The Maine Association of USA Track & Field will conduct a track-and-field officials’ clinic on Sunday, April 1 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Orono council chambers, Town Office Building, 59 Main Street. Registration is 12:30 p.m.

The clinic is for those interested in officiating track and field at the youth, high school or college level and/or becoming certified or re-certified.

Don Berry, master official in the sport and the certification chair for Maine USATF, will conduct the clinic. The clinic is designed to provide beginning and advanced levels on instruction and will cover all aspects of track-and-field officiating and rules review.

Track-and-field coaches and parents who want to learn more about the rules also can attend the clinic.

There is no cost for the clinic. Track rule books will be provided for purchase and testing material also will be available. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

“Track and field is a wonderful opportunity for the young and old within our communities to stay active,” said Mary Cady, master official and experienced meet director. “Educated officials only help to improve the experience for all of these athletes. More track-and-field officials are needed in northern and eastern Maine.”

For more information, call Cady at 745-2540 or by email her at

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