The board is putting the final touches on our 2017 umpire training. Meetings will be held on six consecutive Wednesdays. The dates are; February 8, 15, 22 and March 1, 8 & 15, 2017. March 22 is reserved as a “make up” date.
The meetings will be held at Naperville North High School. The school is located on the corner of Ogden Ave/Route 34 and Mill St.) in Naperville. Meetings go from 7:00-9:00 PM in Room 184.
We will have new umpire sessions starting at 6:30 PM on the same dates. New umpire sessions benefit officials with 2 or fewer years of baseball experience.
Invite someone you know that has an interest in becoming an umpire, or someone that has experience and wants to prepare for the upcoming baseball season.
Dues will remain $30. Dues are waived for first time members.
Keep watching your email for more information about the 2017 meetings.
The AOA is celebrating 100 years of Officiating Excellence and will be recognizing this memorable event with all of our divisions, Hall of Fame members, former members, and guests. Come join us for this milestone event on Saturday, May 20th , 2017 and save the date on your calendar.
In addition we need your help to contact any of our alumni members so please reach out to former AOA officials and have them send us a note so we can include them on our email list for this event. Please send any contact information to Ted Lepucki at lepuckited [at] aol [dot] com
You won’t want to miss this gala event as we have a great agenda planned along with our banquet at the Diplomat West, 681 West North Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126.
We will be contacting you with more details in the near future and look forward to seeing you at the Centennial Celebration!!
– AOA Centennial Planning Committee
Craig Davelis — 3A/4A
Craig Davelis — Crestwood 4A
Bill Mushrush — Augustana 3A
Craig Davelis — St. Viator
Vince Mastandrea — Rochelle
Bob Copas — Lincoln Way West
Jeff Schanks — Chicago Brooks
Chuck Graber – Illinois Wesleyan semi-final
Ruben Rodriguez –Illinois Wesleyan semi-final
Steve Harms — Stevenson**
Bill Mushrush — Oswego
Jeff Brogan — Holy Trinity play in game*
Don Hoener — Walther Christian
Jim Meurer — Timothy Christian
Mike Sawicki — Guerin Prep
Mike Stensen — St Joseph Weschester
Don Arnold — Belvidere
Bob Copas — St. Pat’s
John Cyr — Benet Academy
Bob Jenkins — Montini
Steve Harms — Benet Academy
Joe Marks — Benet Academy Final
Bill Mushrush — Kaneland
Bob Pauls — Sycamore
Ruben Rodriguez — Kaneland
Mike Stensen — Chicago Harlan
Gary Stratton — Palo Heights
Bill Vincent — Marian Central
Jim Adamski — Bolingbrook
Craig Davelis — Palatine
Chuck Graber — Bolingbrook
Ed Hayes — Glenbrook North*
Steve Jakes — Metea Valley
Vince Mastandrea — Maine West
Jim Meurer — Sandburg
John Norder — Chicago Kennedy Play in
John Norder — Reavis (Burbank)
Jim Piazza — Metea Valley
Mike Sawicki — Maine West
Jeff Schanks — Lockport
Pat Schenck — Glenbard West
* First Assignment in State Playoff Series
** First Assignment at that level