• Last Updated - June 14, 2018
  • Heartland Officials Clinic

    Great camp and learning opportuity at Northside Prep June 21 and 22. This is a great opportunity to increase your skills in officiating, learning from veterans and clinicians such as John Hodel, Ken Maziarka, Rich Parsons, John Scanlon, Nitin Rao, Jesus Perez, and more. All information to register is available through the link here.


  • Johnny Garcia and Mike Luzzi - IBCA HOF Inductees!

    Huge congratulations go out to COA members Johnny Garcia and Mike Luzzi on their induction to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall-of-Fame! The ceremony took place on May 5 on the campus of Illinois State University and saw them honored for their achievements in officiating! Congrats Johnny and Mike!
  • COA Basketball Camp/Clinic

    The COA Basketball Committee is happy to announce that we will be running a very affordable ($20 for COA Members) Camp/Clinic this summer both to help with the required IHSA credits and to assist our members grow and develop while being observed by various area assignors. For more information, please click on our Camp Information Announcement. To register, please complete the Camp Registration Form and send to Mike Luzzi at the address in the form.
  • COA Annual Banquet - Recap

    COA members celebrated another successful year at the COA Annual Banquet. On April 27, we were excited to honor Hall of Fame welcomes 2018 inductees Bill Neketis and Bill Jones along with Ellie Hasan Award Recipient Frank Lenti. Full bios on our honorees and a full list of past recipients can be found in our banquet brochure.
  • Football Spring Meetings

    Mark your calendars! It's that time of year to start preparing for a brand new season. Our Spring Meetings will be held on Tuesdays at Hinsdale South in Darien. For full information, please see the full "Spring Football Announcement.
  • COA Scholarship Awards and Applications

    The COA Board is excited to announce that applications for the "LT Bonner" Football and "Rich Weiler" Basketball Scholarships are now available. Applications should be turned in as early as possible prior to the camp or clinic you intend to attend and will be reviewed by the scholarship committee. Awards will be disseminated at the discretion of the board. There is a total of $500 of dedicated dollars available per sport. To be eligible, applicants must:

    1) Must be a dues paying member of the Association for the sport you are seeking a scholarship.
    2) Must have attended at least 75% of the rules interpretation meetings conducted by the football or basketball committees.
    3) Must be willing to make a presentation on what you learned at the camp or clinic at a football or basketball rules interpretation meeting during the next season.
  • Registering for the Arbiter

    In order to be assigned games, all officials must register for The Arbiter. Full instructions on how to register and begin working games can be found here.

Upcoming Events

Heartland Basketball Clinic

June 21-22 - see announcements

Fall info coming soon!

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