Track-and-field rules clinic for officials April 7

By Staff | Mar 18, 2019

Orono — The Maine Association of U.S.A. Track and Field will conduct a rules clinic for those interested in officiating, or becoming certified or re-certified, on Sunday, April 7 at the council chambers, Orono Municipal Building.

Registration is 11:30 a.m., with the clinic noon to 4 p.m. There is no cost to participants. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

The venue is on Main Street. The council chambers' entrance faces Main Street; park in back lot across the street or in parking lot behind town office/police station. The building is between the fire station and the Irving Circle K gas station.

The clinic applies to those interested in officiating youth, high school and college track and field.

Clinics will be conducted by Don Berry, master official in the sport and the MEUSATF officials certification chairman.

The clinic is designed to provide beginning and advanced levels of instruction. The presentation will cover all aspects of track and field officiating and rules review.

There are three primary certification levels: Association Level for new officials, the national level, which requires two years of officiating at the association level, and the master level, which requires written recommendations, at least three years of experience at the national level and a higher degree of testing.

One also may attend the clinic to gain more information for working local meets, even if one does not intend to become certified. The clinic also serves as a rules refresher course for coaches.

Testing materials will be available and track-and-field rulebooks (high school, NCAA, USATF) will be available for purchase, but are not required.

This is part of a series of clinics to be offered in the state this year.

For more information, call Mary Cady at 207-745-2540 or email her at kdmarykd@gmail.com.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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