Breakout Session # 1: “Effective Communication During Conflict” Conflict on the court can take place with players, coaches, spectators and even partners. IHSA Clinician Mark Siekierski reviews his presentation on key communication techniques to use when conflicts arise on the court.
Breakout Session # 2: “The Basics of Legal Defenders” Successful officiating starts with identifying that defenders have established legal guarding position and that they maintain that legality throughout
Meetings held at Fenton High School Rooms 302 & 304, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. To be a member in good standing you must attend 3 of 5 meetings. Dues remain at $35 payed at the first meeting attended, Clinic is free to members
Softball Meeting January 29, 2020 Umpire Pre-Season Training Program / Concussions Professionalism 20 Test Questions
Softball Meeting February 5, 2020 Conflict Resolution Pre-Game Meeting with Partners and Coaches 20 Test Questions
Softball Meeting February 12, 2020 Working with an Assigner – (assigners will attend, bring your open dates) Coaches Panel – (3 coaches to attend) 20 Test Questions
Softball Meeting February 19, 2020 Batting Out of Order and Substitutions Strike Zone Philosophy 20 Test Questions
Softball Meeting February 26, 2020 Rules Changes and POE Working the Bases 20 Test Questions
Softball Clinic February 29, 2020 9 AM -1:30 PM Location: Fenton High School, Bensenville, Il Room 302 Clinic Level: 1 & 2 Affiliated Organization: AOA Contact: Tony Swat Email: Nozs [at] aol [dot] com Cost: Free for Members/ $35 for Non-Members Clinician Dan Kruger Chuck Leach with Official Call – Vendor
Sunday May 17, 2020, AOA Softball Banquet Shoeless Joes, Addison IL
Breakout Session # 1: “Decision Making & Self-Talk” Even with sufficient preparation, basketball officiating comes down to getting the play correct on the court. Three-time state final official Don Williams reviews the “in’s and out’s” of decision making on the court and utilizes your internal thinking mechanisms to help you determine what you do and when you are supposed to do it.
Breakout Session # 2: “Owning Your Primary with Conflict Resolution” Officiating your Primary Coverage Area is a universal statement at all levels of basketball. The importance of taking ownership of your area is paramount in determining success on the court. AOA Secretary/Treasurer Tim Loughnane talks about the importance of being the best official in your area and what sometimes happens when officials reach into areas that don’t belong to them.
8:35 – 8:45 p.m. – Meet Your Assignor – Sal Vasta: GCAC & DuKane Conferences
8:45 – 8:50 p.m. – Play of the Week Review
8:50 – 9:00 p.m. – Announcements
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Social Event at The Silverado Grill, 447 Spring Road, Elmhurst, IL
Breakout Session Synopsis
Breakout Session # 1: “Effective Communication with Coaches”
Some of the more difficult things about being a basketball official is communicating with coaches. Veteran basketball official Bob Copas will simplify the process by reviewing what to expect and how to deal with coaches during a contest.
Breakout Session # 2: “Being the Best Team on the Court”
Goal setting is essential for success on the court and striving to be the best team on the court everyday pays dividends. The high school officiating crew of Mark Cladis, Nick Cladis and Joe Spagnolo will share their past experiences and their processes, which your crew can use to be the best team on the court every night.
AOA Basketball Meetings start on October 3, 2019 at York High School
Check-in begins at 6:45 p.m. and will run until 7:25 p.m. prior to each meeting. The first presentations begin at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Each meeting will conclude with a guest assignor and a social at a nearby establishment.
Meeting Dates: Thursday, October 3 Thursday, October 10 Thursday, October 17 Thursday, October 24 Thursday, October 31
2019 AOA Football Division meetings will kick-off July 25th 7:00pm at Fenton High School Auditorium.
Speaker Schedule for 2019 Season
July 25 Video Review Jeff Conrad (state final official) August 1 Officiating Mechanics Robert Ybarra (state final official) August 8 Tools of the Trade Chuck Graber (state final official) August 15 Working the Wings Sal Vasta (state final official) August 22 Penalty Enforcement Ted Lepucki (state final official) August 29* Using HUDL Effectively Tim Loughnane (state final official) > at Salt Creek Golf Club in Wood Dale
Once the Part 1 Test is released by the IHSA we will review it at our meetings.
AOA meetings qualify for a Level 2 clinic if you attend at least four of the six scheduled meetings AND pay the clinic fee. The clinic fee is included in the annual football membership registration, for new AOA football members the clinic fee is $40 for multi-sport AOA members and $50 for AOA football only members.
19 AOA Members received 2019 State Playoff assignments Regionals 18 Sectionals 10 Super Sectionals 3 State Final 2
Don Christ 2A Regional Chicago (Holy Trinity) G 1, 2, 3 & 4 4A Regional Evanston (Twp.) G 1, 2, 3 & 4
John Courname 3A Regional LaGrange Park (Nazareth Academy) G 1, 2 & 3 3A Sectional Hampshire G 2 & 3
Harold Frey – 1A Regional Amboy G 1
Bob Hawkins – 4A Regional Geneva G 2, 3 & 4
Dan Knapp – 3A Regional Glen Ellyn (Glenbard South) G 1, 2 & 3
Dan Krueger 3A Regional Burlington (Central) G 1, 2 & 3 4A Sectional Palatine (H.S.) G 1, 2 & 3
Joe Maestro 4A Regional Palatine (H.S.) G 1, 2, 3 & 4 3A Sectional Wauconda G 1, 2 & 3
Joe Marks – 4A Regional Hinsdale (Central) G 1, 2, 3 & 4
John McGuinnis 4A Regional Lincolnshire (Stevenson) G 1, 2 & 3 3A Sectional Wauconda G 1, 2 & 3
Bruce Morrick -2A Sectional Braidwood (Reed-Custer) G 1, 2 & 3
Barry Rees 4A Regional Hinsdale (Central) G 1, 2, 3 & 4 3A Sectional Lisle (Benet Academy) G 1, 2 & 3
Craig Reges – 4A Regional Lombard (Glenbard East) G 1, 2, 3 & 4
Rich Rosenthal – 4A Regional Geneva G 2, 3 & 4
Javier Saez 2A Regional Chicago (Holy Trinity) G 1 3A Regional Chicago (Brooks) G1 2A Sectional Lisle (Sr.) G 1
Jim Schindler 2A Regional Lisle (Sr.) G 1, 2, 3 & 4 1A Sectional Shabbona (Indian Creek) G 1, 2 & 3
Scott Stemple 4A Regional Naperville (North) G 1, 2, 3 & 4 4A Sectional Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West) G 1, 2 & 3 3A Super Sectional Bloomington (Illinois Wesleyan U.)
Tony Swat 4A Regional Des Plaines (Maine West) G1 1A Regional Chicago (C. Hope Academy) G 1, 2, 3 & 4 2A Sectional Lisle (Sr.) G 1, 2 & 3 2A Super Sectional Site Joliet (J. Jr. College) State Final Official 1A/2A
Sal Vasta 4A Regional Lombard (Glenbard East) G 1, 2, 3 & 4 4A Sectional Chicago (Marist) G 1, 2 & 3 4A Super Sectional Site Franklin Park-Northlake (Leyden) State Final Official 3A/4A
Mark Voyda – 1A Regional Chicago (C. Hope Academy) G 1, 2, 3 & 4