• Last Updated - September 16, 2019

  • 2019 Basketball Meetings

    Basketball is back! Our first basketball meeting will be held in conjunction with our Annual General meeting at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at St. Laurence High School and will feature guest speaker and three time Final Four official Tom O'Neill. Pizza and beverages will be served. All remaining meetings will be at De La Salle High school each Tuesday at 7pm starting October 15. For a full list of meetings, presenters, and topics, please check out our 2019 Basketball Meeting Schedule.
  • Fall Football Meetings

    Football members - mark your calendars! It's time to prepare for a brand new season! All football topic meetings will again be held at Hinsdale South High School in Darien, IL (unless otherwise noted) on Tuesdays, beginning August 6. For a full list of clinic topics, please see the official Meeting Announcement Flyer. See you at the meetings!
  • COA Annual Banquet

    On April 26, the COA celebrated its 90th year! The event was again hosted at Hawthorne Race Course. This year the COA honored Gary Grovohena by awarding him our Ellie Hasan award. We also be inducted Pat Bayers, Tom Kleinschmidt, and Pam Young into the COA Hall of Fame. Thanks to everyone that was able to join us! Please check out the full Banquet Brochure for a full listing of bios on our 2019 honorees!
  • COA Apparel Orders

    We are happy to announce that we will once again be taking orders for COA Apparel. An extensive inventory of options is available - anything from shirts and pants to socks and bags are options to get great gear and show your affiliation to this association. Available items are listed in this catalog. Once selecting your items, all orders should be emailed directly to Dave Wetzel at wetz6@comcast.net.
  • COA Annual Dues

    Annual dues remain a terrific bargain at $45 for a single sport and $60 for two sports. Use the “pay now” link located on the MY ACCOUNT page to pay your dues and banquet fees. Anyone who has not paid their dues by June 1, 2019 will be assessed a $10 late fee to register after that date. If you have any questions or problems making payment or navigating on the web site please use the “contact us” link to explain the problem.
  • 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

Basketball Meeting Schedule

All Meetings at De La Salle at 7 PM unless otherwise noted. See Meeting Flyer in Announcements for details

Oct 8 - ANNUAL MEETING 6:30 PM at ST LAURENCE HS - guest speaker Tom O'Neill

Oct 15 - Effective Communication, Reviewing Film, and Assignor Expectations

Oct 22 - Building Your Foundation to Help Your Officiating

Oct 29 - Video Review - Game Interrupters, Illegal Screens, 10-1-4

Nov 5 - Block/Charge Plays and "Paying It Forward"

Nov 12 - DIfficult Game Situations and Part 1 Test Review

Nov 19 - Scrimmage and Social (6pm with Social to Follow)

Football Meeting Schedule

All Meetings at Hinsdale South unless otherwise noted. See Meeting Flyer in Announcements for details

Sept 17 - Penalty Enforcement

Sept 24 - Elevate Your Game - Weekly Prep, Game Review, and Pregame

Oct 1 - Social Night - DeLaSalle HS - SPECIAL GUESTS: Jerry Markbreit, Don Hakes, Bill Corollo

Oct 8 - ANNUAL MEETING and talks by Tony Michalek and Bill Lemonnier - St. Laurence HS

Oct 15 - Game Film Review

Oct 22, 29, Nov 5, 12 - All Game Film Review

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