2018 Basketball Training Class

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.

Location 1: Montini Catholic High School, 19 W 070 – 16th Street, Lombard, IL

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm; September 18; September 25; October 1 (Monday); October 9; October 16; October 23; October 30.
NOTE: Classes will NOT be held at Montini Catholic on Tuesday, October 2. That week class will be held on Monday, October 1.

Location 2: Marian Catholic High School, 700 Ashland Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL

Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm; September 17; September 24; October 1; October 15; October 22; October 29; November 5.
NOTE: Classes will NOT be held at Marian Catholic on Tuesday, October 8. No classes will be held at Marian Catholic that week.

Fee: This class FREE to everyone! Plus new officials can get a $25 discount on their initial IHSA license.

Officials completing the class will be eligible for IHSA Level 1 Basketball Clinic Credit.

 

Training Class Registration

2018 Football Clinic

The Inter-Athletic Council of Officials (IACO) will be holding its 47th annual IHSA certified high school football officials clinic at Naperville North High School, 899 N. Mill St., IL 60563 on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Doors open at 7:00 AM, sessions begin at 8:00 AM. Online, pre-registration fee is $35.00, registration fee paid at the door is $45.

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”
learning proper mechanics under the guidance of experienced officials. NEW this year, Track 2 will receive on-field mechanics training with IHSA Clinicians and State Final Officials.

Equipment Vendors: Beginning at 7:00 AM, Purchase Official Supplies, 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.

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.

Lunch will be provided as well as a chance to win gift certificates from the vendors!

2018 Football Training Classes

The 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.

Week 1 Class (zip)

Week 2 Class (zip)

Week 3 Class (zip)

Week 4 Class (zip)

Week 5 Class (zip)

Week 6 Class (zip)

IHSA Resource (pptx)

Penalty Administration (pptx)

Date : Tuesdays, July 10th 2017 – August 14th (6 weeks)
On-field Mechanics Sessions: Saturdays, July 28 & August 11
Time : 7:00-9:00pm
8 Locations : Bremen High School – Midlothian map
Elmwood Park High School – Elmwood Park map
Hass Park – Chicago map
Kishwaukee College – Malta map
Libertyville High School – Libertyville map
Plainfield Central High School  – Plainfield map
Lisle Park District – Lisle map **Mondays, Jul 9 – Aug 13
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church – Palatine map **7/10; 7/12; 7/24; 7/31; 8/7; 8/14
Fee : FREE! *plus officials applying thru the class for their first IHSA license pay only $25 (normally $50). You must apply thru the class at the first session and not be licensed with the IHSA in any other sport to receive the discount.
Clinic : Participants must attend 4 out of 6 sessions in order to be eligible for clinic credit.
Questions? Contact Training Curriculum Chairperson, Laurie Jordan at training [at] iaco-official [dot] org

 

Advanced Football Training Class

This 201 level, class is geared for the experienced official. Each session will examine in depth, a specific rule, mechanic or situation. This is a discussion forum with input from all those attending. Prerequisite to participate is minimum of 5 years as an IHSA licensed official with at least 2 years working with a varsity or sophomore crew. Class meets at Bremen High School in Midlothian. Class is free of charge.
Four sessions : Mondays July 30, Aug 6, 13, & 20. 7:00-9:00pm

47th Annual IACO Football Clinic

Please save the date for the 47th Annual IACO Football Clinic which will be held on Saturday, August 4th at Naperville North High School.

Complete clinic information and online registration will be posted here as soon as details are finalized.

We hope to see you on Aug 4th!


Ed Bjes, Football Clinic Chairperson

Beginning Umpires Clinics

The Inter-Athletic Council of Officials (IACO), Metro-Chicago is again hosting Beginning Umpires Clinics. This is a Beginning Umpires Clinic designed for new Umpires with little or no experience or for umpires registered for several years and have not attended a clinic or in some cases have never umpired a high school game. Our goal is to help you acquire the knowledge and skills necessary improve your skills as an umpire. We encourage experienced officials from other sports who are just starting as a softball or baseball umpire to join us. We will also assist in registering new umpires. Umpires from youth and park district leagues are welcome to attend as well. This year we again have 6 clinic sites to make it more convenient for you to attend. The clinics will be in Northfield, Chicago Heights, Roselle, Bolingbrook, Rockford and Mundelein, with instruction from Illinois High School Association Certified Clinicians. The clinics will be 4 sessions in length and the IHSA registered official who attends at least 3 of the 4 sessions will get IHSA Level 1 Baseball or Softball Clinic Credit.

Class Objectives :

  • Train new officials to become competent High School Level
  • Baseball/Softball officials
  • Learn basic rules
  • Learn basic mechanics
  • Connect with a local official’s association for assignments advanced training, and mentoring

AWAY AT SCHOOL Umpire Clinics

The Inter-Athletic Council of Officials (IACO), Metro-Chicago is hosting two Away at School Umpire Clinics. This Umpires Clinic is intended for umpires who are out of the area due to school or job commitments and are unable to attend a regular Umpires Clinic. We selected the Christmas/Winter Break times as most of you will be home during this time. Umpires registered for several years and have not attended a clinic or in some cases have never umpired a high school game should plan on attending. Our goal is to help you acquire the knowledge and skills necessary improve your skills as an umpire. We will also assist in registering new umpires. Clinic sites are targeted to make it more convenient for you to attend. The clinics will be in Chicago Heights and Roselle, with instruction from Illinois High School Association Certified Clinicians. The clinics will be a 4 hour session and attendees must attend the entire clinic to receive IHSA Level 1 Baseball or Softball Clinic Credit.

Contact IACO Umpire Chairman, Don Collings at 847-875-0514 gloa [at] comcast [dot] net
Location 1: Roselle Park District, Scout Lodge – 204 E Pine, Roselle, IL 60172
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Fee: $10.00
Location 2: Marian Catholic High School – 700 Ashland Ave, Chicago Hts IL 60411
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Monday, Jan 6, 2017
Fee: $10.00

Clnic Objectives:

  • Train new officials to become competent High School Level
  • Baseball/Softball officials
  • Learn basic rules
  • Learn basic mechanics
  • Connect with a local official’s association for assignments advanced training, and mentoring

2017 Basketball Clinic

Saturday, November 4th, the Inter-Athletic Council of Officials (IACO), will be hosting our annual basketball clinic at Wheaton North High School, which is located at 701 W Thomas Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187 Doors will open at 7:00 AM and the clinic starts at 8:30 AM. Pre-registration online is $25 or $30 at the door.

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.

2017 Basketball Training Class

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 18th, 2017 – November 6th (7 weeks)
Time : 7:00-9:00pm
Locations : Montini Catholic High School – Lombard
Fenton High School – Bensenville

 

Go to registration form and module downloads

 

Homework Review Questions

NFHS Rule 1 Study Guide

NFHS Rule 2 Study Guide

NFHS Rule 3 Study Guide

2017 Football Clinic

Saturday August 12th, 2017

** Bolingbrook 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.

As a thank you for attending the clinic, each attendee will receive a special gift to commemorate 46 years of IACO Football Clinics.

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” 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!

Ed Bjes, Football Clinic Chairperson

Advanced Football Class

This 201 level, class is geared for the experienced official. Each session will examine in depth, a specific rule, mechanic or situation. This is a discussion forum with input from all those attending. Prerequisite to participate is minimum of 5 years as an IHSA licensed official with at least 2 years working with a varsity or sophomore crew. Class meets at Bremen High School in Midlothian and Scout Lodge in Roselle. Class is free of charge.

2017 Football Training Class

July 11 The 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.

Download Learn To Officiate Football Flyer

Entrance change to Bremen High School:
Enter campus at south end of building – 153rd St
Proceed to rear of building, Entrance #3 – Southeast corner of building
After entry, 1st hall on right – Room 120