2013 FRFOC Camper and Staff Testimonials
"I attended this camp as an 11 year HS veteran, and still learned a great deal. You cannot beat the locality, or cost for the exposure, advice, and critiques given by both DI and DII officials. It was nice getting the "inside scoop" on the brotherhood of officials at the next level. I know what I need to work on for next season. Thanks FRFOC clinicians!"
Jared Waterman - Morrison, CO
To Alan, Clinicians, and Family:
My special thanks to you and your team for the wonderful job done on the inaugural Front Range Football Officials Camp. I was impressed with the presentations and especially appreciated the knowledge of the instructors. Your thoughtful planning and oversight was demonstrated by how smooth things went. Thank you for helping other officials get better at our passion for football. It is a pleasure for me to work with such dedicated and talented colleagues. Please sign me up for next year.
Congratulations and best wishes for your continued success.
Doug Low - Littleton, CO
"It was a privilege to be a part of the inaugural FRFOC. Thanks for all your work to put this together. It was a great success!"
Rick Compton - Highlands Ranch, CO
"Great job this weekend. I had a blast."
Dwayne Schuck - Brighton, CO
Mr. Alan Bryant and Staff,
After attending the 2013 first annual Front Range Officials Camp held at Fossil Ridge High School, I wanted to take a minute and say thank you to you and your staff for an outstanding two days of training. As a 22 year football official I questioned if this camp would be correct for me. Not only was it correct for me, but in talking with the second year officials they also felt it was the correct for them. The campers were all told that questions would be answered at anytime and at no time was a question pushed aside till later. The on field feed back as soon as you came off the field was wonderful, staff input was short and to the point to help us all improve. I am all ready looking forward to attending in 2014 and getting the word out to my peers to also attend. Thank you!
David Trimble - Loveland, CO
CFOA Area 7 Director Elect
Thanks again, Alan, "I will DEFINITELY be attending the camp again next year! Well done!!"
Jon Sborov - Lakewood, CO
Thanks for including me as a clinician. I had a blast.
It's always great to work with others to help improve officiating, especially with such a great group that attended.
I already look forward to next year.
Great job to all the attendees, clinician's and special thanks to you Alan.
Have a great season everyone
Sean Burrow/ Big Sky Head Linesman
"Alan and staff Thanks again for the wealth of knowledge you guys are willing to share and teach. I drove 6 hours for this camp To become a better football official. It was well worth the drive to say the least. Everything from how to watch film to the field work was top notch. I look forward to next year. Also thanks to all the great officials attending as they also were eager to help."
Matt Miller - Montrose Co.
Thanks for putting on the camp. Well done, with plenty of room to grow in the coming years. I'm definitely planning on attending next year.
I learned a lot and got to meet some great guys.
Again, thanks for the camp. Take care, my friend -
Jim Beers - Fort Collins, CO
"As a newer official I was looking for a camp to help boost my game. The FRFOC was it. The camp staff was tremendous and we had a blast. I know I am a better official already and can't wait to prove it this season. Thanks again!"
Charles Johnson - Fountain, CO
11 15 2013
Good Morning Alan –
I was going to hold off on this (superstitious maybe?) but wanted you to know that our crew was selected to work the 1A championship game in Wyoming tomorrow.
We’ve also been asked (for the first time ever) to work the Wyoming Shrine Bowl game next June.
I give a lot of credit to what you and your group presented this past summer at your camp. I’ve used what I was taught at the Referee position for myself, and also tried to get our crew to understand their positions better.
Wyoming went to HUDL this year, so we are able to review ‘film’. I keep trying to get them to see the plays not on whether we got it right so much as which position was responsible for viewing the play – and what we can see that each of us was actually viewing. This has been a learning curve with getting us to put our ego’s on a shelf at times.
I’m also going to encourage all of them to go to the Frontrange camp next summer. If they could get the vision from the source I know it would help all of us!
Thanks again for your help in getting me to my own next level!
David Fram/ Worland, WY
This past summer I attended the FrontRange Football officials camp in Ft. Collins, along with Matt Pollock from Casper, Scott James from Wheatland, and Scott Lee from Green River.
It was a great learning experience from the college football officials serving as clinicians, with classroom discussions and on-field scrimmages.
This year the camp will be held at the CSU facility – with an expanded on-field opportunity as they are having a big team camp to officiate.
One of the best sessions we had was reviewing film of the scrimmages we officiated. That review was done by a college officials evaluator. He broke down plays from the view of evaluating us as officials. If you think you know what you are doing – think again!
We had time to ask specific questions for our position from all clinicians. Remember, these officials have specific mechanics and are evaluated after every contest on their performance.
I’m writing to encourage you to attend this camp, either individually or as a crew. If you are dedicated to becoming a better football official and to helping take Wyoming football officiating to a new level, please put June 8, 9 and 10 on your calendar for next year.
David Frahm/ Worland, WY