Pacific Assocation of USA Track and Field


The Officials Committee of the USATF is responsible for all aspects of providing certified officials for USATF sanctioned events: recruiting, training, certifying, and scheduling.

The Officials Committee is comprised of volunteer members of the Association whose goal is to keep the playing field level so the sports of track and field, long distance running and race walking are fair for all. Many USATF Pacific Officials have achieved top levels of certification and have traveled the state, the nation and the world to help officiate at top-level championships, 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

Read on …

Throughout the USATF Pacific, there are six Regional Resource Coordinators who are at your service to answer your questions and guide you through the certification process. Each Coordinator Services specific counties within the USATF Pacific and some areas outside of our geographic area. Click here to be redirected to the Regional Resource Coordinator page. Locate the appropriate Coordinator for your area and then send them an email, a text or give them a call and get started.

Four Steps to Becoming a Certified 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 1.5 to 2 hours. Safe Sport Training Link. Have your current USATF number at the ready.

4th Step – Attend an Introduction to Track & Field clinic

To the right, click on Become an Official! and then CERTIFICATION PROCESS DOCUMENT for step-by-step instructions on how to complete the first 3 steps above.


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.