Terry Schiessler Memorial Award Winner

Congratulations to Kirk Smith!  This year’s winner of the Terry Schiessler Memorial Award for the best newly certified official in Denver Area 8.


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New Area Director

Congratulations to Rob Semin – Denver Area 8’s newest Area Director!

Rob will serve the members of Area 8 for the 3 year term 2015-2018.


Rob Semin

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Upcoming February Meetings

Here are the upcoming February Meetings:

Monday, February 2, 2015 – General Meeting – Overland HS @ 7 pm

Sunday, February 8, 2015 – Area Meeting – Denver Seminary @ 7 pm

Monday, February 9, 2015 – Area Meetings  – Overland HS & Thornton HS @ 7 pm

Please remember that each member is required to attend 1 meeting per month for the months of December, January, and February to remain a member in good standing and for post season eligibility requirements.  These requirements are state requirements laid out in the Colorado Board 4 By-laws for all members.

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Here are the upcoming January 2015 meetings:

Monday, January 5, 2015 – General Meeting at 7 pm at Overland HS

Sunday, January 11, 2015 – Sunday Area Meeting at 7 pm at Denver Seminary

Monday, January 12, 2015 – Area Meetings at 7 pm at Overland HS and Thornton HS

Remember the requirement for meeting attendance is 1 per month for the months of December, January, and February.  We will be taking nominations for Area Director at any of these meetings.



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Officials Vs Cancer Fundraiser with Denver Broncos Concessions

During our 3 game trial working the Broncos games we made close to $1000.00 to be donated to the American Cancer Society under Denver Area 8 for the State of Colorado. A Big Thank You to the following volunteers who helped out and to James Brundidge of the Colorado Collegiate Umpires Association whom we partnered with:

  • Sean Johnson (2 games)
  • Meghann O’Brien
  • Phil Barricklow
  • Dianne Barricklow
  • Apryl Eby
  • Jennifer Kyle
  • David Vieyra
  • Kelly Gillespie
  • Filbert Macias
  • Mandi Macias
  • Demetrius Stanley
  • Pat Beck
  • David Bowman

It was a groundbreaking effort that we hope can continue and grow in 2015!


David Hirshman


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Congrats to Debra Schamber!

Congrats to Denver Area 8 Member, Debra Schamber, on being the first female to officiate the 5A Football State Championship Game this past Saturday, November 29, 2014 between Cherry Creek and Valor Christian!

We are proud of you Debra!

Here’s the link to the story:




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2014 Veteran Open Book Tests

The 2014 Veteran open book tests are due by Monday, December 8th.  They can be turned in to any of the area directors before that date.  We prefer that you scan and email your completed tests, but you may turn it in in person or drop it in the mail to any of the area directors or to the Denver Area 8 PO Box. Please turn in the ENTIRE test and not just the answer section as those have a tendency to get lost.

Here is the address for the PO Box:

Area 8 Officials
PO Box 3395
Centennial, CO 80161-3395


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IAABO Video Play of the Week

Each Monday on the IAABO website a new “Video Play of the Week” is posted.  This year there is no login or password necessary to help make it easier for members to access the video.  You can go directly to the “Video Play of the Week” by clicking here >>> http://www.iaabo.org/video_login.php

We also have a direct link to the “IAABO Video Play of the Week” on the menu bar along the right hand side of the website.

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2014 Preseason Scrimmages

A list of 2014 Preseason Scrimmages has now been posted!  Please go to the “Fall Scrimmages” page for more info and to access the list.

Let’s ALL get out and prepare ourselves for the season by helping out these teams with their scrimmages!

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Master Clinic This Sunday, November 2nd

Don’t forget the Master Clinic is this Sunday, November 2nd @ Thornton HS – 9351 N Washington Street, Thornton, CO 80229

Assignors and Vendors will be available starting at 8 am for you to sign up for games and purchase uniform supplies.  Assignor tables will be shut down @ 8:50 am and the meeting will begin at 9 am.

After the conclusion of the meeting, Assignors and Vendors will again be available.

REMINDER – We change our clocks BACK 1 HOUR this weekend!


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