2014 Certification Clincs

2014 USATF Certification Clinics

Georgia Certification Clinic:

New USATF GA Officials Clinic Added – Officials Certification
The USATF Georgia Association Officials Committee will be holding its final Officials Certification Clinic of the Spring on the afternoon of Sunday, April 6th at Emory University from 1:00 to 5:00PM. We’ll meet in room #306 on the second floor of the Woodruff Physical Education Center located at 26 Eagle Row, Atlanta GA 30322. Complete details at Officials Clinic Info.

Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Kennesaw GA (northwest of Atlanta right off I-75 near Marietta) the afternoon of Sunday, March 2nd from 1:00 to 5:00PM. Anyone that needs to recertify for the current Olympiad (we’ve still got a couple here) can also come out and take their respective test, but we’re really focusing on new folks.

Please have anyone you know of who like to attend contact me by e-mail or phone and I’ll make the details available to them.

Bob Brier



USATF Georgia Starters’ Clinic
February 23, 2014
North Atlanta High School, Atlanta, GA


USATF Georgia is hosting a clinic for USATF members interested in learning the rules and mechanics of “Starting”, as follows:
Date: Sunday,

February 23, 2014

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

North Atlanta High School
4111 Northside Parkway
Atlanta 30327

The clinic will consist of a classroom review of the rules followed by practical instruction on the track. To attend, you must be a current USATF member. Memberships are available – CLICK HERE. Bring paper and a writing instrument, and dress appropriately for the outdoor portion. (Be sure to check the clinic schedule at usatfga.org for 2014 certification clinics as you will not be permitted to officiate as a starter without officials’ certification.)

Please register by sending an email to pamelahudson@usatfga.org or vdicecco@bellsouth.net


Mississippi Certification Clinic:

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014 Time: 9:30am-1:30pm

Location: Pearl Junior High School, 200 Mary Ann Dr., Pearl, MS. 39208

Contact Person: Dennis Groll, 318-355-2598 or coachgroll@yahoo.com

Fee: $65 ($35 for 4yrs Official Credential & $30 for 1yr USATF Membership # (card)

Open book test-copy of book and test will be provided at clinic

Pizza and Drinks will be provided. Doors will open one hour before the clinic starts.

New and Current Officials Guidelines:

USATF Membership Card (#) is required. This card can be purchased for $30 online before the clinic by going to http://www.usatf.org/ or a membership card can be purchased at the clinic.

Clinic Fee is $65 (if you bring a USATF Membership Card (#) with you to the clinic, the clinic fee will be only $35).

Officials seeking an Official Upgrade (Association- National-Masters) must attend a clinic and submit a track resume of meets worked over the last 2-4 years.

Payment can be in cash or check. Make check payable to USATF Gloria Louis (receipt will be provided).

For Additional Information:

USATF Officials Chair-Gloria Louis 337-962-3009, marialouis1@aol.com

Clinic Contact Person- Dennis Groll 318-355-2598, coachgroll@yahoo.com

For those of you who are interested in re-certifying or becoming a new certified official, please take a minute to read this message in its entirety.
One of the major requirements is to attend a USA Track and Field Certification Clinic, and work meets within and outside of your association.
Also, it’s time for all current certified officials to renew their 2014 USATF Membership by March 31st. It is required that all current officials must maintain a current membership within their association. You can renew your membership online at http://www.usatf.org/Products—Services/Individual-Memberships.aspx. We highly recommend getting multi-year memberships in order to receive a discount so that you won’t have to worry about renewing each year.
For your convenience I have provided a list of certification dates below. Please take a moment to review the dates and mark your calendar.
The following certification dates are;
March 3, 2014- Re-Certification and Race- Walking Clinic, Southern University, Mumford Stadium, 801 Harding Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70807-5326 . Contact(s) Gloria Louis at (337) 962-3009 or Coach Walker (225) 771-4024. Time: 9:00 AM- 12:30. Race-Walking / Field/Relays demonstrations on the track 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM.
March 9, 2014- Re-Certification Clinic, Ole Miss, 328 Hill Drive, University, MS 38677. Time: 9:30- 1:00 PM. Onsite contact is Coach Basil Wetherington (662) 832-1235, Gloria Louis (Certification Chair), (337) 962-3009.
We need your support for track and field for our youth, open, adults, elite and masters athletes at our local level.
Track Motto: “Building strong communities by working together with the leadership and maintaining positive attitudes”.
Officially yours,
Gloria Louis
Certification Chair
(337) 962-3009



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