Football Ops

Football Ops

Protecting the integrity of the greatest game.

NFL Ops: Honoring the Game

It's our responsibility to strengthen the sport.

League Governance

Ensuring a consistent and fair game that is decided on the field, by the players.

NFL Rules Enforcement

Ensuring that players conduct themselves in a way that honors the sport and respects the game.

Fines & Appeals

The NFL's schedule of infractions and fines, and a process for appeal.

NFL Careers in Football Forum

The NFL strives to cultivate a qualified and diverse workforce.

Economic & Social Impact

Honoring the league’s commitment to serve the communities where the game is played.

The NFL Ops Team

Meet the people behind NFL Operations.

The Game

The Game

Learn about the people, the jobs and the technology that deliver the best game possible to NFL fans across the U.S. and around the world. 

Gameday: Behind the Scenes

Countdown to kickoff: how NFL games happen.


In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.

Impact of Television

How television has changed the game.

History of Instant Replay

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Creating the NFL Schedule

It takes hundreds of computers and four NFL executives to create the NFL's 256-game masterpiece.

The Players

The Players

Learn how NFL players have changed over time, how they’re developed and drafted and how the league works with them after their playing days are over.  

Evolution of the NFL Player

Creating an NFL player: from “everyman” to “superman.”

Development Pipeline

Supporting the next generation of players and fans.

Getting Into the Game

Preparing players of all ages for success at football’s highest level.

The NFL Draft

Introducing the next wave of NFL superstars. 

NFL Player Engagement

A look at the programs the NFL and its partners provide to help every player before, during and after his football career.

NFL Legends Community

Celebrating, educating, embracing and connecting all former NFL players with each other, their former teams and the league.

The Officials

The Officials

Discover the evolution of professional officiating, the weekly evaluation process and how the NFL identifies and develops the next generation of officials.

In Focus: History of the Official

“One thing hasn’t changed: the pressure. It will always be there.”

Inside NFL GameDay Central

The latest information from the NFL's officiating command center.

These Officials Are Really Good

Every week, officials take the field ready to put months of preparation, training and hard work on display, knowing that the whole world — and the Officiating Department — is watching.

Officiating Development

Officiating an NFL game takes years of training and experience. 

The Rules

The Rules

NFL Football Operations protects the integrity of the game by ensuring that the rules and the officiating are consistent and fair to all competitors.

In Focus: Evolution of the NFL Rules

The custodians of football not only have protected its integrity, but have also revised its playing rules to protect the players, and to make the games fairer and more entertaining.

2017 NFL Rulebook

Explore the official rules of the game.

NFL Video Rulebook

The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.

2017 Rules Changes and Points of Emphasis

NFL Overtime Rules

NFL Tiebreaking Procedures

The NFL's procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.

Signals Intelligence

The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.   

Football 101

Football 101

Terms Glossary

Sharpen your NFL football knowledge with this glossary of the game's fundamental terms. 

Formations 101

See where the players line up in pro football's most common offensive and defensive formations.

Quick Guide to NFL TV Graphics

Understand what the graphics on NFL television broadcasts mean and how they can help you get the most out of watching NFL games.

NFL Instant Replay Process

The NFL’s instant replay review process focuses on expediting instant replay reviews and ensuring consistency. Learn how it works.

Stats Central

Stats Central

Go inside the game with the NFL's official game stats. Sort the stats by season or by week.

Chart The Data

Chart and compare the NFL Football Operations stats you're looking for with the NFL's data tool. 

Weekly Dashboard

Get a snapshot of the current NFL game stats, updated weekly during the regular season.

State High School Associations and Certification Agencies

Organization City State Phone Email
Alabama High School Athletic Association Montgomery AL (334) 263-6994
Alaska School Activities Association Anchorage AK (907) 563-3723
Arizona Interscholastic Association Phoenix AZ (602) 385-3810
Arkansas Activities Association North Little Rock AR (501) 955-2500
California Interscholastic Federation Sacramento CA (916) 239-4477
Colorado High School Activities Association Aurora CO  (303) 344-5050
Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Inc. Cheshire CT (203) 250-1111
Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association Dover DE  (302) 857-3365
District of Columbia Public Schools - IAA Washington DC (202) 729-3288 
Florida High School Athletic Association, Inc. Gainesville FL (352) 372-9551
Georgia High School Association Thomaston GA (706) 647-7473 GHSA@GHSA.NET
Hawaii High School Athletic Association Honolulu HI (808) 587-4495
Idaho High School Activities Association Boise ID (208) 375-7027
Illinois High School Association Bloomington IL (309) 663-6377
Indiana High School Athletic Association Indianapolis IN (317) 846-6601
Iowa High School Athletic Association Boone IA (515) 432-2011
Kansas State High School Activities Association Topeka KS (785) 273-5329
Kentucky High School Athletic Association Lexington KY (859) 299-5472
Louisiana High School Athletic Association Baton Rouge LA (225) 296-5882
Maine Principals' Association Augusta ME  (207) 622-0217
Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Baltimore MD (410) 767-0376
Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Franklin MA (508) 541-7997
Michigan High School Athletic Association East Lansing MI (517) 332-5046
Minnesota State High School League Brooklyn Center MN (763) 560-2262
Mississippi High School Activities Association  Clinton MS (601) 924-6400
Missouri State High School Activities Association Columbia MO (573) 875-4880
Montana High School Association Helena MT  (406) 442-6010
Nebraska School Activities Association Lincoln NE  (402) 489-0386
Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Reno NV (775) 453-1012
New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association Concord NH (603) 228-8671
New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Robbinsville NJ (602) 385-3810
New Mexico Activities Association Albuquerque NM  (505) 923-3110
New York State Public High School Athletic Association Latham NY (518) 690-0771
North Carolina High School Athletic Association Chapel Hill NC (919) 240-7401
North Dakota High School Activities Association Valley City ND (701) 845-3953
Ohio High School Athletic Association Columbus OH (614) 267-2502
Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Oklahoma City OK (405) 840-1116
Oregon School Activities Association Wilsonville OR (503) 682-6722
Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Mechanicsburg PA (717) 697-0374
Rhode Island Interscholastic League Inc. Providence RI (401) 272-9844
South Carolina High School League Columbia SC (803) 798-0120
South Dakota High School Activities Association Pierre SD (605) 224-9261
Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Hermitage TN (615) 889-6740
Texas University Interscholastic League Austin TX (512) 471-5883
Utah High School Activities Association Midvale UT (801) 566-0681
Vermont Principals Association Montpelier VT  (802) 229-0547
Virginia High School League Charlottesville VA (434) 977-8475
Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Renton WA (425) 687-8585
West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission Parkersburg WV (304) 485-5494 
Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Stevens Point WI (715) 344-8580
Wyoming High School Activities Association Casper WY (307) 577-0614