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