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

Baseball Division 2020

Posted on December 18, 2019 / Posted under Announcement, Baseball

Meeting Dates : Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 4, Mar 11, Mar 18 – make up if necessary

All classes start at 6:45 and are held in room 184 @ Naperville North High School

2019 Baseball Division Meetings

Posted on January 8, 2019 / Posted under Baseball

February 6, 2019

  • Umpire Pre-Season Training Program – Chad Pearson, Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach, University of Akron
  • Professionalism* – Gary Stratton
  • Mound Visits – John Cyr

February 13, 2019

  • Conflict Resolution* – Bill Mushrush
  • Ejection Reports – Jeff Siegel UMPS
  • Pre-Game Meeting with Partners and Coaches – Steve Harms

February 20, 2019

  • Game-Ending Situation – Steve Harms
  • Know Your Why – John Cyr
  • Working with an Assigner – Jordan Cohen (IOA)

February 27, 2019

  • Batting Out of Order and DH Substitutions
  • Strike Zone Philosophy – Jeff Collis FVB
  • Observation Program – Bill Mushrush

March 6, 2019

  • Rules Changes and POE – Al Albert
  • Working the Bases*  – Dan Marshall (CCUA)

March 13, 2019

  • Balks Video Compilation – Bob Copas
  • NFHS Part 1 Exam Review – John Cyr

Baseball Postseason Assignments

Posted on June 12, 2018 / Posted under Announcement, Baseball

Name Play in Regional Sectional Super College
Steve Marchese 2A Play-In (UIC) 3A Regional – St. Pats
Bob Copas 3A Regional – Chicago St. Pat’s CCAC & NACC
Ryan Mulcahy 2A Regional Elmhurst (IC) 4A Sectional Lockport
4A Regional St. Charles East
Craig Davelis 4A regional at Willowbrook 4A sectional at Loyola 4A super sectional at Crestwood
Craig Zimmerman 3A&4A
Jeff Schanks 4A Regional Naperville Central 3A Sectional Ottawa 4A Super Sectional Champagne
Vince Mastandrea 4A – Hoffman Estates Regional 4A – Hinsdale So. Sectional 3A – North Central College Super Sectional
Bob Pauls Aurora Christian 1A Regional Harvest Christian 1A Sectional
Bill Mushrush 4A Regional Yorkville 4A Sectional Hinsdale South
Greg Johnson 4A Regional – St. Charles East
Lino Novieli 4A – Hinsdale So. Sectional 3A – North Central College Super Sectional
Chuck Graber 3A Lisle Play-in
Pat Schenck 3A Wheaton Acad
Gary Stratton 3A Glenbard South
Steve Harms 4A Naperville Central Midwest
Brian Kingsley 4A South Elgin
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