2016 Football Division Clinic

Posted on July 8, 2016 / Posted under Announcement, Football

July – September 2016
Fenton High School
Bensenville, IL

Members/Participants must attend 4 out of 6 meetings to qualify for clinic credit

Online Membership Registration

July 28, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Mechanics Overview
5A State Final Crew, Chris Head, Larhone Miles, Mike Outten, Ivan Palamore, Andre Golston

August 4, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 pm
IHSA overview
Sam Knox, IHSA Head of Football
Doug King (HUDL)

August 11, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Room 218/220
Kicking Game
Mark Cunningham

August 18, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Conflict Resolution and Professionalism
2A State Final Crew: Michael Zuckerman, Tom Cappelen, Tom Lowe, Darrell Schrag, Kevin Lindell

August 24, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 pm – WEDNESDAY
New rules and applications
Bill Laude

September 1, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 pm
You Make the Call – video clip review
Ted Lepucki

Online Membership Registration

AOA Members Assigned to 2016 IHSA Baseball Playoffs

Posted on June 14, 2016 / Posted under Announcement, Baseball

State Finals

Craig Davelis — 3A/4A

Super Sectionals

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

In Memoriam: Bob Fisher

Posted on May 31, 2016 / Posted under Announcement

In Memoriam: Bob Fisher, AOA Member

We recently learned that Bob Fisher, a long time AOA member passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016. Services were held in Lebanon, TN

2016 AOA Basketball Camps

Posted on May 7, 2016 / Posted under Announcement, Basketball

Date: Saturday, June 25
Location: Elmhurst College
Target Audience: Officials with 1-3 Years Experience
Cost: $10

Date: Saturday, June 18
Location: Northern Illinois University Convocation Center
Target Audience: Officials with previous Three Person Experience
Cost: $50

Basketball Banquet

Posted on March 17, 2016 / Posted under Basketball, Social

This year’s post-season Basketball Banquet will take place on Thursday, March 31 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison IL. Open bar begins at 6:30pm, dinner is at 7:30pm, and the general program starts at 8:15pm.

2016 New Umpire Training Meetings

Posted on December 29, 2015 / Posted under Announcement, Baseball

The baseball division will offer a 30 minute session for new officials just before the general meeting. These “rookie” meetings will begin at 6:30 PM, in Room 184, at Naperville North High School. These 30 minutes sessions are designed for people just beginning their baseball umpire careers. They are recommended for those with 0 to 2 years of experience. These sessions will help you navigate the process of getting registered with the IHSA, how to find games and where to acquire umpire uniforms and equipment. There will be some basic rules instructions and one man mechanics will be covered. You will be assigned an experienced umpire as a mentor. The mentor’s role is to help you with issues regarding rules, umpire mechanics and game management as these things come up during your season.

The dates for these sessions are: Feb 10, Feb 17 & Feb 24 and Mar 2, Mar 9 and Mar 16, 2016.

2016 Baseball Umpire Training Meetings

Posted on December 29, 2015 / Posted under Announcement, Baseball

Baseball Division will meet at Naperville North High School, Room 184, from 7-9 PM, beginning Wednesday, February 10, 2016. We will meet on 6 consecutive Wednesdays. Mark your calendars now.

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2016
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2016
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016

In Memoriam: John Hie

Posted on December 28, 2015 / Posted under Announcement

Long time AOA member John Hie passed away Christmas Eve at 11:30pm. He was with his wife Mary and family.

John was a IHSA Softball and Football official. John frequently filled in on Ed Stanley’s football crew. He was a great umpire, really knowing how to deal with the players in the middle of the field and a good friend with a great Irish sense of humor.

John was inducted into the Chicago 16″ Softball Hall of Fame and the Illinois Football Officials Hall of Fame.

Funeral Tuesday, lying in state at St Alphonsus Liguori, 411 N. Wheeling Road, Prospect Heights from 9:30am to 10:30am. Mass at 10:30am Interment All Saints. cooneyfuneralhome.com

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