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

2020 San Diego Track & Field Officials Association Annual Meeting:   The San Diego T&F OA annual meeting will be at 9 am at the  "Triton Room" on the first floor of the RIMAC Arena at UCSD on January 11, 2020 (Saturday).  Best parking will be in the Hopkins Parking Structure just to the south on the RIMAC Arena.  The charge for parking is $6/day.  The Hopkins parking structure is just south of the arena on the map (  (Appeals for citations are done online and are pretty much automatically granted as long as that vehicle has not been cited before.)  

2020 Officials Workshop:  The workshop date is still T.B.D.  A hands-on, youth oriented Youth Officials Clinic will be held at Orange Glen High School on February 16, 2020.

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 and Certification Forms and Rules Reviews.   Use the 2016 USATF Rule Book for the rules review.  You must be a current member of USATF to be fully certified.

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

2019 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 2019 USATF Quick Reference Guide.   For a comparison of rules for the different governing bodies, purchase Jim Hanley's 2019 Track & Field Rule Book Differences at  Also check out Eric Zemper's 2019 Rule Changes Summary and CommemtaryNote:  In 2019 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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2019 San Diego Track and Field Officials Calendar (tentative)
Date Time  Event                                                     Location
01/12/2019 9:00 am SDT&FOA Annual Meeting  Innova Systems
Mission Valley
01/20/2019 8:30 am SDT&FOA Officials Workshop Innova Systems
Mission Valley
01/26/2019 7:30 am USATF 50km Race Walk Championships Santee
02/15/2019 1:00 pm Cuyamaca College 4-way T&F Meet Cuyamaca College
2/17/2019 8:45 am Officials Certification Clinic (youth-focused) Orange Glen HS
02/23/2019 10:00 am Mangrum Invitational CSU San Marcos
03/02/2019 T.B.A. Mt. Carmel Dist & Wts Mt. Carmel HS
03/09/2019 11:00 am SD Collegiate Challenge UCSD
03/16/2019 9:00 am Elmer Runge Invitational Patrick Henry HS
03/16/2019 T.B.A. Point Loma Nazarene PLNC
03/22/2019 T.B.A. Aztec Invitational (throws) UCSD
03/22-23/2019 9:00 am Aztec Invitational SDSU
03/23/2019 11:00 am Mt Carmel Invitational Mt Carmel HS
03/30/2019 T.B.A. Point Loma Nazarene PLNC
03/30/2019 10:00 am Cal Collegiate Invitational UCSD
04/05-06/2019 12:00 pm Arnie Robinson Invitational SD Mesa College
04/12-13/2019 9:00 am Triton Invitational UCSD
05/02-03/2019 T.B.A. CCAA Championships UCSD
05/11/2019 10:00 am SD CIF T&F Prelims Mt Carmel HS
05/18/2019 11:00 am SD CIF T&F Finals/Masters Mt Carmel HS
09/15/2019 9:00 am Senior Games SD Mesa College