• Last Updated - October 4, 2017
  • 2017 Basketball Meetings

    Basketball season is around the corner and it's time to start preparing for a brand new season. All basketball meetings will be held at DeLaSalle High School, except the meeting on October 17, which will be held at St. Ignatius. Meetings will begin October 10. For a full list of upcoming meetings, please see the full Basketball Meeting Schedule.
  • Free IACO New Official Basketball Training - 7 Week Course

    The New Officials Basketball Class prepares the participant to officiate high school basketball games. The 7 week course includes classroom instruction on the rules of the high school basketball game and appropriate officiating mechanics. Appropriate officiating philosophy for high school is also discussed. The class provides sufficient training to obtain a basketball officiating license from the State of Illinois. To register, visit the IACO Website.
  • 2017 Football Meetings

    Mark your calendars. It's time to prepare for a brand new season. Again, all Fall Football meetings will be held at Hinsdale South High School in Darien, IL on Tuesdays beginning August 1. For a full list of upcoming meetings, please see the full Football Meeting Schedule.
  • COA Annual Banquet

    The COA has had another successful season that was celebrated at the annual banquet at Hawthorne Race Track on April 28. This year the COA honored Jim McHugh by awarding him our Ellie Hasan award. We also inducted John Hodel and Gregg Buchner into the Hall of Fame and honored Bishop McNamara football coach Rich Zinanni with the Coaches Award. Bios and full information on this years award winners can be found on the banquet brochure. The banquet continues to be a terrific bargain at $45 per person. You can sign up and pay for the banquet, as well as your 2017-2018 COA dues by visiting our website (www.coaofficials.com) and logging in using your email address and password and clicking on the payment option.
  • 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

2017 Football Meetings

For full meeting details, click on the link in the announcements. All meetings will be held at Hinsdale South unless otherwise noted.


Oct 12 - Annual Meeting - ***St. Laurence HS - Pizza and beverages will be served

Oct 17 - Game Film Review

Oct 24 - Playoff Prep and Game Review

Oct 31 - Game Film Review

Nov 7 - Game Film Review

Nov 14 - Game Film Review

Feb 13 - Bowl Review

2017 Basketball Meetings

For full meeting details, click on the link in the announcements. All meetings will be held at DeLaSalle High School unless otherwise noted.


Oct 10 - Meet the CCL Coaches/Assignors Expectations

Oct 12 - Annual Meeting - ***St. Laurence HS - Pizza and beverages will be served

Oct 17 - ***St. Ignatius - Mechanics and Positioning

Oct 24 - Collegiate Officiating Mechanics that can help ANY game

Oct 31 - IHSA points of emphasis, rule changes, and mechanics

Nov 7 - Know your rules! and Part 1 Test Review

Nov 14 - Basketbal Scrimmage and Social

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