Potomac Valley Association - USATF

Officials' Corner

News of interest to USATF officials

  • PVA Officials

    I have gone over the revised PVA Officials Committee Operating Procedures that we discussed at the Jan 16 meeting and made them consistent with the PVA By-Laws.

    See my edited copy.

    You will note that in Article 2.2, I lifted the Duties and responsibilities out of the PVA BY-Laws Article 13.B, since the PVA-OC can not have duties different from the PVA By-Laws. Also, the PVA Officials Chair is elected as part of the PVA election, and the election for our remaining officers are not a part of the PVA election By-Laws. So, I'm proposing the election for the remaining PVA-OC officers be held at the first regular meeting (designated PVA-OC annual meeting) following the PVA annual meeting. In our relationship to the USATF OC, our PVA-OC Chair is also the certification chair who is the one recognized by the USATF OC. Extra representatives are also granted based on our size. On appeals and grievences, we can not usurp the PVA By-Laws, so I changed that section to making reference to the PVA By-Laws. On the budget, PVA by its By-Laws has a Budget Committee, with all committee chairs as members. That is the body where budgets are supposed to go to be developed for PVA. Also, nothing in our duties in the PVA By-Laws allows us to contract for money to furnish officials for meets.

    So, it would take a change in the PVA By-Laws to change PVA-OC duties to allow for that.

    All and all, I think the edits bring the document into compliance with the PVA By-Laws. We will discuss these edits at the next meeting prior to voting on what to accept as revised By-Laws.

    -- Dr. Bill Price


  • Tidbits of Information
    Dr. Bill Price, PVA Officials Chair drbillprice@yahoo.com (301-293-4219) 12818 Wolfsville Rd., Smithsburg, MD 21783
  • NOTE TO PVA OFFICIALS: USATF HAS RECENTLY CHANGED THE FORMAT OF ITS WEB PAGE. TO FIND USATF OFFICIALS INFORMATION, THE FOLLOWING LINKS SEND YOU DIRECTLY TO THE INFORMATION.
    THANKS -- Dr. Bill Price, PVA Officials Chair
  • USATF, NCAA, NFSHA, IAAF RULE BOOKS AND RULES CHANGES FOR 2007 ON THE USATF WEB SITE: www.usatfofficials.com/rules.html
  • USATF OFFICIALS CERTIFICATION PAGE WHICH INCLUDES REGISTRATION FORMS, CERTIFICATION TESTS AND INFORMATION ON CERTIFICATION LEVELS ON THE USATF WEB SITE: www.usatfofficials.com/certification.html
  • USATF OFFICIALS TRAINING PAGE WHICH INCLUDES TRAINING ON OFFICIATING ALL EVENTS INCLUDING POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS: www.usatfofficials.com/training/index.html
  • USATF OFFICIALS EVENT CALENDAR INCLUDING MEETS NEEDING OFFICIALS AND DATES AND PLACES OF USATF AND OTHER MEETS: www.usatfofficials.com/calendar.html
  • LINK TO PURCHASING USATF OFFICIALS SHIRT (Officials Certification Number needed) AND OTHER USATF OFFICIALS CLOTHING: www.usatfofficials.com/merchandise.html
  • Track Meets Needing Officials:
    Dr. Bill Price, Chair, PVA Officials E-mail drbillprice@yahoo.com
    Mr. Ronald Clarke, Vice Chair, PVA Officials E-mail: reuclarke@hotmail.com (301-559-5782)
    Mr. Warren House (Navy meets), Email: housewar02@msn.com
  • Potomac Valley Association Internet Site: www.usatf.org/assoc/pva (for the latest regarding our association such as clinic dates, meetings, meet applications, etc)
  • PVA Officials Yahoo Group. To join this Yahoo group for meet info/updates, send a message to pva_officials-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. To post to the list, send a message to pva_officials@yahoogroups.com.

  • 2007 Edition of Rules
    www.usatfofficials.com/rules.html
    Training and Officiating Mechanics
    USATF Officials Training site: www.usatfofficials.com/training
    Bill Boyd, 2529 Burrows Court Williamsburg, VA 23185, $9.00, includes shipping. hoppyboyd@widomaker.com
    Websites to Visit for Forms, Training Guides, Monographs, Discussion Forums, Meets to Work, etc.
    www.usatfofficials.com/calendar.html
    www.Whbtrack.netfirms.com
    www.Valleytrack.org/officials/officials.html

  • Clerk of the Course Sheets
    Write Sandie Lovelace
  • Field Event Sheets- Vertical Jumps, Horizontal Jumps, Throws
    Dr. Bill Price
  • Uniforms/Official Attire/Name Badges, Officials Patch, Water Bottle Holder, Official Shirts, fanny pack, rain gear, Officials Patch, etc.: www.usatfofficials.com/merchandise.html
  • Shirts, Jackets, Vests, Carry-Bag: Marc Enterprises, 3365 Commerce Dr., Columbus, Indiana 47201, Phone:1-800-234-1139, Fax: 812-378-8280
  • Name Badges: Charles Ruter, 502/239-5258, 9801 Hillock Drive, Louisville, KY 40291 @ $11.00
  • Other Useful Sites:
    www.NCAA.org
    www.NFHS.com

  • National Convention Officials Notes: Ken Taylor of PVA and MidAtlantic Associations was elected as Treasurer of USATF National Officials Committee. Alma 'Jan' Price of PVA received the USATF National Officials Committee Chair's Award for her work at the Baltimore JO's this summer.