Sign-up for USATF So Cal Youth notifications from Sanoma Evans, VP/Chair: https://www.remind.com/join/scayou
COME JOIN US & BECOME A CERTIFIED OFFICIAL!
Enjoy the experience of seeing track and field “up close and personal” by becoming a Certified USATF Official. We work meets ranging from Youth to NCAA Division I to USATF Championships. It is fun, challenging, very rewarding and a fun way to earn a little extra money. No prior experience required!
We are planning special training clinics for new officials in February and/or March that will teach you the ABC’s of officiating in a fun, relaxed and hands-on environment. All paperwork is taken care of at this clinic. We have a team of officials standing by to answer any and all questions you may have. All you have to do is send a quick email with your contact information to either Duke Fuller, Certification, firstname.lastname@example.org or Anthony Young, Membership, email@example.com.
See videos below of officials at work and information on what is required to become certified. We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully you will join our team of officials in time for the 2018 season.
2018 Rule Changes
(from Jim Hanley)
- There will no longer be acceleration/international zones in USATF and International Relays. (Instead, runners must be stationed entirely inside a 30 meter take-over zone and batons must be passed entirely within the same 30 meter zone.) See diagrams explaining the high school and college relay markings as well as the new IAAF and USATF relay rules: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx_ooaZmRzgPa1ZpUGpmbW5LbG5CZzUzUXVILWczR0o3OFBz/view?usp=sharing
- Race walkers who receive three red cards, will now serve time in a pit lane (penalty box).
- The field event time limit will now be 30 seconds—even in the high jump—after a competitor’s name is called. Youth Athletics still has one minute when there are 3 or more competitors at the start of a round.
- Rotational throwers will now be allowed to touch the top of the circle in certain circumstances without receiving a foot foul.
USATF Competition Rules Book
http://www.usatf.org/About/Competition-Rules.aspx – 2018 coming soon
USATF rules were voted on and approved at the Annual meeting last month in Columbus, OH and are in effect since Jan. 1, 2018: