Coaches Clinic for Beginners
IACO in partnership with the Great Lakes Officiais Association is offering a Rule Clinic for Coaches to help New coaches get insight into common rules that umpires administer and coaches’ question. We think smarter coaches and umpires makes for smarter ball players, which improves the game.
This will be presented by Dave Schopf (GLOA Vice President) and Don Collings (GLOA Softball Commissioner). Coaches have requested we cover, Pre Game Responsibilities, Dropped 3rd Strike, Infield Fly Rule, Obstruction, Interference, Look Back Rule (Softball), Balks (Baseball), Fair-Foul ball, Base awards, Pitching rule, followed by a free for all discussion.
The dates are Saturday January 14 from 9 to 11am, and Wednesday, January 18 from 7 to 9 pm. The sessions will be on ZOOM and will require advance registration and a charge of $10.
Questions?? Email/Text Don Collings at (847) 875-0514 or email GLOA-Don [at] Comcast [dot] net
Meeting 1 – January 14 9 to 11 am
Meeting 2 – January 18 7 to 9 pm
2023 Beginning Umpire Clinics
The Inter-Athletic Council of Officials (IACO), Metro-Chicago is hosting Beginning Umpire Clinic, designed for new Umpires with little or no experience via remote learning.
Simply put, you can get clinic credit in the comfort of your home in front of your computer.
Umpires who have not attended an IHSA clinic or who have never umpired a high school game will find this clinic extremely helpful. Our goal is to help you acquire the knowledge necessary to improve your skills as an umpire, get you connected with a Local Officials Association (LOA) and ultimately assigned to high school games. We encourage experienced officials from other sports who are just starting as a softball or baseball umpires to join us.
We will also assist in registering new umpires. Umpires from youth and park district leagues are welcome to attend. Age is not a factor. The clinic will be directed by Illinois High School Association Certified Clinicians. The IHSA registered official may receive either Level 1 Baseball or Softball Clinic Credit.
|Clinic 1||Zoom Meeting||February 11, 9 AM to 1 PM||$10.00**|
|Clinic 2||Zoom Meeting||February 18, 9 AM to 1 PM||$10.00**|
Questions??? Email Don Collings at GLOA-Don [at] comcast [dot] net or Text/call (847) 875-0514
IACO Basketball Level 1, In-Person Clinic
Date: Saturday November 5, 2022
Site: Elmwood Park High School
Time: Doors open at 7:00 AM Clinic from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $25 on the IACO Website
Cost at Door: $35
Awesome training opportunity!
Hope to see everyone there!
IACO Basketball Clinic Committee
2022 IACO New Officials Basketball Class
- Earn your IHSA Officials License
- Class is FREE ~ Discounted IHSA License Fee
- Taught by Licensed & Certified Basketball Officials
- Income Opportunity
- Open to ages 17–60+, Men & Women
- No Prerequisites…Work When You’re Available
The New Officials Basketball Class prepares the participant to officiate high school basketball games. This six-week FREE course includes online instruction on the rules of high school basketball and appropriate IHSA officiating mechanics. Officiating philosophy for the high school game is also discussed. The course incorporates over 100 video clips and numerous review sessions of NFHS rules. This class is ideal for basketball officials with zero to four years of basketball officiating experience. Officials new to the IHSA will be able to obtain an officiating license at a reduced rate. Completion of the class will allow the participant to earn IHSA Level 1 Clinic Credit. Participants must attend a minimum of four sessions to be eligible for IHSA clinic credit.
All CLASSES WILL BE OFFERED ONLINE USING ZOOM TECHNOLOGY
Classes will run from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on these dates:
Week 1: Monday, October 3 – download class materials
Week 2: Tuesday, October 11 – download class materials
Week 3: Tuesday, October 18 – download class materials
Week 4: Monday, October 24 – download class materials
Week 5: Tuesday, November 1 – download class materials
Week 6: Monday November 7 – download class materials
IACO Football Clinic – Levels I & II
In-person August 6, 2022 – Naperville North High School 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
“Zoom” August 8, 2022 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cost: $ 35.00 (in advance) $ 45.00 @ door
Advance payment qualifies for both in-person and “zoom” Clinics.
Speakers: Sam Knox, Rick Karhliker, Jeff Conrad, Bill Book, Bill Orris, Jeff Carr, Mike Outten, Tom Hug, Lauri Jordan, Marv Dampier, Octavio Herrera.
Training Sessions – Level Two – 2+ years experience
- 8:00 – 10:00 am General Session
- 10:10 – 12:00pm On-field Mechanics
Training Session – Level One – Beginner to 2 years’ experience
- 8:00 – 10:00 am General Session
- 10:10 – 11:00 am Break Out Session 1
- 11:10 – 12:00 pm Break Out Session 2
Vendors will be present: Purchase Officials and Officials Only.