November 11 Basketball Division Meeting

Posted on November 10, 2021 / Posted under Announcement, Basketball

The final pre-season meeting of the AOA Basketball Division will be held on Zoom on Thursday, November 11 at 7:00 pm.
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WEEK SIX – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11 – ZOOM
Meeting Theme: Being the Best You Can Be
7:05 – Randy Wilson, Bench Decorum and Dealing with Coaches in a Post-Pandemic Society
7:35 – Tim Loughnane, How To Be A Good Partner
8:10 – Fifteen Minutes With… The AOA Basketball Division Board
8:25 – Announcements
8:30 – Officials Workshop 101

October 21 Basketball Division Meeting

Posted on October 19, 2021 / Posted under Announcement, Basketball

AOA Basketball Division Members and Friends of AOA Basketball:

The next meeting of the AOA Basketball Division will be held on Zoom on Thursday, October 21 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
Passcode: 931984
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WEEK THREE – THURSDAY. OCTOBER 21 – ZOOM 

Meeting Theme: Learning from Our Miscues
7:00 – Welcome
7:05 – Don Williams, How Did You Learn That?
7:30 – Rich Parsons, What I’ve Learned from My Failures
8:05 – Fifteen Minutes With…Rich & Don
8:20 – Announcements
8:30 – New Officials Workshop 101 – What Do You Want Out of Officiating? 

October 14 Basketball Division Meeting

Posted on October 13, 2021 / Posted under Announcement, Basketball

The next AOA Basketball Division Meeting will be held in-person at York High School, 355 West Saint Charles Road in Elmhurst at 7:00 pm.  A complimentary gift will be presented to those AOA members who have completed their registration on-line.  If you have not already done so, you can register on-line today at:  https://www.athletic-officials.com/basketball/basketball-membership/

Our meeting will be held in Room A294 at York High School, 355 West Saint Charles Road in Elmhurst.  You can park in the lots just north of Saint Charles Road and enter through the Academic building, which is left to the American flag as you face north, going towards the school.   Room A294 is on the second floor of the Academic building.

We are also planning to have a post-meeting social event at the Silverado Restaurant immediately following the meeting.

WEEK TWO – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 – YORK HIGH SCHOOL
Meeting Theme: Video, Video, Video
6:45 – Registration 7:05 – Joe Spagnolo, Video Review: Proper Mechanic Concepts
7:30 – Joe Spagnolo, Video Review: And There’s No One Here To See It
8:00 – Announcements
8:15 – Social Event at The Silverado Grill, 447 Spring Road, Elmhurst, IL

October 7 Basketball Division Meeting

Posted on October 5, 2021 / Posted under Announcement, Basketball

The first meeting of the AOA Basketball Division will be held on Zoom on Thursday, October 7 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

2020 AOA MEETING SCHEDULE

WEEK ONE – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 – ZOOM
Meeting Theme: Getting Ready
7:05 – Joe Spagnolo, Pre-Game A-to-Z
7:25 – Fred Allman, New Rules and Points of Emphasis
8:00 – Fifteen Minutes With…Fred Allman
8:15 – Plays of the Week
8:25 – Announcements
8:30 – New Officials Workshop 101

Mini-Session Synopsis

Mini-Session # 1: “Pre-Game A-to-Z”
It’s an alphabet soup version of quick bullet points that IHSA Clinician Joe Spagnolo will cover just about every concept that we need to cover in our pre-game.  Short, sweet, and effective.  I can’t believe someone hasn’t thought of this earlier.  A must for all officials to start their game off on the right track. 


Mini-Session # 2:  
“New Rules and Points of Emphasis”
IHSA Rule Interpreter Fred Allman will provide his annual overview of pre-season updates and expectations for the upcoming season. 

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 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

TIP OF THE WEEK – YOUR PARTNER NEEDS YOU

Posted on October 8, 2015 / Posted under General

9/28/15 – As a new official I walked into the locker room for a game and found out I was working with a two-time state finals ref. After a good pregame, I was confident that he would be able to get us out of any trouble that happened during the game. There were two important plays that were in between us that I let go, because I thought that he should make “the big calls.” It turns out I had much better looks at both plays and should have gotten them. I was hurting the crew because I did not cover my area or help out when my partner needed me. If you find yourself as the more experienced partner, let your partners know that you need them to cover their area and call their game. They should be comfortable and confident to make the big calls.

Tip of the Week – Legal Play or Backcourt Violation?

Posted on October 7, 2015 / Posted under General

9/21/15 – Player A1 brings the ball into his frontcourt and into a defensive trap in the corner of the sideline and division line.  A1 picks up the ball and sends a bounce pass to his teammate standing with both feet in their frontcourt.  A1’s pass bounces once in the back court before A2 catches it.  Legal or violation?

Tip of the Week – Injury During Play

Posted on October 2, 2015 / Posted under General

2015-09-14 – Have a player injured during play in a game? Be aware that you need to put the players’ safety at the highest priority. You may stop the clock and suspend play when the ball is dead, when the injured player’s team is in control, or when the opponents complete a play. By definition a play is completed if the team loses control, which includes attempting a shot. Also, if the opponents stop trying to score or advance the ball, stop the play. If it is necessary to protect an injured player, you may immediately stop the clock. (Rule 5.8.2 Note)

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