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