Officials Certification/Coaches Rules Clinics Announced


The Maine Association of USA Track and Field will conduct track and field rules clinics for anyone interested in officiating track and field or becoming certified or re-certified. This would apply to anyone interested in officiating the youth level, the high school level, and the college level. All clinics will be conducted by Don Berry, who is a Master Official in the sport and the USATF-Maine Officials Certification Chair.

The Clincs are being held:

Sunday, March 18th, 12:30 to 4:00 pm (registration begins at 12:00 pm) at Gorham Recreation Center, Ball Park Road, Gorham, Contact: Don Berry at Don Berry at:

Sunday, March 25th, 12:30 to 4:00 pm (registration begins at 12:00 pm) at Buker Community Center, Located at 22 Armory St, Augusta. Local Contact: Don Berry at Don Berry at:

Sunday, April 15th, 12:00 to 4:00 pm (registration at 11:30am) at Council Chambers, Orono Municipal Building, Main Street (council Chambers’ entrance faces Main Street; park in bank lot across the street or in parking lot behind Town Office/Police station. Building is between Fire Station and Irving Circle K Gas station) Contact for this clinic is Mary Cady, or 207-745-2540.

This clinic is designed to provide both a beginning and advanced levels of instruction. The presentation will cover all aspects of track and field officiating and rules review. 

There is no cost to participants. Testing materials will be available and track rulebooks (high school, NCAA, USATF) will be available for purchase, but are not required. These are part of a series of clinics to be offered in the state this year. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Can also attend to gain more information for working local meets, even if you don’t intend to become certified. Serves as a rules refresher course for coaches also! The sport of track and field is a wonderful opportunity for the young and old within our communities to stay active. Educated officials only help to improve the experience for all of these athletes. We need more track and field officials in northern and eastern Maine. Hope to see you at the clinic!