As the 2016 Olympiad draws to a close and we look towards the 2020 Olympiad, USATF Pacific Northwest in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Officials Association is pleased to announce the schedule for the apprentice and advanced level training clinics that will be offered in the coming months. Attendance at one of the clinics is one of the requirements for individuals to obtain their USATF Officials certification for the 2020 Olympiad.
In the coming months, USATF Pacific Northwest will offer two type types of clinics as described below.
Apprentice Clinics – This is a “hands-on” course which is 6 hours in length and designed for a brand new official or someone who feels they need a little extra education on the basics. We focus on High School rules. Students will work with the actual tools of the trade–measuring tapes, marking canes, flags, cones, scoresheets, crossbars and stopwatches. The majority of the exercises utilize scaled mock-ups of throwing circles, high jump bar, pole vault standards, starting lines and relay zones. Topics covered include: safety, philosophy of officiating, field events (marking, measuring, recording, fouls, flight coordinating) and track events (umpiring, hand-timing and relays). WIAA clock hours are available. This is the third year we are offering the hands-on course. It has received tremendous reviews by past attendees.
Nov 19 Ellensburg (Central Washington Univ.)
Jan 07 Spokane (Central Valley HS)
Jan 29 Vancouver (TBA)
Feb 13 & 27 Tacoma (TBA) (2 session clinic – 3 hours each session)
Feb 18 Seattle (Seattle Parks & Recreation)
Mar 04 Silverdale (Central Kitsap HS)
Advanced Clinics – 3 hrs in length and is designed for experienced officials including current rule changes, advanced officiating skills, and critical thinking exercises.
Jan 15 Bellingham (site TBA)
Jan 21 Seattle (Parks & Recreation Bldg.)
Jan 23 Lacy (St. Martin’s College)