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
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.
Breakout Session # 1: “Communication At Its Best: Working With Others” This presentation is ideal for beginning and intermediate officials. Eddie Burns will discuss being an effective communicator with partners, players, coaches and game administrators. Learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of working with the other participants of the game.
Breakout Session # 2: “Getting Back to Basics” Veteran officials are expected to be perfect with all of the things they already know and master all of the new changes each year. The problem is that bad habits start to increase when things we’ve been used to are not part of an annual review. Joe Spagnolo will review the “set pieces” of basketball to make sure that all of us get back on the same page. This presentation is geared for varsity experienced officials and is an excellent way to start your pre-season.
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
Make sure you advise Art Kasak or Joe Fritisch of the following information:
The day you are working
The level you are working
The Home Team (and location if not at home)
The Away Team
If you want to send your schedule on a week by week basis, that is fine but try to get it to them before your game happens so they can request the film for you. Teams have responded within minutes of a request.
Don’t be shy about sending me your entire schedule. Do request sophomore or freshman games. We can get those.
Only members of the AOA get film through this system.
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