AOA Basketball Meetings start on October 3, 2019 at York High School
Check-in begins at 6:45 p.m. and will run until 7:25 p.m. prior to each meeting. The first presentations begin at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Each meeting will conclude with a guest assignor and a social at a nearby establishment.
Meeting Dates: Thursday, October 3 Thursday, October 10 Thursday, October 17 Thursday, October 24 Thursday, October 31
2019 AOA Football Division meetings will kick-off July 25th 7:00pm at Fenton High School Auditorium.
Speaker Schedule for 2019 Season
July 25 Video Review Jeff Conrad (state final official) August 1 Officiating Mechanics Robert Ybarra (state final official) August 8 Tools of the Trade Chuck Graber (state final official) August 15 Working the Wings Sal Vasta (state final official) August 22 Penalty Enforcement Ted Lepucki (state final official) August 29* Using HUDL Effectively Tim Loughnane (state final official) > at Salt Creek Golf Club in Wood Dale
Once the Part 1 Test is released by the IHSA we will review it at our meetings.
AOA meetings qualify for a Level 2 clinic if you attend at least four of the six scheduled meetings AND pay the clinic fee. The clinic fee is included in the annual football membership registration, for new AOA football members the clinic fee is $40 for multi-sport AOA members and $50 for AOA football only members.
19 AOA Members received 2019 State Playoff assignments Regionals 18 Sectionals 10 Super Sectionals 3 State Final 2
Don Christ 2A Regional Chicago (Holy Trinity) G 1, 2, 3 & 4 4A Regional Evanston (Twp.) G 1, 2, 3 & 4
John Courname 3A Regional LaGrange Park (Nazareth Academy) G 1, 2 & 3 3A Sectional Hampshire G 2 & 3
Harold Frey – 1A Regional Amboy G 1
Bob Hawkins – 4A Regional Geneva G 2, 3 & 4
Dan Knapp – 3A Regional Glen Ellyn (Glenbard South) G 1, 2 & 3
Dan Krueger 3A Regional Burlington (Central) G 1, 2 & 3 4A Sectional Palatine (H.S.) G 1, 2 & 3
Joe Maestro 4A Regional Palatine (H.S.) G 1, 2, 3 & 4 3A Sectional Wauconda G 1, 2 & 3
Joe Marks – 4A Regional Hinsdale (Central) G 1, 2, 3 & 4
John McGuinnis 4A Regional Lincolnshire (Stevenson) G 1, 2 & 3 3A Sectional Wauconda G 1, 2 & 3
Bruce Morrick -2A Sectional Braidwood (Reed-Custer) G 1, 2 & 3
Barry Rees 4A Regional Hinsdale (Central) G 1, 2, 3 & 4 3A Sectional Lisle (Benet Academy) G 1, 2 & 3
Craig Reges – 4A Regional Lombard (Glenbard East) G 1, 2, 3 & 4
Rich Rosenthal – 4A Regional Geneva G 2, 3 & 4
Javier Saez 2A Regional Chicago (Holy Trinity) G 1 3A Regional Chicago (Brooks) G1 2A Sectional Lisle (Sr.) G 1
Jim Schindler 2A Regional Lisle (Sr.) G 1, 2, 3 & 4 1A Sectional Shabbona (Indian Creek) G 1, 2 & 3
Scott Stemple 4A Regional Naperville (North) G 1, 2, 3 & 4 4A Sectional Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West) G 1, 2 & 3 3A Super Sectional Bloomington (Illinois Wesleyan U.)
Tony Swat 4A Regional Des Plaines (Maine West) G1 1A Regional Chicago (C. Hope Academy) G 1, 2, 3 & 4 2A Sectional Lisle (Sr.) G 1, 2 & 3 2A Super Sectional Site Joliet (J. Jr. College) State Final Official 1A/2A
Sal Vasta 4A Regional Lombard (Glenbard East) G 1, 2, 3 & 4 4A Sectional Chicago (Marist) G 1, 2 & 3 4A Super Sectional Site Franklin Park-Northlake (Leyden) State Final Official 3A/4A
Mark Voyda – 1A Regional Chicago (C. Hope Academy) G 1, 2, 3 & 4
AOA BASKETBALL DIVISION MEETING SCHEDULE
Location: York High School in Elmhurst
Thursday, November 8
6:45 – 7:25 p.m. – Check-In
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Breakout Session: Split Meeting Schedule
Breakout Session # 1: “Two Person Court Coverage” (Joe Spagnolo) – Room A278
Breakout Session # 2: “Rule 6: Live & Dead Ball” (Bryce Cann) – Room A290
8:00 – 8:05 p.m. – Break
8:05 – 8:35 p.m. – Keynote Speaker: Harry Bohn, State Final Coordinator of Officials – Room A290
8:35 – 8:45 p.m. – Meet Your Assignor: Harry Bohn, South Suburban, Southwest Suburban, West Suburban Conferences
8:45 – 8:50 p.m. – Play of the Week Review
8:50 – 9:00 p.m. – Announcements
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Social Event at The Silverado Grill, 447 Spring Road – Elmhurst, IL
Breakout Session Synopsis
Breakout Session # 1: “Two Person Court Coverage”
Knowing what to look for when officiating the lead and trail positions are key examples in having success on the court. IHSA Clinician Joe Spagnolo will break down both the lead and trail and will provide best practices for each position. Concepts of proper positioning along with tips for officiating both positions will be covered.
Breakout Session # 2: “Rule 6: Live and Dead Ball”
Long-time AOA member Bryce Cann details the Live/Dead ball rule and covers jump balls, alternate possession and provides case plays to make you an expert at situations that occur more frequently on the court than any other action. The reasons of why the rule is important to properly administer penalties and the dreaded correctable error rule will also be discussed.
Keynote Speaker Address
State Finals Coordinator of Officials and Chief IHSA Basketball Clinician, Harry Bohn, brings his words of wisdom and reviews the proper way on how to work on the court. Harry will also speak on selected topics covered in the online rules video as well as bring his state final video clips from the last few years. Don’t miss this informative presentation.
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