2016 Convention Presentations


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Click on the links below to access presentations submitted from the 2016 PIAA Officials' Convention:

Baseball:   Interference Rule - Bob Boyer
    How to Speed Up the Game - Randy Strausser
    Managing Conflict Situations - Larry Hanna
    Rules and Plays - Mike Applegate
Basketball:   Are you Ready To Advance - Dave Concino
    Brown Bag Session - Dave Concino
    Court Awareness - Roddy Hartle
    Game Management - Rich Kotarsky
    Illuminating the Dark Side - Lisa LaVan
    My Plan for Last 4 Minutes - James Elliott
    Rules you Wish your Parents Knew - Craig Bradley
Boys' Lacrosse:   Mechanics - Jason McGhin
    Jeopardy! - Dale Biegel & Dennis Runyon
Football:   Backside Coverage - Joe Kulik, Tim Barker, Matt Georgalas
    Study Groups - Jeff Lane
    The Kicking Game - Angelo Mancini & Chip Boettger
    The Missing Piece - Jim Corpora
Girls' Lacrosse:    Carding - Karen Blaine
    Coverage: Being in Position to Make the Call - MJ (Mellott) Evagash
    Lines & Dots - Karin Knisely
    You Make the Call - Vince Marechal
Soccer:   Positioning: Dual Officiating Mechanics - Jason Yost
    Fouls and Misconduct - Allen Sheasley & Chuck Ackerman
    Offside, Whats Gaining an Advantage - Adam Smeltz
    Crew-Roles: Veteran and New Officials - Justin Frear
Softball:    Angles and Distance - Dave Kolojejchick
    Art of Preventative Officiating - John Palko
    Working the Plate - Brian Sonak
    How it is Coached, How it is Played - Charlie Sauer
    When to Start, When not to Start - Rich Kotarsky
Swimming and Diving:     My Way, My Show - Sue Strano
    Diving Guidelines - Gary Matyko
    Professionalism - Tom Brenner
    Referee and Starter Procedures/Duties - Joe Bohart
 Track & Field:   Five Alive - Nelson Berrios
    Responsibilities/Duties - Sam Monismith & Ken Dickey
    Officiating the Triple Jump Events - Bill Dzuricsko
    Running the Pole Vault - William Farber
Volleyball:   Coaches Bench Behavior - Kevin Straka
    HS vs. NFHS vs. Club vs. USA - Heather Shoemaker
    Things that Coaches Wish Officials Knew - Kenneth Streilein
Wrestling:   Duties and Responsibilities - Bruce Haselrig, Sr & Joseph Geesey
    Evaluating Officials - Bryant Meckley, Joe Geesey, MIke Settino, Dr. Jim Fenwick
    Pre-Meet Duties - Bob Derr
    Rules by the Book - Kim Smith
    Tough Calls, Great Calls - Joe Cesari & Kyle Berger
Other    Risk Communication in Officiating - George Breinich