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Passing of Dr Al Morris, PVA Masters Track and Field Official
 
It is with sadness that I report the death (stroke) on Thanksgiving Day of one of our PVA Masters Officials, Dr. Al Morris.  Al has a long history with USATF and PVA.  He will be missed.  He lived in Washington DC and is survived by his wife and USATF Track Official Gita Morris.  Sincerely, Dr. Bill Price
 

 

HOW TO BECOME A USATF OFFICIAL FOR POTOMAC VALLEY ASSOCIATION. 

Generally, USATF Officials are the ones selected to work youth, college and adult meets.  High School has its own certification process, but many of our officials are certified as both USATF and National High School Federation.  Below is the process for becoming a USATF Official.  For the High School, Steve Smith is the Maryland State Rules Committee Chair and does the certification.  I have copied him on this email. 

For officials never certified as a USATF official, here is the process.  First, you must join USATF.  To accomplish that, go to www.usatf.org and look in the top right part of the page for Join USATF.  The cost is $30 per year or $100 for 4 years and you will need a credit card to pay.  Next either go to www.usatforricials.com and click in the left menu on certification.  Download the new officials registration form and the new officials rules review.  Fill out both.  The rules review is based on the 2012 USATF rule book which can be found on the same web site by clicking on rules and scroll down to the 2012 USATF Rule book.  Send to Dr. Bill Price, PVA Officials Chair, 12818 Wolfsville Rd., Smithsburg, MD 21783 along with a check for $35 made out to PVA, and a hard copy or jpeg picture of yourself for your credentials.. 

Officials are expected to keep a record of meets worked, positions worked and who they worked for.  If new officials have officiating experience, they would need to show that they meet the upgrade from Apprentice to Association requirements at the time of certification to start out at the Association Level.  This is basic.  Officials are also expected to attend officials meeting and clinics to maintain their certification. 

Below is listed the progression requirements for Officialís upgrade. 

Apprentice to Association: Officiated for at least 2 years and at least 8 meets for the requested events (Submit a list of meets, dates, events worked and person worked for).  One letter of recommendation from a Masterís Certified Official is needed.

Association to National: Officiated for at least 2 years at the Association level and at at least 10 meets (two of which were Regional, National, or International) for the requested events (Submit a list of meets, dates, events worked and person worked for).  Two letters of recommendation from Masterís Certified Officialís  are needed.

National to Masterís: Officiated for at least 2 years at the National level and at at least 12 meets in the requested events (Submit a list of meets, dates, events worked and person worked for).  Three letters of recommendation from Masterís Certified Officials are needed. For field events, proficiency must be shown for all the events within a category (Throws includes SP, DS, JV, HT and WT.  Horizontal includes LJ and TJ.  Vertical includes HJ and PV) 

Dr. Bill Price, PVA Officials Chair
drbillprice@yahoo.com
301 293 4219 H
301 318 5730 C


POTOMAC VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF USATF OFFICIALíS UPGRADE REQUEST

 

NAME _________________________________________

ADDRESS _____________________________________

CITY         ____________________________STATE _______

ZIP _______________________

EMAIL ___________________________

PHONE ____________________________

PHONE CELL __________________________________

USATF MEMBERSHIP NUMBER ____________________

USATF OFFICIALS NUMBER _______________________

CURRENT CERTIFICATION LEVEL (CIRCLE APPREN, ASSOC, NAT OR MASTERS)

CURRENT EVENT CERTIFICATION LEVEL (CIRCLE EVENT WITHIN CERT LEVEL)

 

APPRENTICE

ASSOCIATION

NATIONAL

MASTERS

Track Events

1 Track Events (Starter Umpire)

 

2 Finish/Start Line Admin

(Clerk, Finish Line, Lap Count)

 

3 Fully Automatic Timing

4 Comp Sec/Data Specialist

1 Starter;

2 Umpire

1 Clerk;

2 Finish Line

3 Marshall

1 Fully Automatic Timing

1 Comp Sec/Data Specialist

1 Starter;

2 Umpire

1 Clerk; 2 Finish line

1 Marshall

 

1 Fully Automatic Timing

1 Comp Sec/Data Specialist

Field Events

1 Throws

 

 

 

 

2 Horizontal Jumps

3 Vertical Jumps

1 SP;

2 DS;

3 JV;

4 HM/WT

5 Implement Inspector

1 Horizontal Jumps

1 High Jump;

2 Pole Vault

1 Throws (All 4 together)

 

 

 

1 Implement Inspector

1 Horizontal Jumps

1 Vertical Jumps (Both)

LDR/Off-Track Events

LDR/Off-Track Events

1 LDR/Off-Track TimerRec

2 LDR/Off-Track General

1 LDR/Off-Track TimerRec

2 LDR/Off-Track General

Race Walking

1 Race Walking Official

2 Race Walking Judge

1 Race Walking Official

1 Race Walking Judge

1 Race Walking Official

21Race Walking Judge

Athletics for Disabled

Athletics for Disabled

Athletics for Disabled

Athletics for Disable

REQUESTED CERTIFICATION UPGRADE Ė (CIRCLE THE EVENTS WITHIN CERT LEVEL) Note: Only CIRCLE the upgrade requested.  You will retain the current certifications for your other events.

APPRENTICE

ASSOCIATION

NATIONAL

MASTERS

Track Events

1 Track Events (Starter Umpire)

 

2 Finish/Start Line Admin

(Clerk, Finish Line, Lap Count)

 

3 Fully Automatic Timing

4 Comp Sec/Data Specialist

1 Starter;

2 Umpire

1 Clerk;

2 Finish Line

3 Marshall

1 Fully Automatic Timing

1 Comp Sec/Data Specialist

1 Starter;

2 Umpire

1 Clerk; 2 Finish line

1 Marshall

 

1 Fully Automatic Timing

1 Comp Sec/Data Specialist

Field Events

1 Throws

 

 

 

 

2 Horizontal Jumps

3 Vertical Jumps

1 SP;

2 DS;

3 JV;

4 HM/WT

5 Implement Inspector

1 Horizontal Jumps

1 High Jump;

2 Pole Vault

1 Throws (All 4 together)

 

 

 

1 Implement Inspector

1 Horizontal Jumps

1 Vertical Jumps (Both)

LDR/Off-Track Events

LDR/Off-Track Events

1 LDR/Off-Track TimerRec

2 LDR/Off-Track General

1 LDR/Off-Track TimerRec

2 LDR/Off-Track General

Race Walking

1 Race Walking Official

2 Race Walking Judge

1 Race Walking Official

1 Race Walking Judge

1 Race Walking Official

21Race Walking Judge

Athletics for Disabled

Athletics for Disabled

Athletics for Disabled

Athletics for Disabled

 Additional Requirements: 

Apprentice to Association: Officiated for at least 2 years and at least 8 meets for the requested events (Submit a list of meets, dates, events worked and person worked for).  One letter of recommendation from a Masterís Certified Official is needed.

Association to National: Officiated for at least 2 years at the Association level and at at least 10 meets (two of which were Regional, National, or International) for the requested events (Submit a list of meets, dates, events worked and person worked for).  Two letters of recommendation from Masterís Certified Officialís  are needed.

National to Masterís: Officiated for at least 2 years at the National level and at at least 12 meets in the requested events (Submit a list of meets, dates, events worked and person worked for).  Three letters of recommendation from Masterís Certified Officials are needed. For field events, proficiency must be shown for all the events within a category (Throws includes SP, DS, JV, HT and WT.  Horizontal includes LJ and TJ.  Vertical includes HJ and PV)


USATF Officials Shirt Order Fm004.pdf

 


PVA OFFICIALS AWARDEES 2015.pptx

 



 

BECOME A PARALYMPICS OFFICIAL

Any USATF Official who wants also to become a Paralympics official can go on-line to http://www.cvent.com/d/5cqq0h   The test will be auto graded and Catherine Sellers, Director, ParalympicTrack and Field High Performance, of the USOC will let me know that you  have passed the test, and request my verification that you are a current USATF Certified Official.  Being such, you will be recognized by USOC as a Paralympic Official.  Any questions, please contact me, Dr Bill Price at drbillprice@yahoo.com.