Sports Officiating


NEW! Sports Officiating
Do you have a desire to help develop young athletes and coaches, serve your community by filling a critical shortage and earn extra income? Become a Sports Official! This exciting new series will provide you with the knowledge of the fundamentals of sports officiating, rules and regulations specific to five sports, and will prepare you to successfully pass the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) exam. All classes will be held on the IVCC Main Campus, Oglesby. This series includes 5 sessions of required classroom instruction covering basic fundamentals including:
• Officials Philosophy
• Psychology of Officiating
• Personal Fitness for Officials
• Managing Professional Responsibilities
• The Profession of Officiating

Sport specific instruction, for football, basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball
will cover:
• Officiating Techniques and Mechanics
• Rules Explanation and Interpretation
• Practical Experience

The five session Basic Fundamentals course is required prior to completion of the sport specific courses. Students may choose one, two, three, four or all five of the sport specific sessions. After completing the class, students must take the IHSA exam in their sport(s) of interest. Cost of IHSA exam registration is $70. However, students completing this course can register at the discounted rate of $35. Licensing will be further discussed in class. The following textbook is required for this course: Successful Sports Officiating, American Sport Education (2nd edition) and is included in the course fee. Each student is required to provide their
own whistle.

Basic Fundamentals Class Schedule
Wed Sep 18, 25 & Oct 2: 6-8 p.m.
Sat Sep 21 & 28: 9-11 a.m.
Rm 103, Gym Building, IVCC
Bernie Moore

Sport Specific Course Schedule
All sports specific lasses will be held in Rm 103, Gym Building, IVCC

Sat Oct 5 9-11 a.m.
Jim Knauf

Wed Oct 9 6-8 p.m.
Dale Tieman

Sat Oct 12 9-11 a.m.

Sat Oct 19 9-11 a.m.

Wed Nov 20 6-8 p.m.
Bernie Moore

The number of continuing education hours (CEs) is contingent upon the number of classes a student takes. Ten CEs will be issued for completion of the fundamentals course. Two CEs for each sport specific course. Join our team of experienced, successful, active Sports Officials as they guide and introduce you to the exciting and rewarding responsibility of being an effective Sports Official.
Course Number: CEU-7601-09
Tuition: $89

For more information about this series call Cathy Buck at (815) 224-0490 or email