Officials Training Clinics announced for 2020 Olympiad certification

1/7/2017
 
As the 2016 Olympiad is now behind us and we have entered the 2020 Olympiad, USATF Virginia is pleased to announce the schedule for the apprentice and advanced level training Official’s clinics that will be offered in the coming weeks.  Attendance at one of the clinics is one of the requirements for individuals to obtain their USATF Officials certification for the 2020 Olympiad. 
 
The first hour of each of the clinics (except January 15 in Charlottesville) will be dedicated toward apprentice (entry) level officials.  We are hopeful to attract many new faces to the Officials ranks this year to help in our mission of offering our athletes competitions that are fair, efficient, and well run.
 
We would first like to thank all of the certified officials that provided such valuable services to the sport over the past four years.  Without our dedicated officials the events that we offer for our athletes would not happen.  Please take the time to read this wonderful “Thank You” from a USATF club coach.  It captures the essence of just how important the officials are to the sport.  We hope this will give you some extra motivation to either become an official for the first time or, for the current officials, to re-commit for the next four years.

The dates and locations of the clinics are:
January 15    Charlottesville (advanced only)    info
January 22    Herdon  info
February 5     Newport News  info
February 12   Richmond   info
February 19   Lynchburg  info
 
 


Officials Training Clinics announced for 2020 Olympiad certification

10/20/2016
 
As the 2016 Olympiad draws to a close and we look towards the 2020 Olympiad, USATF Pacific Northwest in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Officials Association is pleased to announce the schedule for the apprentice and advanced level training clinics that will be offered in the coming months.  Attendance at one of the clinics is one of the requirements for individuals to obtain their USATF Officials certification for the 2020 Olympiad. 
 
We would first like to thank all of the certified officials that provided such valuable services to the sport over the past four years.  Without our dedicated officials the events that we offer for our athletes would not happen.    Please take the time to read this wonderful “Thank You” from one of the local club coaches.  It captures the essence of just how important the officials are to the sport.  We hope this will give you some extra motivation to either become an official for the first time or, for the current officials, to re-commit for the next four years.
 
In the coming months, USATF Pacific Northwest will offer two type types of clinics as described below.  
 
Apprentice Clinics - This is a "hands-on" course which is 6 hours in length and designed for a brand new official or someone who feels they need a little extra education on the basics.  We focus on High School rules. Students will work with the actual tools of the trade–measuring tapes, marking canes, flags, cones, scoresheets, crossbars and stopwatches. The majority of the exercises utilize scaled mock-ups  of throwing circles, high jump bar, pole vault standards, starting lines and relay zones. Topics covered include: safety, philosophy of officiating, field events (marking, measuring, recording, fouls, flight coordinating) and track events (umpiring, hand-timing and relays). WIAA clock hours are available. This is the third year we are offering the hands-on course. It has received tremendous reviews by past attendees.
Nov 19           Ellensburg (Central Washington Univ.)
Jan 07            Spokane (Central Valley HS)
Jan 29            Vancouver (TBA)
Feb 13 & 27   Tacoma (TBA)  (2 session clinic - 3 hours each session)
Feb 18             Seattle (Seattle Parks & Recreation)
Mar 04             Silverdale (Central Kitsap HS)
Click here for more information and to register for one of the apprentice clinics
 
Advanced Clinics - 3 hrs in length and is designed for experienced officials including current rule changes, advanced officiating skills, and critical thinking exercises.
Jan 15          Bellingham (site TBA)
Jan 21          Seattle (Parks & Recreation Bldg.)
Jan 23          Lacy (St. Martin’s College)
Click here for more information and to register for one of the advanced clinics