Softball Clinic Dates 2022

Posted on January 6, 2022 / Posted under Announcement, Softball

AOA Softball Division

Wednesdays:  1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16. 2/23
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: ONLINE CLINIC
Clinic: Level 2

Contact: John Cournane
Phone: (773) 556-5047
Email:  j [dot] bc [at] hotmail [dot] com

Cost:  Free to Members which includes a Season Ending Banquet / $35 for Non-Members
MUST attend 3 out of 5 meetings to receive IHSA Clinic Credit. 

Baseball Umpire Clinic 2022

Posted on December 7, 2021 / Posted under Announcement, Baseball

Announcing AOA Baseball Umpire 2022 Clinic Dates (100% on-line)

AOA’s Baseball Umpire Division will begin spring meetings on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, and will meet on six consecutive Wednesdays starting at 6:45 PM.

As noted below all six meetings will be held on-line using Zoom Webinar and Zoom meetings.

Register now and lock in your spot so you do not miss any important updates and emails.

Member Dues:

  • First year dues are waived if you have never been registered with the IHSA as an umpire.
  • If you have never been a member of the AOA then we offer a reduced fee of $15.00 (excludes lapsed AOA baseball members).
  • Renewing Membership dues are $25.00 (Reduced to reflect on-line platform)

All members that meet the membership requirement and attend at least 3 of the six meetings will receive Level 1 Clinic Credit form the IHSA as well as a free gift.

To reserve your spot, Click here to register

As we finalize our presenters and the schedule we will have a full list of Topics and Presenters on the AOA website.

For additional information send an email to aoabaseball [at] gmail [dot] com

Week 1

  • Pre-Game Concepts Joe Spagnolo, AOA Executive Board President
  • TMac’s Teachable Moments, Tim McCaffrey – Close Call Sports
  • Baseball PreGame with Partners and Coaches – Bill Mushrush

Week 2

  • World Series Experience – Dan Bellino, MLB Umpire
  • FPSR – Brad Snyder
  • Appeals – Greg Johnson

Week 3

  • Confidence in Conflict for Sports Officials – Peter Jaskulski
  • Interference – (Batter, Runner, RLI) – Pat Weber

Week 4

  • Obstruction – Steve Harms
  • Pitching Regulations and Balks – Bob Copas

Week 5

  • Game-Ending Situations – Steve Harms
  • 2-Person Mechanics – Greg Johnson
  • Breakout Rooms 
  •     1-Person Mechanics – Greg Johnson
  •     3-Person Mechanics – John Cyr

Week 6

  • COVID Protocols and Top 5 NFHS Part 1 Missed Questions – Sam Knox, IHSA Executive for Baseball
  • Rules Changes and POE – Al Albert – Clinician
  • DH Rules/Substitutions – John Cyr
  • NFHS Part 1 Exam – Greg Johnson/John Cyr

October 28 Basketball Division Meeting

Posted on October 26, 2021 / Posted under Announcement, Basketball

The next meeting of the AOA Basketball Division will be held on Zoom on Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 pm.  
If you have not already done so, please complete your membership registration at: https://www.athletic-officials.com/basketball/basketball-membership/ 

Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82233257549?pwd=NDY3WEt6YW1hTXF3MmVhckJjcGFuUT09

Meeting ID: 822 3325 7549

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2021 AOA MEETING SCHEDULE

WEEK FOUR – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28 – ZOOM
Meeting Theme:  Getting to the Next Level
7:05 – Steve Honacki, Advancing As An Official in Your Officiating Career
7:35 – Lamar Simpson, Knowing What It Takes to Get To The Next Level
8:05 – Fifteen Minutes With…Steve & Lamar
8:20 – Announcements
8:30 – Officials Workshop

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

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