Official's Certification Clinic
Room 37 (just off the indoor track), Smith Fieldhouse, BYU
Thursday, December 12, 2013
BYU and the state of Utah are in need of certified track and field officials!
In conjunction with the USATF/Utah Track and Field Officials we are hosting a Certification Clinic for new officials on Thursday evening, December 12th. At BYU, each year we host one cross country meet, two indoor track meets, and four outdoor track meets. Every few years there are opportunities to work championship meets that we host. We have hosted the state high school meet each year for many years now. This last year we hosted the NCAA Mountain Region Cross Country Championships at East Bay Golf Course. In 2009 we hosted the Mountain West Conference Cross Country Championship. We hosted the NCAA West Region Track and Field Championships in 2006. Great meets do not happen without capable officials. It would be great to have additional officials to assist with hosting our meets. UVU also hosts track meets and needs officials. There are a large number of high school meets in the area that always need officials. There are many opportunities to officiate and serve.
What is available?
- Prospective officials can become certified,
- Experienced officials will be assigned as a mentor to a new official or to an official that would like to expand their areas of expertise to a new area.
This is also a chance to share experiences and get to know other officials in the area.
What is needed?
This is an excellent opportunity to become certified. Everyone is grouped together to review the rules and take the open-book test, making the collaborative process very easy and a lot of fun.
There are two expenses for track and field officials. Dues are $15. In addition, insurance is provided by the required membership in USA Track and Field, which is $30.
Officials receive a stipend each time that they work a BYU track meet, making it easy to recoup the cost of certification.
Reserve your place.
Please contact Doug to RSVP a place. We want to be sure that we have enough materials! Email Doug. Or, you can call him at 801-422-1295.
The clinic will be held on the second level of the SAB, which is above Legacy Hall, on the BYU campus. The SAB is located to the north of the Smith Fieldhouse and to the west of the Richards Building. Map. On the map, the Student Athlete Building is marked as building 77.
Come join us!