The Maine Association of USA Track & Field will conduct a free track-and-field official's clinic on Sunday, April 15 in the Orono Council Chambers, Town Office Building, 59 Main St.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the clinic will go from noon to 4 p.m. Entrance to council chambers faces Main Street.

The clinic is for anyone 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 chairman for Maine USATF, will conduct the clinic. The clinic is designed to provide a beginning and advanced levels on instruction and will cover all aspects of track-and-field officiating and rules review.

Track coaches and track parents who want to learn more about the rules are encouraged to attend the clinic.

Contact Mary Cady, master USATF official, if you plan to attend or have questions by phone at 745-2540 or

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

The sport of track and field is a wonderful opportunity for the young and old within our communities to stay active, Cady said. 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, she said.

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