• Last Updated - March 16, 2018
  • COA Annual Banquet - April 27

    It’s time now for all COA members to celebrate another successful season at the COA Annual Banquet. Please join us at the COA Annual Banquet to be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Hawthorne Race Course (31st and Laramie Avenue). Cocktails will begin promptly at 6:30 P.M. This year the Hall of Fame welcomes 2018 inductees; Bill Neketis and Bill Jones. Additionally, we are excited to announce that the 2018 Ellie Hasan Award Recipient is legendary football coach, Frank Lenti. Please join the COA to celebrate another great season in books and to honor our distinguished award reciptients. Last year's award winners bios and full information can be found on the banquet brochure. The banquet is $50 per person. You can sign up and pay for the banquet, as well as your 2018-2019 COA dues by visiting our website (www.coaofficials.com) and logging in using your email address and password and clicking on the payment option. See you at the banquet!
  • 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.
  • Summer Basketball Camps

    Basketball season is winding down, but summer and camp season are around the corner. Looking to continue learning and improving at this avocation this summer? We will attempt to compile all camps into one place as information continues to come in. Please check back frequently for a comprehensive list of 2018 Summer Basketball Camp opportunities.
  • 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

Spring Football Meetings

April 10

May 8

Annual Banquet - Hawthorne

April 27

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