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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

Directions:  http://east.d303.org/directions                                       

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

Description:  

§  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  mtpowers1955@att.net

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 www.sharpimport.com . 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 SharpImport.com and CheaperThanDirt.com also sells them for a few cents cheaper per box. I have some links below.  If you go to www.sharpimport.com first, do a search for STALKER.  I will bring mine to the IHSA Officials Conference in Peoria this weekend. Submitted by Mike Powers

Veteran Official Article

posted May 11, 2016, 4:37 AM by John Pearson

Great article in the Galesburg newspaper about the retirement of long-time track official Van Steckelberg of Galesburg. Congratulations Van!!!  You will be missed. But he will still be selling those orange-sleeve jackets!!!!

Link to article below. 

https://shar.es/1eU7V8

Section 4W ITCCO Track Rules Test Prep Mtg.

posted Dec 5, 2015, 2:53 PM by John Pearson

Greetings Section 4W Officials:

I will be hosting a Track & Field Test Prep meeting at Grace Lutheran Church, in Springfield on Thursday, January 21, 2016.... beginning at 7:00 pm.  The church is located on the SE corner of 7th and Capitol. The entry door is located on the Capitol Ave. side of the church...just across the street from the entry to Lincoln Library. Free Parking is available in the lot on the SW corner of 7th and Capitol.

We will be going over the 2016 Track and Field Rules Test at this meeting.  I plan to have a power point presentation prepared by Galen Bennett which addresses some of the trickier questions on this years test.  Please print out a copy of all questions on this year’s test and bring them along with your rule book, case book, and track officials manual to the meeting.  You may also want to view the IHSA video also. I think you will get more out of the meeting if you have answered all of the questions prior to the meeting and viewed the meeting.

Refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP  to this email... or... leave me a voice mail at 217-553-3324 so I know how many people to expect. Please also leave me your cell number in case I need to reschedule the meeting due to weather reasons. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to drop me an e-mail or call me.

I look forward to seeing you on January 21!

John Rigg
Section 4W Section Leader
217-553-3324

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