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Springfield Area Officials Association
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Founded: 2017

Purpose: The purpose of LOLOA shall is to be an association of sports officials, emphasizing baseball, basketball, football, softball, and volleyball. The Association’s general purpose is to improve professionalism and working conditions for sports officials who officiate amateur games and contests primarily at the high school and junior high school levels. Specifically, the Association strives to do the following:

  1. Promote higher professional standards among sports officials
  2. Encourage uniformity in mechanics and other officiating functions
  3. Conduct meetings on various aspects of officiating
  4. To recruit and train new officials
  5. To work with area schools toward a uniformity in sports officiating fees
  6. To mentor and evaluate officials to become better officials
  7. To select and submit to the IHSA a top 15 list of members for the State Tournament Series
  8. Publish a newsletter of general interest to its members.

Membership: Any person who is a sports official registered with the Illinois High School Association and in good standing is eligible for active membership in the Association. The initial active members of the Association are those listed on the roster as paid members of the Association.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Listed on LOLOA web site
  • Listed in association roster that gets Sent out to all Springfield area athletic directors
  • Help from fellow officials to educate and advance yourself
  • News letters during school year about association activities
  • Awards for achieving state finals
  • Attend clinics locally for state certification requirements
  • Support group of officials that have worked in IHSA playoffs from regional to state finals in all sports covered by association

Dues: To belong to this Association as an active member, an official must pay the annual dues of $25. The dues cover the year from June 1 thru May 31 of the following year. Due renewal notices get sent out mid to end of May of each year and are to renewed by June 30th. A late fee of $5 will be added if dues are not paid before September 1. When paying dues you can mail your check to:

P.O. Box 7444
Springfield, IL 62791-7444



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