Aspiring football referees go through training during camp at Edward Waters College

Officials for NFL, ACC and SEC football games attended the sixth year for the Gulf atlantic collegiate football officials camp. They taught other aspiring officials who may want to move into high school officiating or from high school to the collegiate level and beyond. The group of over 100 officials learned how to improve their skill set, analyze instant replay and make calls on the field.

If you are a football fan on Saturday or Sunday for the NFL,  ACC or SEC, there were familiar faces in Jacksonville this weekend at Edward Waters College.

This was the sixth year of the Gulf Atlantic Collegiate Football Officials Camp. 

This weekend, the camp was teaching other aspiring officials who may want to move into high school officiating, or from high school to the collegiate level and beyond. The group of over 100 officials learned how to improve their skill set, analyze instant replay and make calls on the field.

The co-directors for the program say they worked with the Edward Waters College football team to give the 112 attendees real life football experience.

“We both are teachers, and we know the value in education and giving back to create a successful future generation of officials and a pipeline,” said Andrew McGrath, co-director of the camp.

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