Aug 5 Football Division Meeting

Posted on August 5, 2021 / Posted under Announcement, Football

Topic: AOA FB Division Meeting
Time: Aug 5, 2021 07:00 PM   

  • Agenda for Aug 5
    • Octavio Herrera and Jeff Conrad will be coordinating breakout rooms for a video review of mechanics and rules
    • Regroup and review videos and lively discussion
    • These breakout sessions will feature lively football situation mechanics and rules discussions. 
  • Agenda for Aug 12
    • Part 1 Test Review with Ted Lepucki
    • Officer and Board Nominations
  • Agenda for Aug 19
    • Part 1 Test Review with Ted Lepucki
    • Officer and Board Nominations
  • Agenda for Aug 26 
    • Guest Speaker: Author of Conflict Resolution for Officials Pete Jaskulski

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88457076176?pwd=Y21xdUxKYkUyVGRqYmpoVjJpVEhtQT09

Meeting ID: 884 5707 6176

AOA Members Assigned to 2021 IHSA Baseball Playoffs

Posted on July 29, 2021 / Posted under Announcement, Baseball

Scott Baker

  • Regional – 3A Sycamore 6/4
  • Regional – 3A Newark 6/7

David Dahl

  • Regional – Rockford Christian 6/5

Stephen Godlewski

  • Regional – Pontiac 6/4
  • Regional – Reed Custer 6/7

Bart Greenberger

  • Regional – Unity

Don Honer

  • Regional – Riverside Brookfield 6/4
  • Regional – St Charles East 6/7

Jenn Hughes (First Post Season Assignment)

  • Regional – Newark 6/4

Greg Johnson

  • Regional – 4A Wheaton North 6/3
  • Regional – 3A Kaneland 6/4 and 6/7
  • Sectional – 4A Naperville North 6/9

Steve Marchese

  • Regional – 4A Sandburg
  • Regional – Timothy Christian
  • Regional – Prospect HS
  • Sectional – Chicago Christian

Vince Mastandrea

  • Regional – 3A and 4A
  • Sectional – 4A

Jim Meurer

  • Regional – 2A Lisle
  • Regional – 4A Minooka

Bill Mushrush

  • Regional – 2A and 4A Semi-Finals and Finals
  • Sectional – 4A Semi-Finals and Finals
  • Super-Sectional – 4A

Dan Raymond

  • Regional – 2A University of Chicago HS

Bob Ryan

  • Regional – Waubonsie Valley
  • Regional – Wheaton Academy
  • Regional – Ridgewood
  • Sectional – Riverside Brookfield

Jeff Schanks

  • Regional – 4A Plainfield North
  • Super Sectional – 4A Triton College
  • State Series – 4A Semifinals Joliet – Second Trip Down State

Troy Stockton

  • Regional – Freeport 6/4

Gary Stratton

  • Regional – 4A St Charles East HS
  • Regional – 4A Naperville North HS
  • Regional – 2A Chicago Christian HS
  • Sectional – 4A Lake Park HS

Mark Voyda

  • Regional – Resurrection
  • Regional – Evanston
  • Regional – Willowbrook

Michael Weber

  • Regional – 3A (location unknown)

Johnny Wilkins (First Postseason Assignments)

  • Regional – 1A Walther Lutheran 5/2
  • Regional – 3A Fenton HS 5/3
  • Regional – 4A Geneva HS 5/4
  • Regional – 3A St Francis HS 5/5
  • Regional – 2A Timothy Christian HS 5/7

AOA Members Assigned to 2021 IHSA Softball Playoffs

Posted on July 29, 2021 / Posted under Announcement, Softball

Regional

  • Don Christ
  • John Cournane
  • Jim Galbavy
  • Mark Ginski
  • Al Grember
  • Dan Krueger
  • Tim Loughnane
  • Mike Narranjo
  • Javier Saez
  • *Chris Schaefer (Hononary)
  • Scot Sutherland
  • Sal Vasta

Sectional 

  • Don Christ
  • John Cournane
  • Jim Galbavy
  • Dan Krueger
  • Tim Loughnane
  • Mike Narranjo
  • Javier Saez
  • *Chris Schaefer (Honorary)
  • Scot Sutherland

Super-Sectional

  • Mark Ginski 
  • Tim Loughnane
  • Mike Narranjo

State Finals

  • Mark Ginski
  • Tim Loughnane
  • Dan Krueger (Umpire-In-Chief) 

2021 Football Division Meetings

Posted on July 19, 2021 / Posted under Announcement, Football

Thursdays, 07:00 PM Central Time

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88457076176?pwd=Y21xdUxKYkUyVGRqYmpoVjJpVEhtQT09

Meeting ID: 884 5707 6176

  • Jul 22, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Jul 22, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Jul 29, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Aug 5, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Aug 12, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Aug 19, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Aug 26, 2021 07:00 PM

This season’s meetings will feature breakout sessions and lively football situation discussions.
For members to receive Level 2 Clinic Credit – 2021 dues must be paid and attendance at a minimum of 4 of the 6 regular meetings confirmed. Dues for the 2021 Fall Season will be $35 are now payable online.

Mar 10 Softball Division Meeting

Posted on March 14, 2021 / Posted under Announcement, Softball

March 10 : IHSA Certified Softball Level II Clinic Session Agenda

** Did you provide First & Last Name & IHSA ID # to Obtain Credit for 3/10 Meeting **

7:00pm – 7:05pm Dan Krueger: Clinician Introduction, Zoom Protocols, Registration
7:05pm – 7:55pm Videos, Look-Back Rule, Pre-game & Post-game with Partner
7:55pm – 8:00pm Tracie Henry, IHSA SB Administrator, Preseason Softball Video
8:00am – 8:20pm Q & A : * Any Topic *
8:20pm – 8:30pm Review 3/17, 3/24, 3/31 Clinic Session Agenda & Adjourn

3/17 : Clinician is Fred Schlessinger
3/24 : Clinician is Bonny Kuenster
3/31 : Clinician is Steve Verive

Don Christ : 847-254-7099, GCAC H.S. Softball Assignor

Mar 3 Softball Division Meeting

Posted on January 29, 2021 / Posted under Announcement, Softball

Level 2 Softball Clinic is Free with the AOA Membership Fee of $20

The Athletic Officials Association Softball Division would like, again, to offer its current members and new first-year members the possibility of receiving Level 2 clinic credit for attending a minimum of three of five scheduled meetings. We received IHSA approval for this format in 2021.

AOA Softball meets for five consecutive weeks on a Wednesday evening, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. In the past we have met at Fenton High School, however, due to COVID-19, we plan to conduct our training sessions online virtually​.

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Zoom Webinar will be made available at 6:45pm to allow buffer time and accommodate sign-ins. Each training session will include video and a presentation utilizing IHSA Certified Clinicians, as well as guest speakers such as IHSA Administrator Tracie Henry. 

TopicTimePresenter
You make the call – video30 minDan Krueger
Base umpire mechanics20 min
Coaches round table
Perry Peterson, Head Coach Barrington
Molly Freeman, Head Coach Hersey HS
25 min
Question and Answer15 min
March 3, 2021

Baseball Division 2021

Posted on January 12, 2021 / Posted under Baseball

The Athletic Officials Association Baseball Division would like, again, to offer its current members and new first-year members the possibility of receiving Level 1 clinic credit for attending a minimum of four of six scheduled meetings. We received IHSA approval for the same format in 2020 and the program was very successful.

AOA Baseball meets for six consecutive weeks on a Wednesday evening, from 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM. Normally we would meet at Naperville North High School, however, due to COVID-19, we plan to conduct our training sessions online. By attending 4-6 meetings, each person would get 8-12 hours of training.

February 3, 2021
1) TMac’s Teachable Moments– Close Call Sports– 60 minutes
2) Base Running Awards – John Cyr, 30 minutes
3) Strike Zone/Working the Plate – 30 minutes

February 10, 2021
1) Interference (other than Batter) and FPSR – Pat Weber 35 minutes
2) Live Ball vs. Dead Ball – Steve Harms 35 minutes
3) Developing Your Goals in Umpiring – Brad Snyder 35 minutes

February 17, 2021
1) MLB Umpire – Dan Bellino – 90 minutes
2) Pitching Regulations/Balks – Bob Copas – 30 minutes

February 24, 2021
1) Infield Fly – Steve Harms – 35 minutes
2) Warn/Restrict/Eject – Craig Davelis – 35 minutes
3) Professionalism Do’s and Don’ts – Brad Snyder – 35 minutes

March 3, 2021
1) Handling Lineup Card – Bill Mushrush – 30 minutes
2) Batting Out of Order – Bill Mushrush – 15 minutes
3) You Make the Call Video Review – Greg Johnson – 60 minutes

March 10, 2021
1) Rules Changes and POE – Alan Albert – 25 minutes
2) New DH Rule Alan Albert – 30 minutes
3) NFHS Part 1 Exam Review – John Cyr/Greg Johnson 50 minutes

Nov 19 Basketball Division Meeting

Posted on November 17, 2020 / Posted under Basketball

The next pre-season meeting of the Athletic Officials Association basketball division will be held on Zoom on Thursday, November 19.  Check-in runs from 6:45 to 6:55 p.m. and the presentations start promptly at 7:00 p.m.   Members in good standing will receive their Zoom Access Code each week via email.  


WEEK EIGHT — AOA BASKETBALL MEETING SCHEDULE  
Thursday, November 19
700 – Welcome
705 – Presentation 1: Being A Good Partner, Don Williams
725 – Presentation 2: Rules Overview: NFHS Rules 1-2-3
745 – Presentation 3: Fighting Penalty Administration Review, Joe Spagnolo
810 – Meet The Assigner: Steve Bellmore, Northern Lake County and Fox Valley Conferences
820 – Plays of the Week
825 – Announcements
830 – New Officials Workshop 101

Mini-Session Synopsis

Mini-Session # 1: “Being A Good Partner”
There are three teams on the court at one time and the one that needs to be on the page the most are the officials.  Don Williams reviews the expectations of working with your partners and what steps you should take to make yourself, and your partners, the best they can be.

Mini Session # 2: “Rules Overview: NFHS Rules 1-2-3
Every rule in the rules book has equal importance and all must be enforced.  The first three rules are seldom studied but still essential to your success as an official.  Joe Spagnolo will review these sections in a quick overview that will make these introductory sections no longer difficult reading.

Mini-Session # 3: “Fighting Penalty Administration Review”
Brought back by popular demand, this review of proper administration of the fighting penalty should complement your rules knowledge when the dreaded fight takes place in your game.


Casebook Play of the Week # 1:  A1 is unable to attempt either of the two free throws awarded because A1 was injured during the play. A6 enters, replaces A1 and attempts the first free throw. A6 shoots an airball.  A7 reports and enters to replace A6 to shoot the second free throw.  Is this permissible?

Casebook Play of the Week # 2:  Team A substitute No. 25 reports to the table for the first time with approximately one-minute remaining in the second quarter and is beckoned onto the court. No. 25 plays the remainder of the second quarter. During halftime intermission, the official scorer realizes No. 25 is not listed in the scorebook and informs the officials when they return to the court before the start of the third quarter.  What penalties will be assessed? 

Nov 12 Basketball Division Meeting

Posted on November 10, 2020 / Posted under Basketball

The next pre-season meeting of the Athletic Officials Association basketball division will be held on Zoom on Thursday, November 12.  Check-in runs from 6:35 to 6:55 p.m. and the presentations start promptly at 7:00 p.m.   

WEEK SEVEN – AOA BASKETBALL MEETING SCHEDULE  
Thursday, November 12
700 – Welcome
705 – Presentation 1: Pre-Game With Partners, Paul Schoessling
725 – Presentation 2: Focus on the Rules – Rule 5:  Scoring & Timing Regulations
745 – Presentation 3: Professionalism During a Pandemic, Bob Horvath
810 – Meet The Assigner: Bob Horvath, Suburban Prairie & Southwest Suburban Conferences
820 – Plays of the Week
825 – Announcements
830 – New Officials Workshop 101

Mini-Session Synopsis

Mini-Session # 1: “Pre-Game With Partners”
There’s no better way to get everybody in your officiating crew on the same page than to have an effective pre-game meeting.  Paul Schoessling will provide concepts and essentials of being prepared and effective, so that your crew can be the best team on the court.

Mini Session # 2: “Focus on the Rules – Rule 5 – “Scoring and Timing Regulations”
The basics of Scoring and Timing Regulations are presented.  Topics covered include Scoring Fundamentals, Time-Out Basics, Time-Out Administration and End of Quarter situations.

Mini-Session # 3: “Professionalism During a Pandemic”
2020 has created a whole new ballgame with officials and professionalism.  Bob Horvath will discuss what will be the new normal for this season and how the official-assignor-game administrator relationship will now change with new situations in the ongoing pandemic. 


Casebook Play of the Week # 1:  While the ball is in flight on a try for goal by A1: (a) B1 touches the ball and then time expires; or (b) time expires and then B1 touches the ball. The ball continues in flight and enters Team A’s basket.  What is the status of these plays? 

Casebook Play of the Week # 2:  Following a violation in the first extra period, the timer informs the referee that by mistake the period started with: (a) more; or (b) less than four minutes on the clock.  How are these situations rectified? 

Nov 5 Basketball Division Meeting

Posted on November 6, 2020 / Posted under Announcement, Basketball

The next pre-season meeting of the Athletic Officials Association basketball division will be held on Zoom on Thursday, November 5.  Check-in runs from 6:35 to 6:55 p.m. and the presentations start promptly at 7:00 p.m.   Members in good standing will receive their Zoom Access Code each week via email.
  
WEEK SIX — AOA BASKETBALL MEETING SCHEDULE  
Thursday, November 5
700 – Welcome
705 – Presentation 1: IHSA Part 1 Rules Exam Review
725 – Presentation 2: Focus on the Rules – Rule 8: Free Throw
745 – Presentation 3: Tim Loughnane, Game Management
810 – Meet The Assigner: Rich Parsons, Northeastern Athletic Conference
820 – Plays of the Week
825 – Announcements
830 – New Officials Workshop 101

Mini-Session Synopsis

Mini-Session # 1: “Part 1 Rules Exam Review”
A review of the Part 1 Rules Examination is presented.

Mini Session # 2: “Focus on the Rules – Rule 8 – “Free Throw”
The basics of the free throw rule are presented.  Topics covered include Free Throw Administration, Mechanics and Violations.

Mini-Session # 3: “Game Management”
Although Rules Knowledge and Mechanics are essential for success in officiating, there are many times where a mastery of game management skills can make or break your performance.  Tim Loughnane will review game management techniques, what to look for and how to assess them. 


Casebook Play of the Week # 1:  B1, in a marked lane space, enters the lane prematurely. The administering official properly signals the violation and A1 attempts the free throw. However, A1’s attempt does not enter the basket or touch the ring. Is there a violation on this play? 


Casebook Play of the Week # 2:  A1 is fouled but erroneously is not awarded two free throws even though the automatic bonus is in effect. Team A is given a throw-in, and A1 inbounds the ball to A2 who is tied up by B1 resulting in a held-ball situation. The error is discovered following the held-ball call. The possession arrow is pointing to B’s basket. How can we correct this situation? 

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