2020 IACO New Officials Basketball Class

The New Officials Basketball Class prepares the participant to officiate high school basketball Games.  This six-week FREE course includes classroom 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 5
Week 2:  Monday, October 12
Week 3:  Tuesday, October 20
Week 4:  Tuesday, October 27
Week 5:  Monday, November 2
Week 6:  Tuesday, November 1

LATE SUMMER Beginning Umpire Clinic

The Inter-Athletic Council of Officials (IACO), Metro-Chicago is hosting Beginning Umpire Clinic, which is designed for new Umpires with little or no experience  up to 5 years experience.  Umpires who have not attended an IHSA clinic or who have never umpired a high school game will find this clinic helpful. Our goal is to help you acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to 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. The clinic will be in Northfield with instruction directed by Illinois High School Association Certified Clinicians. The IHSA registered official who attends at least 3 of the 4 sessions will get IHSA Level 1 Baseball or Softball Clinic Credit.

LocationZoom meetings
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Mondays: Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5
Fee: $15.00*
*Students (High School or College) will be admitted for free with a Student ID Card.

2020 Football Training Class

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.

DateTuesdays, July 7th 2020 – August 11th (6 weeks)
*** New material is presented at each session
Time7:00-9:00pm
LocationsClasses will be held online via ZOOM.
You computer, tablet, etc needs certain capabilities and a camera and microphone to properly participate.
FeeFREE! *plus officials applying thru the class for their first IHSA license pay only $35 (normally $70). 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.
ClinicParticipants must attend 4 of the 6 sessions to meet
IHSA requirements to earn a Certified Clinic Credit

Questions? Contact Training Curriculum Chairperson, Laurie Jordan at training [at] iaco-official [dot] org

2020 Football Clinic

Join your fellow football officials at this annual clinic from anywhere!

IACO 49th Annual Football Clinic
Saturday, August 8th, 2020
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM via Zoom

Featured Speakers include:
Jeff Stern, Referee Magazine
Sam Knox, IHSA

Track 1 and Track 2 options that have been so popular in the past are available again this year!

Special on-line price this year is $15.00

2020 Beginning Umpire Clinics

The Inter-Athletic Council of Officials (IACO), Metro-Chicago is again hosting Beginning Umpire Clinics, which are designed for new Umpires with little or no experience. Umpires who have not attended an IHSA clinic or who have never umpired a high school game will find this clinic helpful. Our goal is to help you acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to 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. Again this year we have several clinic sites to make it more convenient for you to attend. The clinics will be in Northfield, Bremen High School, Kishwaukee College, Midlothian, Bolingbrook, Rockford and Libertyville, with instruction directed by Illinois High School Association Certified Clinicians.The IHSA registered official who attends at least 3 of the 4 sessions will get IHSA Level 1 Baseball or Softball Clinic Credit.

Objectives

  • Train new officials to become competent High School Level Baseball/Softball umpires
  • Learn basic rules
  • Learn basic mechanics
  • Connect with a local officials association for assignments, advanced training and mentoring
  • The entire clinic cost is $25 for IHSA officials, payable in advance or at the door. Students, high school or college, will be admitted free with a student ID card.

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