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OAFO Black Swamp Clinic

  • June 17, 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Perrysburg Junior High/Steinecker Stadium - Perrysburg, Ohio


  • Admission to the clinic and NWO All Star Game where you watch the game with the clinicians and coordinators, and have the chance to talk mechanics and philosophy with officials in the B1G, MAC, MVC and OVC.

Registration is closed



The inaugural OAFO Black Swamp Officiating Clinic will be held on June 17, 2022 in Perrysburg, Ohio. The clinic will include instruction through large group sessions, classroom instruction, as well a review of mechanics, philosophy, and film. The clinic is proud to announce a partnership with the NWO All-Star Football Game. The clinic will provide the officials for this game, allowing participants to receive game reps and an evaluation from their clinicians. There are only 32 on-field spots available for this year’s clinic, with 4 officials assigned to each position to work the game. All other participants will still attend the game and receive instruction from clinicians while officials are working. All proceeds from this clinic will be donated to the Toledo/Wistert chapter of the National Football Foundation. 

Who: All High School and NCAA officials are encouraged to attend

What: Classroom and on-field learning clinic

Where: Perrysburg Junior High School & Steinecker Stadium (Perrysburg, OH)

When: June 17, 2022 (Clinic 12:30-5:30pm, All-Star Game 7:00pm kickoff)

Cost: $75 (On-Field), $50 (Classroom Only) - This includes classroom instruction, box lunch for dinner, and clinic gift, and admission to the NWO All-Star Game. 

The clinic will be a combination of large-group and breakout sessions by position. The clinic will feature clinicians who are former and current officials from the NFL, B1G, MAC, Missouri Valley, and Mountain East Conferences. At the end of the clinic there will be a box lunch provided where you will eat with your “crew” and present a brief pregame before going to work the NWO All-Star Game. This gives you the opportunity to work live reps and receive immediate evaluation from NFL and NCAA officials and scouts. 

Because of the limited on-field spots available, don’t wait to register! If you are not one of the officials working the game, your registration covers your admission and you will still be learning from the clinicians with mechanics and philosophy instruction. 

Below you will find a list of clinician's on the growing list of veterans planning on attending and providing instruction. Conferences represented by clinicians or observers will include the NFL, Big Ten, MAC, OVC, Missouri Valley, GMAC, GLIAC, NCAC, and OAC. 

*Hotels are NOT provided by the clinic but there are several hotels near Perrysburg Junior High. 

*Refunds available until June 1, 2022

For more information on the clinic contact:

Devin Aller (devinNaller@gmail.com) or Frank Spryszak (frankspryszak@gmail.com) 

Invited Guests and Coordinators/Conference Reps: 

Bob Waggoner, Gary Arthur, Ken Katafias, Dave Nowak, Ken Myers, Brian Carder, Monty Mlakar, Dennis Jackson

Clinicians for the 2022 OAFO Black Swamp Clinic: 

Referee: Rick Warne (Missouri Valley) & Greg Gompf (Missouri Valley)

Umpire: Jim Shaw (B1G), Robbie Cowles (OVC)

Center Judge: Ron Kay (B1G) & Tom Riepenhoff (B1G)

Line of Scrimmage: Brett Carpenter (Missouri Valley), AJ Haduch (Missouri Valley), Frank Spryszak (Missouri Valley)

Deep Wing: Joel Clay (B1G), Ken Cloud (MAC), Paul Winglewich (Missouri Valley) 

Back Judge: Denny Morris (B1G), Paul Stout (MAC), Bill Foltz (MAC), Devin Aller (MAC)

*Anyone showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should follow all CDC guidelines*

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