Jay Beltz   San Diego T&F Officials Association President

Al Dandridge inducted into SD County Sports Officials Hall of Fame:   Long-time starter and T&F official, Al Dandridge, was inducted into the San Diego County Sports Officials Hall of Fame on October 3, 2017.  Check out the story at the San Diego County Sports Officials Hall of Fame or at  The San Diego Village Voice & Viewpoint.  The same edition (October 12, 2017) had a story about Norman Powell, son of T&F Official Sharon Powell.

2018 Annual Meeting and Certification Clinic:   The San Diego/Imperial Officials Association will hold its annual meeting on January 13, 2018.  The meeting will be held at 9:00am at 2385 Northside Drive, Suite 300, San Diego, CA, in the Mission City Corporate Center, located North of Lowe's Home Center and just West of what used to be Qualcom (now SDCCU) Stadium.  The office is a secure facility, and you will need to be escorted on the elevator to the 3rd floor as the elevator is card activated.  There is visitor parking on both North and South of the building.  Following the business of the annual meeting a SafeSport presentation will be conducted to complete the National requirement for certification (SafeSport training must be completed every 4 years).

On January 20th, the Officials Association will conduct an official’s certification workshop at the same location on Northside Drive from 8:30am to approximately 3:00pm.  Lunch will be served.

Certification for 2017-2020 Olympiad:  
All certified officials must be recertified every 4 years.  For information on the process for certification and recertification, go to USATF's Officials Certification Process and Certification Forms and Rules Reviews.   Use the 2016 USATF Rule Book for the rules review.  You must be a current member of USATF to be fully certified.

USATF Officials Web Site:   Check out the USATF Officials web site for the latest officals news and resources for officials in all disciplines.  

2018 Rules:   The 2018 USATF Rule Book has been posted - printed copies will be available soon.  Other rule books are available at the Officials Resource Center/Current Rule Books.  Check out the 2018 USATF Rules Made Simpler.  Visit http://www.ncaa.org/championships/playing-rules/cross-country-and-track-and-field-rules-competition for NCAA-specific information and the process for applying to officiate at championship meets.  For a comparison of rules for the different governing bodies, purchase Jim Hanley's 2018 Track & Field Rule Book Differences at jim.hanley.cc.

Uniforms:   The local uniform consists of white shirt and khaki slacks, shorts or skirts.   Morgan's Monograms is the local source for officials' shirts.  Take your own white shirt (or purchase at Morgan's) for the embroidered USATF Certified Officials logo and your name (optional).

Handy Links:        Field Events Time Per Trial Table      5-Alive Training     Finish Line Resources
High Jump/Pole Vault Metric Conversion Tables      Vertical Jumps Recording Sheet

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2018 San Diego Track and Field Officials Calendar (Preliminary)
Date Time  Event                                                     Location
01/13/2018 9:00 am SDT&FOA Annual Meeting  Innova Systems
Mission Valley
01/20/2018 8:30 am SDT&FOA Officials Workshop Innova Systems
Mission Valley
01/20/2018 7:30 am USATF 50km Race Walk Championships Santee
02/11/2018 9:00 am Youth Officials Certification Clinic Orange Glen HS
02/24/2018 10:00 am Mangrum Invitational CSU San Marcos
03/03/2018 10:00 am All-UC Championships UCSD
03/10/2018 11:00 am SD Collegiate Challenge UCSD
03/17/2018 9:00 am Elmer Runge Invitational West Hills HS
03/23-24/2018 9:00 am Aztec Invitational SDSU
03/23/2018 11:00 am Mt Carmel Invitational Mt Carmel HS
03/31/2018 10:00 am Cal Collegiate Invitational UCSD
04/06-07/2018 9:00 am Arnie Robinson Invitational SD Mesa College
04/13-14/2018 9:00 am Triton Invitational UCSD
04/18/2018 T.B.A. PCAC Prelims SD Mesa College
04/21/2018 T.B.A. PCAC Finals SD Mesa College
04/21/2018 T.B.A. Jim Cerveny HS Invitational Mission Bay HA
05/05/2018 T.B.A. Socal Community College Regional Prelims SD Mesa College
05/12/2018 T.B.A. Socal Comm College Regional Finals SD Mesa College
05/19/2018 10:00 am SD CIF T&F Prelims Mt Carmel HS
05/26/2018 11:00 am SD CIF T&F Finals/Masters Mt Carmel HS
T.B.A. T.B.A. SD USATF Association Championships T.B.A.
09/16/2018 9:00am Senior Games SD Mesa College