The 2023 high school football season is upon us!

The SAOA Clinic is August 19th at 8am at O’Fallon High School (600 S Smiley St, O’Fallon, IL 62269). An event has been set up in Arbiter.

New to the clinic this year level 1 officials will be working an on field scrimmage at Althoff. This is designed for officials with less than 2 years experience. Those officials will need to bring shirt, black shorts, shoes, and other officiating equipment. For 3rd year officials, the SAOA would like you to stay at level 2 with the hope of going for promotion this year.

If you have not renewed your SAOA membership, you can renew at Please do this before the clinic, so registration is easier.

Crew Chiefs: please send me ( your crew members and schedule. This makes getting game tape easier.

Playoff awards: If you worked your first ever First, Second, Quarterfinal, Semifinal, or Final, in the 2022 season, please send me a message to see if you are eligible for an award. 

Scrimmages: If your crew does not have a preseason scrimmage lined up, please let Jason Unverzagt ( know, he might be able to help your crew out.

Brian from will be at the clinic for your officiating supplies. Check your uniform needs prior to the clinic. 

Also if you would like to donate old uniforms, we will have a table for newer officials.

As always, let me know if you have any questions.


Blake Ohren