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

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.
Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82233257549?pwd=NDY3WEt6YW1hTXF3MmVhckJjcGFuUT09
Meeting ID: 822 3325 7549

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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 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

Passcode: 931984
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Meeting ID: 822 3325 7549
Passcode: 931984


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

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
Dial by your location: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

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. 

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
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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) 
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