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

Meeting Highlights

Bruce Firchau - Basketball Museum of Illinois Chairman
Bruce Firchau - Basketball Museum of Illinois Chairman
Bruce Firchau - Basketball Museum of Illinois Chairman
Bruce Firchau - Basketball Museum of Illinois Chairman Speaks at FVOA Meeting

Bruce Firchau, Chairman of the Basketball Museum of Illinois, made a live presentation asking for donors to this most worthy cause in need of help to reach a 5 Million dollar museum in Pontiac. Many members stepped up with a five-year commitment for $100 per year. The FVOA made a 5 year commitment as well. The FVOA Board of Directors ask each member to consider a make an individual 5 year donation.

For more information and to donate, go to http://basketballmuseumofillinois.com/membership/donations-and-membership.

 
Joel Wisz, FVOA Board Member
Joel Wisz, FVOA Board Member
Joel Wisz, FVOA Board Member, talked about importance of basketball pregame. Joel passed out to all in attendance a copy of his updated Basketball pregame.  We will have copies available at the upcoming meetings. Be sure and attend the next 3 upcoming meetings as we have some items that will be given out to attendees.  Possibly some FVOA whistles and lapel pins.  You have to attend to get em!

 

Veteran Officials Tom Cordogan and Rich Petersen take us through Basketball Rule 4
Veteran Officials Tom Cordogan and Rich Petersen take us through Basketball Rule 4 on 10/11/16

 

FVOA President Tom Brophy teaches Violations

FVOA President Tom Brophy teaches Violations on 11/18/16.

Phrases of Doom

Remember, there is a $1 fine if any FVOA member uses any of the following terms during a game:

  • He / she didn’t take it in the chest
  • Over the back
  • It wasn’t my call
  • On the floor
  • That is a hard foul
  • That is a moving screen
  • He / she wasn’t set
  • We don’t need a pregame
  • Hands off
  • I saw it but I thought you had it

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