Dear Fellow Official:
Yesterday I sent out an email regarding end of year playoff games. I would like to again highlight a few items and also provide you with the links to the rules for the respective levels (Tier 1, Tier 2, High School) as well as the rules regarding Girls’ games.
First, please note the following:
1. BE ON TIME! On time means arrive at your game AT LEAST 30 minutes prior to game time. Games may start early and your presence before the game will let everyone know you are ready to provide your best abilities. If circumstances will cause your delay in arriving at your game, contact your partner and the assigner IMMEDIATELY and let them know your situation.
2. DRESS APPROPRIATELY! “Appropriate” dress is business casual or greater. This does NOT include jeans, sweatshirts, baseball caps, gym shoes, etc.IHOA and AHAI are making a concerted effort to provide supervisors at as many forums as possible. All supervisors should be conspicuously dressed in attire identifying them as supervisors. When you arrive for your assignment, please check in with the AHAI/IHOA supervisor and/or the tournament director to familiarize yourself with their presence. If you have a question regarding any aspect of officiating or rules interpretation, I encourage you to discuss these issues with the AHAI/IHOA supervisor attending the function.
In the event you assess a game misconduct or match penalty, you should NOT comment on any suspension time regarding penalties. AHAI handles these cases and will communicate directly with the coaches and administrators. You MUST communicate the assessment of the game misconduct to the IHOA Supervisor (or the AHAI Supervisor) on site at the conclusion of the game.
Regarding score sheets, you must make sure each and every score sheet is correct and accurate BEFORE you sign it. The score sheet is the ONLY record made of the game and the ONLY record AHAI will utilize if a game misconduct or match penalty is assessed. At the conclusion of a game, if you are not convinced the score sheet is accurate, take it to the referee locker room with your partner(s). Once there, you may review the score sheet and confirm its accuracy and only then should you sign it. REMEMBER, the score sheet is the official statement of all infractions assessed during a game and it is used as the basis for AHAI to determine suspension time for any affected players.
Remember, every game at this time of the year, regardless of level, age or gender, is of utmost importance to all of the players, fans and coaches. The players have worked hard to earn their positions at playoff time, so please make sure you work hard to honor their achievements and your achievements and provide quality officiating.
Here are the links to download the respective games and levels:
Tier 1: 2018 Tier I State Tourney Rules
Tier 2: 2018 Tier II State Tourney Rules
High School: 2018 High School State Tourney Rules
*Please note the rules regarding overtime (round robin v finals); penalty times; and playing clock times for each level.*
Illinois Referee in Chief &
Supervisor of Officials