January 8, 2016
Update – Version 3
PA/USATF CLUB LDR OFFICIALS REQUIREMENTS – 2016
Including Important New Requirement & Revised Officials Formula
All Pacific Association LDR Clubs and Officials:
Described below are the 2016 certified officials requirements for PA/USATF clubs who wish to score team points on the PA/USATF Road Racing and/or Cross Country Grand Prixs in 2016 and beyond. These requirements have been approved by the PA/USATF Long Distance Running Committee.
Important Note: This year, the LDR Committee passed an important additional requirement pertaining to the USATF LDR Officials in your clubÕs ranks which all clubs should note. Both requirements are detailed below.
For more information about club officials requirements, contact Mark Winitz (PA/USATF LDR Officials Coordinator). Please read both requirements below.
Requirement #1: Minimum Number of Certified USATF LDR Officials in Club Ranks
PA/USATF clubs are required to have a minimum number of certified USATF officials (with an LDR/XC specialty) on their club roster to score team points on the PA Road and Cross Country Grand Prix circuits. This requirement applies if your club had 25 or more "unique" club members compete on the Road and Cross Country Grand Prix circuits (combined) in 2016. Applicable clubs must be in compliance with this requirement for officials by March 1, 2016 or they will not be scored until they do so. Refer to Table 1 at the bottom of this document to see if this requirement applies to your club and your current officials status.
IMPORTANT: Individuals who want to become a USATF LDR Official may attend the following Introduction to Long Distance Running and Cross Country Officiating Clinics offered by PA/USATF:
Saturday, January 9. 2016 at American River College/Sacramento (8:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.)
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Serra High School/San Mateo (11:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Registration for these introductory clinics is available by clicking this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T-y-24sT7mHXrCg6MVi1HT1U7n_INCZg5Acu8TTA6no/viewform?c=0&w=1
Requirement #2 (NEW): Working Requirements for Certified USATF LDR Officials in Club Ranks
Starting in 2016, each certified LDR official in a PA/USATF clubÕs ranks (i.e., who is a member of the club) must officiate in at least one PA/USATF Road Grand Prix circuit event and one Cross Country Grand Prix circuit event during a calendar year in order for the officialÕs club to score team points on the PA Road and Cross Country Grand Prix circuits in the following calendar year.
Extenuating circumstances on the part of officials—such as long-term illness or immobility, or employment obligations—will, of course, be taken into consideration. In all circumstances, however, the number of Grand Prix events (road and/or cross country) that LDR officials from each club are required to work in a calendar year must equal or exceed the number determined by the following formula:
# of required certified LDR officials in club X 2
Starting in 2016, all PA/USATF LDR Officials who are members of clubs will be tracked in this manner. Note: Officiating assignments for PA/USATF LDR Grand Prix events are made by the PA/USATF LDR Officials Coordinator, Mark Winitz
LDR club compliance is based on the number of "unique" club participants (who are registered USATF members for the club) that competed in Road and/or Cross Country events in the previous calendar year as described below.