Pacific Assocation of USA Track and Field

Officials (Beta 2)

Welcome to the USATF PACIFIC ASSOCIATION Officials Section

The Officials Committee of the USATF Pacific is responsible for the recruitment, certification, and training for the Pacific Association as well as keeping a calendar of meets from which officials can choose to work.

The Officials Committee is comprised of volunteer members of the Association whose goal is to make sure the sports of Track & Field, Long Distance Running, Cross-Country, and Race Walk are officiated in a fair and consistent manner. USATF Pacific Officials work everything from youth meets to the Olympics and World Games. Many officials have achieved the highest levels of certification and have traveled the state, the nation, and the world to help officiate at these top-tier events and are rewarded with the best seat in the house.

We will gladly assist you through the steps that you will need to take
in order to become a USATF Pacific Certified Official


Steps to Becoming a Certified Official

    The FIRST step to certification is to contact either the Certification Chair at [email protected] or the Training Chair at [email protected]

    Once in contact with the Certification Chair and/or the Training Chair you will be directed through a series of steps that will all need to be completed, though not necessarily in the order you see here.

    1. Become a member of USATF (1-year is $40 and 4-year is $140) Must be 18 or older
    2. Complete an NCSI Background Check ($22 good for 2-years)
    3. Complete SafeSport (No cost, full course the 1st year and refreshers for 3 years)
    4. Attend an Introduction to Track & Field Clinic (no cost)
    5. Complete a 75-question Rules Review
    6. Provide a photo for your badge (head and shoulders, no hat, no sunglasses, plain background)
    7. Provide Emergency Contact Information
    8. Complete the New Officials Application (Application includes the Code of Ethics and Performance Guidelines)
    9. Provide your shirt size for your free shirt

    The following document will guide you through each of the steps to certification:

    Certification Process Document


    Training Clinics

      January and February are the busiest months for training. That’s when recertification for current officials and most clinics for new officials are held. However, clinics are held throughout the year. WATCH THIS SPACE for news of upcoming clinics.


      Assistance for Officials

        REGIONAL RESOURCE COORDINATOR PROGRAM

        The USATF Pacific Association is divided in 6 regions. Each region has a Regional Resource Coordinator (RRC) available to all officials in their region for the purpose of providing them information that they may need regarding certification, training, mentors, etc. If you are not sure how to order uniform items or how to use the calendar to sign up for a meet, contact your RRC. Once a new official is certified that official will be contacted by their RRC. CLICK HERE to be redirected to the Regional Resource Coordinator page.


        USATF 2021-23 Pacific Officials’ Committee Officers

          Phil Leake, Chair   John Lilygren, Vice Chair   Tori Busto, Secretary
          Dr. Leon Glover, Awards   Mike Bower, Past Chairman   Charles Murphy, Calendar
          Bill Bartel, Training   Ajay Padgaonkar, Certification   Scott Kostka, At Large Rep.
          Bruce Makinson, At Large Rep.   VACANT, Newsletter   Dennis Boyle, Mentor Chair


          • CLICK HERE to view a list of Pacific Association Officials Committee Chairpersons 1978 – present.


        • Tributes to Officials like Jim Hume’s Celebration of Life page may now be found in “Awards/Tributes” right side column Officials Info Links.