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.