Location: York High School in Elmhurst

Thursday, October 4

6:45 – 7:25 p.m. – Check-In
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Breakout Session: Split Meeting Schedule
Breakout Session # 1: “Moving Through the Ranks” (Paul Frerking & Bob Vaughn) – Room A278
Breakout Session # 2: “The Nation’s Best Pre-Game” (Joe Spagnolo) – Room A290
8:00 – 8:05 p.m. – Break
8:05 – 8:35 p.m. – Keynote Address, Lamar Simpson, NCAA Official – Room A290
8:35 – 8:45 p.m. – Meet Your Assignor: Lamar Simpson, West Suburban Conference
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: “Moving Through the Ranks: Advancing to the Next Level”
This presentation is ideal for beginning and intermediate officials who would like to know what it takes to advance to the next level.  Assignor, College Observer and former Division I official Paul Frerking and IHSA Sectional and collegiate official Bob Vaughn will share their experiences and provide the “Do’s” of what to do to make it to the next level.

Breakout Session # 2: “The Nation’s Best Pre-Game”
Did you ever wonder what is talked about before the game at the Division I level in the officials’ pre-game?  You might be surprised that it is the same concepts we use on a nightly basis at the high school level.  Big East Conference Observer Joe Spagnolo will share his experiences in the pre-game meetings with the top officials in our game today.  This presentation is geared for varsity experienced officials and is an excellent way to start your pre-season.