2014 Football Crew Open Date Sheet

The new online Football Open Date Sheet process is now ready for your use. Previous paper Open Date Sheets will not be used or accepted. Only Football Crew Chiefs, both new and existing, will be allowed to use the new online process to electronically file their Crew information and Open Dates for the 2014 season. The process requires that you read and follow the on-screen instructions during each phase of the process. read more

 

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Basic Umpire School

Basic Umpire School prepares the participant to survive officiating the first 10 high school baseball/softball games. The 5 week course includes classroom instruction on the rules of the high school baseball/softball game and appropriate officiating mechanics. Officiating philosophy for high school is also discussed.

Two Locations! Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Center and Mundelein Park District

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2013 State Chain Crews

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IHSA 8A State Chain Crew
Jim Schwarz COA
Bob Buckley DOA
Chris Terpstra DOA
Mike Buckingham FVFO
Jack Jones FVFO
Dave Seastrom JFO

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IHSA 7A State Chain Crew
Ed Rafalski JFO
Rick Cunningham SSOA
Anthony Garner SSOA
Greg Lindgren SSOA
Simon Steiner SSOA
Mike Stenson SSOA

5A CREW HI RES

IHSA 5A State Chain Crew
Laurie Jordan AOA
Craig Reges AOA
Scott Stemple AOA
Lester Van Zandt AOA
Rich Wenzel AOA
Tim Cooper FVFO
Trainer – Ed Stanley

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IHSA 4A State Chain Crew
Ed Bjes AOS
Mike Boschan AOS
Rick Hess AOS
Jim Adamski FVFO
Tom Pelletier FVFO
Spiro Hayes SSOA

3A CREW HI RES

IHSA 3A State Chain Crew
Mike Warren FVFO
Greg Effler RVOA
Thomas Hoover RVOA
Mike McConville RVOA
Mike Russo RVOA
Dave Zeman RVOA

2A CREW HI RES

IHSA 2A State Chain Crew
Doug Andrews DOA
Chris Fagan DOA
Stacy Pegues DOA
Steve Walliser DOA
Roger Wittenauer FVFO
Dan Malone JFO

2013 Basketball Clinic

NOV9 Saturday, November 9th, the Inter-Athletic Council of Officials (IACO), will be hosting our annual basketball clinic at Hoffman Estates High School, which is located at 1100 W. Higgins Road, in Hoffman Estates, IL. Doors will open at 7:00 AM and the clinic starts at 8:30 AM. Pre-registration is $30 if received before November 4th and $40 at the door.

Parking will only be allowed on the NORTH and WEST sides of the building due to Hoffman Estates High School hosting the IHSA Boys State Soccer Finals. You will only be allowed to use the NORTHWEST entrance to enter the building. Parking will not be available on the east side of the building and you will not be allowed to enter the building on the east side. The gymnasium entrance will not be available.

Attending the IACO Basketball Clinic should be a high priority for all Chicagoland IHSA basketball officials. Most of the instructors are IHSA Certified Clinicians or officials who have worked the IHSA State Finals. The IHSA has implemented some mechanics changes that will be presented at the clinic. All current rule and mechanic changes will be covered throughout the day.

The clinic will run on a 3 track system which is actually three clinics in one. Track 1 for new officials, Track 2 for 2-person mechanics, and Track 3 for 3-person mechanics. You can switch tracks throughout the day. The clinic will begin with Opening Remarks in the Cafeteria at 8:30 AM followed by a 65-minute presentation by IACO Clinic Chairman and IHSA Basketball Rules Interpreter Fred Allman. Fred will go through the rule changes, editorial changes and clarifications, points of emphasis and other information from the IHSA. There may also be some time for questions. Fred’s presentation WILL NOT satisfy the Rules Meeting requirement. YOU MUST VIEW THE ONLINE RULES MEETING TO RECEIVE CREDIT.

Continental breakfast and hot buffet luncheon are included in the registration fee, along with a gift from IACO to the first 400 through the door. Bring your schedule, meet the assignment chairmen and pick up some games at the assignment table in the south hall. Most Chicago area conferences will be represented. Honig’s Whistle Stop, Gerry Davis and Official’s Call will be present to sell officiating equipment from 7:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Try it on before you buy and get the latest in official’s gear only at IACO.

Passing of Jeannie Klein

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jeannie Klein, wife of longtime Football and Basketball Official, Rich Klein, after a long battle with cancer. She passed away late Saturday evening surrounded by family. Please keep Rich and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Detailed are the arrangements for Jeannie Klein. Visitation will be Tuesday September 24, 2013 from 4-9pm at Montclair Funeral Homes located at 6901 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago 60634 http://www.dignitymemorial.com/montclair-lucania-funeral-home/en-us/directions.page

Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, September 25th beginning at 10am at Saint Hyacinth Basilica located at 3636 W. Wolfram Street, Chicago IL 60618 http://www.parishesonline.com/scripts/hostedsites/Org.asp?ID=5256

The family has respectfully asked that in lieu of Flowers donations be made to American Lung Association or the Robert H Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University http://cancer.northwestern.edu/home/index.cfm

2013 Basketball Training Class

Modules updated for 2013! Download them here

The New Officials Basketball Class prepares the participant to officiate high school basketball games. The 7 week course includes classroom instruction on the rules of the high school basketball game and appropriate officiating mechanics. Appropriate officiating philosophy for high school is also discussed. The class provides sufficient training to obtain a basketball officiating license from the State of Illinois.

Date : Mondays, September 30th, 2013 – November 18th (7 weeks)
Time : 7:00-9:00pm
Locations : Montini Catholic High School – Lombard
Fenton High School – Bensenville

 

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2013 Football Clinic

Saturday August 17th, 2013

** 2013 Location: Downers Grove South High School **

Multi-Level Concept: The IACO Football Officials Clinic is divided into experience levels. New officials should attend the Level 1 Clinic. Experienced officials should attend the Level 2 Clinic.

Experienced Speakers: Most speakers are Certified IHSA football officials with playoff experience. Many are also Certified IHSA Football Clinicians.

Game Assignments: Local football assignment chairs have been invited to be present. Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the people who do the hiring. And remember to bring your calendar with the dates you are available to officiate.

On-Field Experience: The best way to learn is by “doing it.” In addition to classroom sessions, Level 1 Clinic officials will spend time “on the field” officiating simulated plays and learning proper mechanics under the guidance of experienced officials.

Equipment Vendors: Beginning at 7:00 AM, Honig’s Whistle Stop, Gerry Davis Sports and The Official Call will have officiating equipment for sale… often at special clinic discount prices. Stock-up before the season begins.

Buffet Luncheon: Always a favorite at the IACO clinics! Plus it’s your chance to win gift certificates from the vendors!

Session with IHSA Rules Interpreter: A solid way to end the day. Any rules interpretation questions that have come up during the day may be asked of an IHSA Rules Interpreter at this time.

In order to better plan your day, we want to give you the agenda for tracks, speaker biographies, and the synopsis of what each speaker is going to cover:

2013 FB Clinic – Program Topic Synopsis
2013 FB Clinic – Biographies
2013 FB Clinic – Blocks 4 MM

Online registration is now closed so we can prepare name badges. Please register at the door.

2013 Football Training Class

Jun25 The New Officials Football Class prepares the participant to officiate high school football games. The 8 week course includes classroom instruction on the rules of the high school football game and appropriate officiating mechanics. The mechanics sessions provide training on a football field to teach participants the correct mechanics. The class provides sufficient training to obtain a football officiating license from the State of Illinois.

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2013 Advanced Football Training Class

Jul9 The Advanced Football Training Class is geared for officials with at least 3 years of varsity high school officiating experience. All levels of veteran officials are encouraged and welcome to register and attend. The class is a discussion format which includes game film on mechanics, penalty enforcement, the kicking and passing game, selected rules and other topics as determined by the participants. The class is to be challenging for the “R” level official and stimulating for the “C”. Held at two locations, Lisle H.S. & Bremen H.S. in Midlothian, Tuesdays, 7-9p beginning July 9 (5-6 weeks, schedule varies slightly per location).

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IACO New Umpire Training Class

Starting Monday January 28 for 5 weeks at the Mundelein Park District

The New Officials Umpire Class prepares the participant to survive officiating the first 10 high school softball/baseball games. The 5 week course includes classroom instruction on the rules of the high school softball/baseball game and appropriate officiating mechanics. Officiating philosophy for high school is also discussed.

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2012 Basketball Clinic Schedule

Saturday, November 3rd at Hoffman Estates High School

7:00 AM Doors Open. Continental Breakfast will be available. Vendors will be present and selling officiating supplies. Assignment Chairmen will be present and may have games available.
8:30-9:40 Opening Remarks and IHSA Basketball Items to Prepare You for the Upcoming Season by Fred Allman, IACO Basketball Clinic Chairman and IHSA Basketball Rule Interpreter
9:50-10:35 Professionalism Presentations
Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
Scott Massie Paul Schoessling Fred Allman
10:40-11:25 Conflict Resolution Presentations
Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
Matt Mann, Chuck Gonzalez Rich Parsons Peter King
11:30-12:40 LUNCH and RAFFLE
12:50-2:15 On-Court Mechanics
Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
2-Person. Bill DePue, Mike Snodgrass, Randy Steen 2-Person. Don Williams, Eddie Monaghan, Bryce Cann 3-Person. Fred Allman, Tom Huster, Stan Mitchell, Al Schweisthal