexico

Tyrone Fort -Side Judge
Dana Hopkins -Field Judge
Rolando Gonzalez  -Center Judge 
Phelix Davis -Line Judge
Robert Redding -Referee 
Matthew Parton -Umpire 
Dennis Barela -Down Judge 
Joshua Johnson -Back Judge


Class 6A State Championship Crew
 Cleveland vs Rio Rancho
November 30, 2019
R – Kevin Clawson; U – Carlos Herrera; HL – Shaun Cooper
LJ – Tommy Parra; BJ – Art Vega
Chain Crew Supervisor – Brad Bock (AFOA)

All New Mexico RMAC Crew 
November 23, 2019
The Battle Bowl (La Batalla Bowl)
Western New Mexico University-LoneStar Conference
New Mexico Highlands University-RMAC

Martin Martinez (LJ) Las Cruces; Jarrod Storey (BJ) Los Lunas; Aaron Olivares (R) Santa Fe;
Jon Sasse (FJ) Rio Rancho; Estevan Baca (HL) Santa Fe;
Leonard Longhorn (U) Farmington; Ken Adent (SJ) Albuquerque



2019 6A First Round Playoff Crew
Carlsbad vs Mayfield
Shawn Bennett (BJ); Andy Lehocky (HL); Paul Sandoval (R);
Al Baca (LJ); Donny Sanchez (U)

2019 5A First Round Playoff Crew
Alamogordo vs Santa Teresa
Rosalio Martin Gonzales (HL); Hector Martinez (U); Steve Livingston (R);
David Langley (BJ); Eric Pyszko (LJ)

2019 4A First Round Playoff Crew
Taos vs Silver
Jake Van Der Geest (LJ), Simon Manzanares (U), Brian Perrault (R),
Tanner Tixier (BJ), Joe Garcia(HL)

2019 3A First Round Playoff Crew
St. Michaels vs Raton
John Coriz (LJ); Mke Tixier (BJ); James Jackson(R);
Steve Wagner (U); Jeff Wagner (HL)

2019 2A Quarterfinal Playoff Crew
Capitan vs Texico
Steve Rosas (HL); Mel Alires (R); Rob Bristco (U);
Keith Trujillo (LJ); Greg Sanchez (BJ).

2019 2A Quarter Finals Playoff Crew
Lordsburg vs Haggerman
Felix Salas (LJ); Tony Spencer (HL); Dave Davis (R);
Ramon Carillo (U); Mark Chavez (BJ)

2019 2A First Round Playoff Crew
Capitan vs Newcomb,
Anthony Parra, (HL); Juaquin Vallejos (LJ); Jim Mason (R);
Brad Bock (U); Jason Buchta (BJ)

2019 8 man Quarter final Playoff Crew
Tatum vs Ramah
John Coriz (HL); Drew Fountain (BJ); Burton Malancon (R);
Steve Wagner (U); Vincente Salcido (LJ)

2019 6-Man Quarter Finals Playoff Crew
Carrizozo vs Animas
Gerald Gurule (BJ); Ken Alderson (R): David Rast (U);
Felix Salas (HL); Keith Trujillo (LJ)


2019 Friday Night Lights
Clayton vs Ft. Sumner
“Featured a helicopter bringing in the game ball”
Jimmy Sanchez (LJ) Tim Barreras (HL); Rob Briscoe (U) John Denery (R)

2019 Friday night Lights
Navajo Pine vs Magdalena
Karl Martin (LJ) ; Bernard Rogers (HL): Ron Shields (R); Van Romero (U)

2019 Friday Night Lights
Cibola vs Rio Rancho
Steven Rosas (HL); Tanner Tixier (LJ); Collin Martinez (R);  
Marcos Griego  (BJ);  Dave Rast (U)

2019 Figth Night Lights
Joseph Garcia (LJ); Hector Martinez (U); Collins Martinez (R);
Lilly Hill (BJ); Ray Salazar (HL)

2019 Friday Night Lights
Los Alamos vs Gallup
Marcos Griego (BJ); John Coriz (LJ): Jerry McDonald (R);
Eleseo Gomez (U); Lilly Hill (HL)

2019 Friday Night Lights
Mike Horne (HL), Donny Sanchez (R), Eliseo Gomez (U); Dennis Barela (LJ).

2019 Friday Night Lights
Ft. Sumner vs Cuba  
Eric Williamson (HL),;Brad Bock (U); 
Rosalio Martin Gonzales (R);Carl Ashbaugh (LJ)

2019 Friday Night Lights
Navajo Pine vs Magdalena
Karl Martin, (LJ); Bernard Rogers (HL); Ron Shields (R); Van Romero (U)

2019 Friday Night Lights
Tucumcari, New Mexico
Bernard Rogers (HL) ,Davie Davis (R);
Ramon Carrillo (U); Eugene Gonzales (LJ)

2019 Friday Night Lights
Magdalena vs. Ramah 8-man game, 
Robert Abney (LJ);  Brad Bock (U); Bryon Goodman (HL); John Denery (R)

2019 Friday Night Lights

2018 Playoff Crew