ACC Football Officials' Mini-Clinic Will Take Place On Saturday, December 3rd in Charlotte

Oct. 4, 2011

Charlotte, N.C. –The Atlantic Coast Conference will hold its annual Football Officials’ Mini-Clinic on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center. The event, which focuses on youth, high school and college officiating, will cover topics such as technique, communications, career development, health and officiating technology.

Partnering with USA Football, Arbiter Sports and Honig’s Whistle Stop, the ACC will bring in its football officials to instruct and guide participants in several key areas of officiating. In addition, there will be special video breakout sessions by position.

"Our officiating staff is putting together a dynamic agenda that provides attendees with the highest caliber of relevant, nationally accepted and video based information related to officiating in a condensed and interactive forum," said ACC Football Officiating Coordinator Doug Rhoads.

Included in the $40 registration fee is admission to the Mini-Clinic, as well as a ticket to the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship. Participants will also receive a USA Football Officiating Membership, NCAA football hat, pre and post clinic meals, and a gift certificate from Honig’s Whistle Stop.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please call (336) 331-3820. Registration ends on Nov. 11, and space is limited. The first 300 registrants will receive a free workout shirt, courtesy of USA Football.

The Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game, in its seventh year, will kickoff at 8:00 p.m. and is televised nationally on ESPN and ESPN 3D. The winner of the championship earns the ACC bid to play in the Discover Orange Bowl, if not selected for the BCS National Championship Game.

Fans can visit the local organizing committee’s official website,, for more information about the game and surrounding events.