Spring Banquet Postponed

The FVOA Board of Directors have discussed the current situation with the Covid 19 pandemic. It is of utmost importance that we act responsibly in the best interest of everyone’s health and welfare. 

We regret to inform all of you the FVOA Banquet will be postponed at this time due to the fluidity of the coronavirus. We wish to congratulate all of the members for a great season and post season assignments. We will update you if the banquet is rescheduled for later this year. In the meantime, please take care of your heath in preparation for another great year for the FVOA team.

As a public service announcement: Wash your hands frequently and see a doctor if you are sick. 
Anyone who paid their banquet registration fee via PayPal will receive a refund via PayPal.  This may take a few days for us, but we will refund everyone’s money.  If you mailed Pat a check, he will shred the check.  We plan on continuing the tradition of hosting a spring banquet.  We will always plan on the banquet being the Wednesday following the boys 3/4A boys state finals.  Next year that date is St Patrick’s day.  We may adjust next year based on the venue’s ability.

We will also like to recognize 5 members in the group who received Super-sectional and State Final assignments.  Chris Gilbert worked his second girls 3A super-sectional this season.  Rich Parsons, Tom Cordogan, Bob Issel and Bill Oostdyk received boys 3/4A super-sectional and state final assignments.  We know the guys were very disappointed the boys tournament was cancelled, but this is still quite an accomplishment for our group.

The FVOA Board of Directors

2018 Fox Valley Officials Association Officiating Clinics

The Fox Valley Officials Association will be hosting Level 1 and Level 2 clinics this summer. All clinics will meet IHSA requirements and are certified by the IHSA.

Level 1 Clinic for 2-Person Mechanics

(Note: For this level 1 clinic, there is NO requirement to officiate any games.)

This 2-Person Mechanics Clinic is designed for officials who are registered (X) and have less than 4-years’ experience. This clinic will emphasize basic mechanics and positioning for the 2-Person System along with topics including but not limited to sportsmanship, conflict resolution, professionalism, officiating philosophy and working with assignment chairmen and the IHSA. A portion of the classroom session will include the review of video clips of play situations This clinic primarily targets the newer official.

Location: McHenry High School West Cafeteria on Crystal Lake Road

Date: Thursday 6/21 (6:00pm-10:00pm) classroom. Games will be 6/22 and 6/23 if you wish to work. These games are in the McHenry High School Girls Shootout.


Level 2 Clinic for 3-Person Mechanics

(Note: For this level 2 clinic, there is a requirement to officiate 3 games.)

This is for the official that has or is moving to a full varsity schedule and is looking to advance within the IHSA tournament structure. This is held in conjunction with the Crystal Lake Boys Summer Shootout. This 3-Person Clinic is designed for officials who are recognized (R) and/or certified (C) with more than 6 years’ experience and are primarily interested in working boys’ IHSA contests. This clinic will emphasize mechanics and positioning for the 3-Person System, rules applications, video clips of game situations as highlights.  All clinics will be conducted by certified IHSA clinicians. Level 2 clinic attendees will be observed by state final officials, clinicians, and tournament officials with a collective 100+ years of experience. Many area assignors are also scheduled to appear and observe officials in game situations. These assignors are looking to hire for the 2018-19 season.

Location: Crystal Lake South High School, 1200 McHenry Ave. Crystal Lake

Dates: Thursday, 6/28 (6:00-10:00) classroom. Friday / Saturday, 6/23 & 6/24 games.


Cost: $ 45 for the clinics. (Official will NOT be paid for the games worked)

Please use our convenient registration form to sign up.

On behalf of the Fox Valley Officials Association, we thank you for your consideration and participation. We look forward to seeing you in June.

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