Pacific Assocation of USA Track and Field


The Pacific Association’s Officials Committee is responsible for all aspects of providing certified officials for USATF sanctioned events: recruiting, training, certifying, and scheduling. This group of inspiring and dedicated volunteers work hard to keep the playing field level so the sports of track and field, long distance running and race walking are fair for all. PA Officials have achieved top levels of certification and have traveled the state, the nation and the world to help officiate at top-level championships, always with the “best seat in the house”! Learn much more by visiting the pages accessed with the links to the right. Find more details in the “About Us” section in the Officials Info Links to the right.

First Steps to Become an Eligible Official

1st Step – Become a member of USATF; $40 annual or $140 for 4 years, USATF Officials Membership Link

2nd Step – Complete the U.S. Olympic Committee and USATF mandated NCSI background check. Your NCSI background check requires $22 investment every two years. Background Screening Procedure Link

3rd Step – Complete the U.S. Olympic Committee and USATF mandated SafeSport Training. This needs to be accomplished on-line and takes 90-120 minutes. Safe Sport Training Link. Have your current USATF number at the ready.

Use the links in the menu to the right (especially the CERTIFICATION PROCESS link), for more details.

National Youth Junior Olympic Champs officiating application is open!

The National Youth Junior Championships are coming back to Sacramento State 25-31 July, 2022, and we’re looking for Officials of all levels of officials from Master to Apprentice.

Non-local officials will be housed in Sacramento State’s new Student Suites, and will be provided three meals a day; meet gear, and a small stipend TBA.  This is an excellent way to work a national championships event while getting to know officials from all around the country.

We encourage all Pacific officials to apply for this opportunity to elevate your officiating experience!  Registration form:

For further information, contact Championship Officials Coordinator Phil Leake: [email protected]

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 Bill Hawkes, 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.