San Diego T&F Officials Association President:  Jay Beltz
 San Diego T&F Officials Association Certification Chair:  Lolitia Bache

COVID-19 Update:   Due to cancellation of T&F events, the tentative calendar below is no longer valid.  Requests for officials will be made by the San Diego T&F Officials Association President when T&F meets resume.  Now would be a good time to do the annual SafeSport training!  Please be certain to select “Official” as your primary position, specify “USA Track & Field” as your National Governing Body, and include your USATF membership number, and when you have finished it, please report it to the association Certification Chair to be sure that it has been credited in the USATF officials database.

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.

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.   Use the 2016 USATF Rule Book for the rules review.  You must be a current member of USATF to be fully certified.  Certification/receretification for the 2021-2024 Olympiad will commence at the end of 2020.

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

2020 National Officials' Regulation:  
The National Officials' Regulation contains information for all officials, including requirements for each of the Certification Levels. 

Rule Books:   See the Officials Resource Center/Current Rule Books and the 2020 USATF Quick Reference Guide.   For a comparison of rules for the different governing bodies, purchase Jim Hanley's 2020 Track & Field Rule Book Differences at  Also check out Eric Zemper's 2020 Rule Changes Summary and CommemtaryNote:  In 2020 the IAAF changed the time limit to 30 seconds for all field events except the pole vault, and NCAA and USATF followed (except for youth).  Then IAAF changed the time limit back to one minute - USATF changed also, but the NCAA did not.  Check out (and print out) the latest Field Event Time Limits.

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).

Upgrading to Higher Level:  Check out the Certification Upgrade Criteria, then complete the Certification Upgrade Application and submit to the Certification Chair.

Handy Links:        Field Events Time Limits       High Jump Rules Comparison      Pole Vault Rules Comparison     
5-Alive Training      Finish Line Resources      High Jump/Pole Vault Metric Conversion Tables     

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2020 San Diego Track and Field Officials Calendar (preliminary)
Date Time  Event                                                     Location
01/11/2020 9:00 am SDT&FOA Annual Meeting  UCSD
01/25/2020 7:00 am USATF 50km Race Walk Championships Santee
2/16/2020 8:45 am Officials Certification Clinic (youth-focused) Orange Glen HS
02/23/2020 10:00 am Mangrum Invitational CSU San Marcos
03/07/2020 9:00 am Mt. Carmel Dist & Wts Mt. Carmel HS
03/07/2020 11:00 am SD Collegiate Challenge UCSD
03/14/2020   Point Loma Nazarene T&F Meet PLNC
03/21/2020   Point Loma Nazareen T&F Meet PLNC
03/21/2020 9:00 am Elmer Runge Invitational Patrick Henry HS
03/26-28/2020 9:00 am Aztec Invitational SDSU
03/28/2020 11:00 am Cuyamaca Triangular Meet Cuyamaca College
03/28/2020 11:00 am Mt Carmel Invitational Mt Carmel HS
03/30/2020 T.B.A. Point Loma Nazarene PLNC
04/10/2020 7:00 am Arnie Robinson Invitational SD Mesa College
04/10-11/2020 9:00 am Triton Invitational UCSD
04/11/2020   Jim  Cerveny Invitational Mission Bay HS
04/15/2020   PCAC Prelims Cuyamaca College
04/18/2020   PCAC Championships SD Mesa College
04/24-25/2020   PAC West Conference Finals PLNC
05/20/2020 10:00 am SD CIF T&F Prelims Mt Carmel HS
05/27/2020 11:00 am SD CIF T&F Finals/Masters Mt Carmel HS
06/13/2020   Police & Fire Games SD Mesa College
06/?   USATF SD-I T&F Championships  
06/?   USATF SD-I Masters T&F Championships  
09/?   Senior Games