Football Division Meetings

Posted on June 12, 2018 / Posted under Announcement, Football

Meetings Begin July 26, 2018 7:00PM at Fenton High School in Bensenville

Jul 26        Introductions Sideline Management – Craig Reges & Paul Tanzillo
Aug 2        Pass Interference – Tim Loughnane
Aug 9        Pre-Game Warm Up and Stretches – Ursula Dams, Asst. Dir. Of Gottlieb Center of Fitness
Aug 16      Difficult situations/professionalism – Octavio Herrera/Jim Schwarz/Marv Dampeer/Dave Butts/Tim Kiefer
Aug 23      Personal fouls/USC – Octavio Herrera & Jeff Conrad
Aug 30*   Crew relations with coach and school – Ralph Kubek

Aug 30th meeting at Salt Creek Golf Club at 1051 North Prospect Avenue Wood Dale right next door to Top Golf on Prospect Avenue. Appetizers served at 7:15

Attending 4 of the 6 meetings will make you eligible to vote and hold office; you must also pay clinic fees to receive Level 2 Clinic Credit.

Baseball Postseason Assignments

Posted on June 12, 2018 / Posted under Announcement, Baseball

Name Play in Regional Sectional Super College
Steve Marchese 2A Play-In (UIC) 3A Regional – St. Pats
Bob Copas 3A Regional – Chicago St. Pat’s CCAC & NACC
Ryan Mulcahy 2A Regional Elmhurst (IC) 4A Sectional Lockport
4A Regional St. Charles East
Craig Davelis 4A regional at Willowbrook 4A sectional at Loyola 4A super sectional at Crestwood
Craig Zimmerman 3A&4A
Jeff Schanks 4A Regional Naperville Central 3A Sectional Ottawa 4A Super Sectional Champagne
Vince Mastandrea 4A – Hoffman Estates Regional 4A – Hinsdale So. Sectional 3A – North Central College Super Sectional
Bob Pauls Aurora Christian 1A Regional Harvest Christian 1A Sectional
Bill Mushrush 4A Regional Yorkville 4A Sectional Hinsdale South
Greg Johnson 4A Regional – St. Charles East
Lino Novieli 4A – Hinsdale So. Sectional 3A – North Central College Super Sectional
Chuck Graber 3A Lisle Play-in
Pat Schenck 3A Wheaton Acad
Gary Stratton 3A Glenbard South
Steve Harms 4A Naperville Central Midwest
Brian Kingsley 4A South Elgin

2018 Baseball Membership

Posted on January 6, 2018 / Posted under Announcement, Baseball

Online baseball membership registration and dues payment

Week 1 February 7th

Jason Santo OBS/INT vs. “A baseball play”
John Cyr Base Awards

Week 2 February 14th

Rescheduled to March 21

Week 3 February 21st

Dave Uyl Handling Situations and Dealing with Coaches
Craig Davelis NFHS Warn/Restrict/Eject

Week 4 February 28th

Bill Vincent Verbal Judo
John Cyr NFHS Part 1 Exam

Week 5 March 7th

John Cyr Batter Do’s/Don’ts
Bill Mushrush NASO Survey of Officials

Week 6 March 14th

John Muller Plays That Trip You Up
Bob Copas Pitching Do’s/Don’ts

Week 7 March 21st

Gary Stratton 2018 Rules Changes/POE
Steve Harms Video Plays

2018 Softball Clinic

Posted on December 10, 2017 / Posted under Announcement, Softball

Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Fenton High School.

The clinic will begin at 8am and run until 2pm. Some of the items covered include new rules, points of emphasis, and questions about the IHSA Part 1 test. A pizza lunch will also be served. At 2pm, officials may go to the small gym, where newer umpires can “get behind the plate” as high school pitchers and catchers will participate.

Sunday, March 18 at the Rosemont Dome Field #1.

AOA has the field from 5 to 7pm, when high school teams will scrimmage while newer umpires can “work” an inning or two. Veteran umpires will also be on hand to help serve as mentors. Umpires should plan on having full umpire equipment for both clinics if they are going behind the plate.


A Tutorial on How to Use HUDL

Posted on October 26, 2017 / Posted under Basketball, General

Make sure you advise Art Kasak or Joe Fritisch of the following information:

  • The day you are working
  • The level you are working
  • The Home Team (and location if not at home)
  • The Away Team

If you want to send your schedule on a week by week basis, that is fine but try to get it to them before your game happens so they can request the film for you. Teams have responded within minutes of a request.

Don’t be shy about sending me your entire schedule.  Do request sophomore or freshman games.  We can get those.

Only members of the AOA get film through this system.

Basketball Meetings – Schedule of Topics

Posted on October 12, 2017 / Posted under Basketball, General

Thursday October 5:
Jeff Rutledge will go over new Rules and Mechanics for the up coming basketball season
Greg Hartziem – Will discuss the Mentor Program

Thursday October 12:
Mark Cladis – Will discuss Taxes and Liability
Craig Davelis – Mentor Program

Thursday October 19:
Joe Spagnolo – Video 50 plays in 30 minutes
Bob Copas – Mentor Discussion

Thursday October 26:
Joe Spagnolo – Observing Illegal Activity
Art Kasak – Mentor Program

WEDNESDAY November 1:
Part 1 Rules test
Level 2 official Jeff Rutledge – Video Review
Level 1 officials Tim Loughnane – Working with Assignors
John Marino – Mentor Program

Thursday November 9:
Harry Bohn
Sal Vata – Mentor Program

2017 Basketball Division

Posted on September 6, 2017 / Posted under Basketball, General

AOA Basketball Division will be hosting our annual membership meetings again this year at York High School.  Meeting dates are Thursdays: October 5, 12, 19, 26, & November 9 – Meeting originally scheduled for November 2 has been moved to Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30 PM.

All meetings will start promptly at 7:30 PM.

IACO Learn to Officiate Football

Posted on June 20, 2017 / Posted under Announcement, Football

The IACO Football Officials Training Class prepares the participant by covering game rules, play situations, penalty enforcement, game timing, and mechanics (positioning) through presentations and game film review. After completion of the class and earning an IHSA (Illinois State High School Association) sports officiating license, you will be given the opportunity to be assigned to officiate high school football games for the upcoming season. Officials with 1-2 years experience also find this class very advantageous and are welcome to attend.

Download IACO Learn To Officiate High School Football Flyer

Full information and registration form

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