IACO in partnership with the Great Lakes Officials 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. 

Fall 2023 dates are Saturday September 23 from 9am and Wednesday, September 27, from 7 to 9 PM. 

Spring dates are Saturday January 27 from 9 to 11am, and Wednesday, January 31 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 — September 23, 9 to 11 AM

Meeting 2 — September 27, 7 to 9 PM

Meeting 3 — January 27,  9 to 11 AM

Meeting 4 — January 31,  7 to 9 PM