Official Shirt Available

Posted by Mike Powers 

Minerva Promotions in Bloomington is once again making a special order for the popular IHSA Track and Field Officials shirt.  I have attached that order form to this email.  They come in RED and WHITE.  You can get the US FLAG embroidered on the right sleeve and the IHSA OFFICIALS LOGO can be embroidered on the left sleeve for an additional charge.  You can also order the IHSA necktie. 

Do the following to place an order:

  1. Print the order form
  2. Complete the order form
  3. Mail the order form with check or credit card information to Minerva Promotions in Bloomington.  Address at bottom of form.
  4. All orders are due to their office by February 10, 2018.  All orders will be processed at that time.
  5. Please do not send the order to me!!!

I will have some order forms at the ITCCOA Annual Meeting this Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Eastland Suites in Bloomington.  You may pick up one then.

Hope to see you on Saturday at the Annual Meeting.  Contact me if you have any questions.

Happy Holidays!





Officials Honored at Annual Meeting

posted Dec 19, 2017, 4:55 AM by John Pearson

Patty McHugh was announced as the honoree of the Rookie of the Year at the annual meeting held Saturday, Dec. 9th in Bloomington. The Hall of Fame inductees were Lonelle Poole and Tom Todd. Full biographies can be found here

Annual Meeting Agenda Posted

posted Dec 5, 2017, 12:04 PM by John Pearson

The agenda for the meeting to be held on Saturday, December 9th can be found below the meeting page link, or by clicking here directly.

Officials Honored at Annual Conference

posted Aug 2, 2017, 4:38 AM by John Pearson

The IHSA Officials Conference had an Awards Program at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Here are some pictures from the program.

Glenn Cothern
Glenn Cothern of Gibson City. 50 years. 

Richard Cox of Sterling. 50 years.

John Betteridge of Elmhurst. IHSA Cross Country Official of the Year. 
Keith Jacobi of Batavia. Boys Track and Field Official of the Year. 
Don Hackler of Ridge Farm. Girls Track and Field Official of the Year.

Thanks to Mike Powers for the information and photographs! Congratulations to all!

2018 Clinic Information

posted Jun 16, 2017, 4:44 AM by John Pearson

What:         IHSA Track and Field Officials Clinic (Level 1) 

When:             Saturday, January 20, 2018

Where:           St. Charles East High School    

1020 Dunham Road 

St. Charles, IL  60174


Time:              9:00 am. to 3:00 pm.


§  This is a Level 1 Clinic.  We are targeting 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-year IHSA Officials.

§  Officials of any year of experience may attend and receive IHSA clinic credit.

§  “Hands-On” Clinic.  We will put a starter’s pistol in your hand.  Athletes will be available.

§  As an IHSA Official, you will typically be the Starter and the Referee.  You will learn to manage the Starting Line and make basic decisions with all the Field Events.

§  Refreshments and Lunch will be provided.

§  There will be DOOR PRIZES!!  

§  Meets all IHSA Clinic requirements.

Cost:               $40.    ($50 at the door)

Registration:  Pre-register online 

Contact:         Mike Powers, Past-President ITCCOA Cell phone:  630-234-2848

IHSA Shirt Donation

posted Feb 21, 2017, 9:01 AM by John Pearson

Angelo Rinchiuso has made arrangements to collect and send any unwanted IHSA polo shirts to a country that could use gently used clothing. If you wish to donate please bring them to the Boys State Meet.

Hall of Fame / Rookie of the Year Announced

posted Dec 23, 2016, 8:03 AM by John Pearson

At the annual meeting, Pete Tucker and Van Steckelberg were honored as the 2016 recipients of the ITCCOA Hall of Fame. Rookie of the Year awards went to Jordan Sieger, Jonathan Troyer, and Cliff Norman. Bios and photos can be found on the recognition page of the web site. Congratulations to all honorees!

IHSA Track XC Shirts Offered by Minerva

posted Nov 23, 2016, 4:41 AM by John Pearson

Attached is a special order form Minerva for an IHSA T&F Officials shirt.  The ITCCOA has been doing this for years.  The deadline for ordering is February 11, 2017.  Order forms and checks are to be sent to Minerva in Bloomington by Feb 11.  They will not send out any of the shirts until the deadline dates. See order form below (IHSA TRACK XC ORDER FORM 2017).


Officials of the Year Announced

posted Jul 24, 2016, 3:47 PM by John Pearson   [ updated Jul 25, 2016, 5:11 AM ]

Here is a picture of all three IHSA Officials of the Year that were awarded in East Peoria last weekend.   

Left to right.

Roger Brown of Chicago. Boys Track and Field

Jim Rhode of Dwight. Cross Country

Tim Cross of Metamora. Girls Track. 

John Wehmeier

posted Jul 24, 2016, 3:45 PM by John Pearson   [ updated Jul 25, 2016, 5:13 AM ]

Congratulations to John Wehmeier of Milstadt for completing 50 years of Track and Field officiating. He was awarded an IHSA watch at the IHSA Summer Clinic held last weekend in East Peoria. John is retiring this year.

9 mm Starter Pistol w/ Ammo

posted Jul 19, 2016, 4:49 AM by John Pearson   [ updated Jul 25, 2016, 5:09 AM ]

You've got to check out these 9 mm starter pistols at . It’s called the STALKER.  Only $70. Comes in many models and finishes.  And the 9mm shells are only $16 for a box of 50. Maybe our answer for the expensive Winchester .32 shells that we can't find. And for the expensive Alfa pistols. These 9mm shells are as loud as the .32 shells if not louder. Have some smoke and flash. Used mine at a USATF club meet last Saturday and fired over 100 shells and the cylinder is just as clean as when we started. Doesn't have all the packing that the Winchester shell has. This starters pistol is made in Turkey and is engineered just like the Alfa.  The smoke and flash comes out the TOP of the gun.  Seems to be well engineered and manufactured.  These are new on the scene so I don’t know the history and longevity.  They are the rave for starters out east.   You can buy three for the price of one Alfa.  Now the gun takes the 9mm RK blank.  You can buy them at and also sells them for a few cents cheaper per box. I have some links below.  If you go to first, do a search for STALKER.  I will bring mine to the IHSA Officials Conference in Peoria this weekend. Submitted by Mike Powers

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