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