Meetings Begin July 26, 2018 7:00PM at Fenton High School in Bensenville
Jul 26 Introductions Sideline Management – Craig Reges & Paul Tanzillo
Aug 2 Pass Interference – Tim Loughnane
Aug 9 Pre-Game Warm Up and Stretches – Ursula Dams, Asst. Dir. Of Gottlieb Center of Fitness
Aug 16 Difficult situations/professionalism – Octavio Herrera/Jim Schwarz/Marv Dampeer/Dave Butts/Tim Kiefer
Aug 23 Personal fouls/USC – Octavio Herrera & Jeff Conrad
Aug 30* Crew relations with coach and school – Ralph Kubek
Aug 30th meeting at Salt Creek Golf Club at 1051 North Prospect Avenue Wood Dale right next door to Top Golf on Prospect Avenue. Appetizers served at 7:15
Attending 4 of the 6 meetings will make you eligible to vote and hold office; you must also pay clinic fees to receive Level 2 Clinic Credit.
The IACO Football Officials Training Class prepares the participant by covering game rules, play situations, penalty enforcement, game timing, and mechanics (positioning) through presentations and game film review. After completion of the class and earning an IHSA (Illinois State High School Association) sports officiating license, you will be given the opportunity to be assigned to officiate high school football games for the upcoming season. Officials with 1-2 years experience also find this class very advantageous and are welcome to attend.
7:10 – 7:30 Take 5 (5 video clips for review and discussion with Craig Reges)
7:30 – 7:45 Rules Review with Ted Lepucki
7:45 – 8:30 Guest Speaker
Date Time Topic Presenter
July 27, 2017 7:00–9:00pm Introductions, Mechanics Overview - Gary Grohovena
Aug 03, 2017 7:00–9:00pm Kicking Game - Tim Kiefer
Aug 10, 2017 7:00–9:00pm Conflict Resolution and Professionalism - Dennis Doyle
Aug 17, 2017 7:00–9:00pm Penalty Enforcement - Octavio Herrera
Aug 24, 2017 7:00–9:00pm New Rules review - Chris Terpstra
Aug 31, 2017 7:00–9:00pm Force/Red Zone - Mark Cunningham
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!!
IACO is hosting an 8 week training class for either brand new to football officiating or those who have 1-2 years experience and want to accelerate their learning curve. Course includes classroom presentations and game film analysis on rules, penalty enforcement, and game timing plus on-field instruction on proper mechanics/positioning.
No Prerequisites, only an enjoyment of the sport
Earn your IHSA Officials License
FREE tuition and discounted IHSA License fee
Taught by Licensed and Certified Football Officials
Classes meet Tuesdays starting June 23 at five different locations around the Chicagoland area.
The AOA Football Division held its annual Year-end Banquet on Tuesday November 4th at the Diplomat West. Thirty-five members attended the banquet. Outgoing Division President Craig Reges recapped the past year of activities including recognizing those individuals that earned post-season assignments from the IHSA.
The Football Division announced the following Officers and Board Members for 2015.
President – Laurie Jordan
Vice President – Craig Reges
Secretary/Treasurer – Steve Halberg
Associate Board Members
Additionally, the Board announced Anthony Lane, second year official, as the 2014 Moscardini Award Winner; inducted Rich Klein into the AOA Football Hall of Fame; Tom Buchner and Octavio Herrera accepted on behalf of Rich who is now living in Florida, and congratulated Les Van Zandt after he announced his retirement from Varsity Football after 13-seasons.
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