Football Camps & Clinics

Football Camps & Clinics

July 13, 2017 - 7:30 am

2017 IACO Football Clinic Saturday August 12th, 2017

** At Bolingbrook High School **

Multi-Level Concept: The IACO Football Officials Clinic is divided into experience levels.

New officials should attend the Level 1 Clinic. Experienced officials should attend the Level 2 Clinic.

As a thank you for attending the clinic, each attendee will receive a special gift to commemorate 46 years of IACO Football Clinics.

Experienced Speakers: Most speakers are Certified IHSA football officials with playoff experience. Many are also Certified IHSA Football Clinicians.

Game Assignments: Local football assignment chairs have been invited to be present. Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the people who do the hiring. And remember to bring your calendar with the dates you are available to officiate.

On-Field Experience: The best way to learn is by “doing it.” In addition to classroom sessions, Level 1 Clinic officials will spend time “on the field” learning proper mechanics under the guidance of experienced officials.

Equipment Vendors: Beginning at 7:00 AM, Honig’s Whistle Stop, Gerry Davis Sports and The Official Call will have officiating equipment for sale… often at special clinic discount prices. Stock-up before the season begins.

Buffet Luncheon: Always a favorite at the IACO clinics! Plus it’s your chance to win gift certificates from the vendors!

Please contact Ed Bjes, Football Clinic Chairperson @ ebjes [at] yahoo [dot] com with any questions.

For more information, go to the IACO Website –

IACO Football Class for New Officials

This class is geared for those either brand new to football officiating or who have 1-2 years experience and want to accelerate their learning curve. The 6 week course includes classroom presentations and game film analysis on rules, penalty enforcement, and game timing plus on-field instruction on proper mechanics/positioning. Those completing the class will have the opportunity to officiate games this coming season.

Date : Tuesdays, July 11th 2017 – August 15th (6 weeks)
On-field Mechanics Sessions: Saturdays, July 15 & August 5 (sites TBD)
Time : 7:00-9:00pm
Five Locations : Tuesdays
Bremen High School – Midlothian map
Elmwood Park High School – Elmwood Park map
Hass Park – Chicago map
Libertyville High School – Libertyville map
Lisle Park District – Lisle map
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church – Palatine map
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

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Advanced Football Class for Experienced Officials

This 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 is free.
Dates : Bremen High School – Mondays, July 24, Aug 7, 14, 21 (4 sessions)
Scout Lodge – Tues 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, Weds 8/2, 8/15 (5 sessions)
Time : 7:00-9:00pm
Two Locations : Bremen High School – Midlothian map
Scout Lodge – Roselle map
Fee : FREE!
Questions? Contact Training Curriculum Chairperson, Laurie Jordan at training [at] iaco-official [dot] org

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