Candidates Class Schedule (2016)


Candidates must attend at least seven (7) Classes to be eligible to take the test.


The cost of the candidates class is $85, this includes the cost of your rule book.


Whitman-Hanson High School, 600 Franklin Street (Route 27), Hanson, MA 02341

Bourne Fire Station 3, 51 Meetinghouse Lane (@ Old Plymouth Road), Sagamore, MA
Directions: Route 3 South to Exit 1A (before the Sagamore Bridge). Take the ramp to the light. Take a left onto Scenic Highway. Station is 400 yards on the left.


2016 Candidate’s Class Program
All Meetings are at the Whitman-Hanson Regional High School unless otherwise noted
Room 237

Date Topic Presenter
August 25, 2016 Joint Meeting with Cape Board Location Whitman-Hanson
Registration & Overview
MIAA Background Check
Concussion Training
Jack Arouca
Youth Football Commissioner Ray Byron
Pop Warner Commissioner John Amicone
Officiating Youth Football Ray Byron
John Amicone
Using Videos Dennis Donovan
Rule 1: The Game, Field, Players and Equipment Jack Arouca
September 1, 2016 Assistant Commissioners Gerry Morrissey
Paul Callinan
Rule 4: Ball in Play, Dead Ball, Out of Bounds Mark Getchell
Rule 5: Series of Downs, Line to Gain Jack Arouca
September 8, 2016 Joint Meeting with Cape Board Location: Bourne Fire Station 3
Rule 2: Definitions Mike Goldman
Three-Man Mechanics Jack Arouca
September 15, 2016 Rule 3: Periods, Time Factors and Substitutions Kevin Arouca
Line Judge Mechanics Kevin Arouca
Head Linesman Mechanics Mark Getchell
Clock Operator Mechanics Jack Arouca
September 22, 2016 High School Commissioner Dan Murphy
Rule 6: Kicks Frank Pumphret
Referee Mechanics & Pre-Game Gene Farrell
September 29, 2016 Rule 7: Snapping and Passing the Ball Phil Struzziero
Back Judge Mechanics Phil Struzziero
Working the Sidelines: Handling Player and Coach Behavior Phil Struzziero
Nate Crossman
October 6, 2016 Rule 9: Conduct John Cotter
Umpire Mechanics John Cotter
Rule 8: Scoring Jack Arouca
October 13, 2016 NOTE: The is NO MEETING on October 13, 2016.
October 20, 2016 Joint Meeting with Cape Board Location: Bourne Fire Station 3
Rule 10: Penalty Enforcement Dennis Donovan
Plays and Situations Dennis Donovan
Common Sense Officiating
October 27, 2016 Test Review – KEY Dennis Donovan
Jack Arouca
November 3, 2016 Candidates Exam Dennis Donovan
Jack Arouca