Promoting Commitment to Education, Professionalism, and Quality in Sports Officiating


  • Posted 2021-11-16 by Cameron Kurtz

    Basketball Meetings 2021-2022

    Basketball meetings for the 2021-2022 season are set:

    • Wed 11/3/21
    • Wed 12/8/21
    • Wed 1/12/22
    • Wed 2/2/22

    All meetings will be held at 6:30p in the Library at Chiddix Jr. High School in Normal. Please contact Cam with any questions you may have.

  • Posted 2021-12-31 by Derek Sieg

    Posting announcements

    Hello everyone,

    Some have expressed a concern for being able to post games on the new web-site. It is possible to post an announcement to include a need for games. This is separate from the "Request An Official" feature. When you login to your account, click on your name in the upper right hand corner. You will see "News Items" near the top of the screen. This will allow you to view current announcements. There is also a button to click to "Add New." This is where you can post games so others will be able to view them. You can set an expiration date for the announcement as well, so it does not linger past the date an official is needed. For example, this announcement will expire January 31, 2022.

    These announcements are then viewable in News on the home page through the expiration date. At any time, the author can also delete the post if the game has been filled.

    I hope you all have a great new year. Keep up the great work.

    Derek Sieg

  • Posted 2022-01-07 by Justin Bowling

    IHSA Baseball Clinic

    The BNOA will host an IHSA Certified level I Baseball Clinic on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Normal West High School from 8-12. Please contact Tim Griffin or Justin Bowling for more information.

  • Posted 2022-01-19 by Derek Sieg

    Girls LaCrosse Clinic

    Have you ever wanted to learn more about officiating girl's LaCrosse or want to attend a clinic but not be able to find one? There will be a clinic held February 12, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Normal Community High School. The attached flyer has more information.

    There is a high demand for officials in this sport across central Illinois as schools continue to add the sport. Now is a great time to become a girl's LaCrosse official and this clinic will be a huge stride in taking the first step ai becoming a girl's LaCrosse official and helping our local high school athletes continue to enjoy the game.


  • Past and current inductees into the BNOA Hall of Fame.

  • Presented in the memory of Rory Hodgson to the less experienced official who best exemplifies the ideals of sports officiating, and who has worked to gain experience and knowledge necessary to advance in his/her officiating career.

  • Presented in the memory of Allan Russell to the BNOA official who did the most in promoting the ideals of sports officiating, and the development of young officials.

  • "Friends of the BNOA" - Award to individuals outside of officiating to be honored with the recognition they deserve for helping advance officiating, retain sports officials, and promote sports in general.

  • The Kevin Mallehan Scholarship Was Started In 2013 By The BNOA Executive Board In Honor Of Lifelong BNOA Member & IHSA Umpire Kevin Mallehan. This Scholarship Will Be Awarded Each Year , With The Recipient Being Recognized At The Annual Hall Of Fame Banquet. The Recipient Of The Scholarship Shall Be An Official In Good Standing With The BNOA Or An Organization Recognized By The BNOA Executive Board . The Application Period Shall Run From August 1st Thru March 1st Each Calendar Year. All Applications And Monetary Awards Will Be Reviewed By The Present BNOA Board Of Directors.