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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.