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Important Dates

2019 New Track & Field Officials Training

  • There will be four class meetings:

Monday Jan. 28

Thursday Jan. 31

Monday Feb. 4

Thursday Feb. 7

Thursday Feb. 14 - -snow date/make-up date

Mark Therrien at or

Dave Simmions at


  1. Throws Best practices: (Click here)
  2. Umpiring: (Click here)
  3. Muggs (read: short) Guide to Umpiring: (Click here)
  4. Video: Measuring the Shot, Discus: (Click here)
  5. Video: Conducting the Jump Off: (Click here) 
  6. Video: Determining places in the vertical jumps: (Click here)
  7. Video: Recording Marks in the Field Events: (Click here)



Officials are required to attend the following:

February meeting – refresher clinics

March meeting – rules interpretations

State Qualifier Track Meet in May

June meeting

Failure to attend any of these meetings, is a failure to comply with the NYSPHSAA - 5 Point Program.

If it is absolutely necessary for you to be excused, you must contact the President, in advance of the meeting. Failure to do so will result in a minimum fine of $25.00.


New officials are required to purchase a uniform. There are a wide variety of items available, to meet all types of weather conditions.

Order forms will be provided at the clinics.

The uniform consists of a white, golf style shirt, khaki slacks or shorts (outdoors), black slacks (indoors), and royal blue jackets.

Officials who work a meet out of uniform will be subject to a $25.00 fine.


Dues are payable in advance at the June meeting.

Dues are $35.00 per year.

Coaches who wish to be members of CDTO but work NO track meets may pay associate dues of $15.00 per year.

Officials are required to pay assignor’s fees for each meet they work. This fee is payable at the June meeting for Outdoor track and the March meeting for Indoor track. Presently, the rate is $2.00 per meet.

New officials are required to pay a $35.00 non-refundable clinic fee, which cover the cost of rulebooks, casebooks, and instruction. This fee is payable at their first clinic.


All officials are required to take a yearly exam and score a minimum of 85% to be certified by the National Federation.

New officials must attend the Ken Smith Relay Meet in April, and work a minimum of 3 meets gratis, with a mentor, who will rate their competence, before releasing them to work on their own.

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