DATES (all sessions are from 1:20-6:30 PM)

12/8/13   Vanderbilt University

1/19/14   East Tennessee State University

2/2/14     Vanderbilt University

2/9/14     Webb School of Knoxville

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 If you are a coach, parent or track and field enthusiast that has been interested in contributing to the sport of track and field by becoming a certified official the Knoxville Youth Athletics - USATF Officials Certification this is the first step in making this wish a reality.  This highly informative afternoon long session will emphasize USATF (Youth and Open) and NFHS (High School) rules.  This certification clinic will feature both classroom sessions at and hands-on sessions at the track facilites within walking distance of the clinic.  Our goal is to have you prepared to officiate in area Middle School, High School and Youth Meets for the 2014 season and beyond.

Clinic Schedule:

1:20 PM - Meet / Greet Drop off Pre- Clinic Forms 

1:30 – Welcome, introductions and clinic goals
1:40 – USATF Certification process
1:50 – Philosophy of Officiating 
2:05 – Officiating Track Events (starter,umpire, clerk, etc.)
2:35 – Track Events hands-on
3:05 – Vertical Jumps presentation
3:35 – Vertical Jumps hands-on
4:00 – Break - Snacks
4:15 – Horizontal Jumps presentation
4:50 – Horizontal Jumps hands-on
5:20 – Throws presentation
5:50 – Throws hands-on
6:15 – Officiating Other Areas 
6:35 - Dinner / Summary, Questions & Answers, Next Steps / take pictures for Officials ID’s, etc.

The cost for this outstanding clinic is only $30.00.  We have been able to bring this outstanding value to you with the support provided to us by Coach O and The Knoxville Youth Athletics Program.  Please bring a copy of your online registration (registration link below) Your clinic fee of $30.00 can be paid online.  Your registration fee covers the following: 

> Clinic Materials
> Expert Instruction
> USATF Certification Fee (normally $45.00) - You must obtain a USATF Membership online prior to the clinic.
> Snacks, Refreshments and Dinner  

Date Location Map Registration Link
12/8/13 Vanderbilt Universtiy Multi-Purpose Faciltiy, Nashville -TN  Area Map  Register Now
 1/19/14  MSHA Center - East Tennessee State University, Johnson City - TN  Area Map  Register Now
 2/2/14  Vanderbilt University Multi-Purpose Facility, Nashville -TN  Area Map  Register Now
 2/9/14  Webb School of Knoxville, Knoxville - TN   Area Map    Register Now 

Pre-Clinic Materials:

Please download, review, follow instructions within, complete, print out and bring with you to the certification clinic (all PDF)

X = What you need to download and have filled out to help you complete the process of becoming a new official

> USATF Offiicials Certification Application (for new officials)  X

> USATF Officials Certification Application (if you are recertifying through 2016)
> USATF Membership - Must complete online if you are going to become certified    X

> USATF Rule Book 2013 (large file) - 2014 rule book has not been published as of 1/8/14  X

> USATF Apprentice Level Track and Field Certification Test (for new officials - print out and review using Rules Book as your guide) X

> USATF Association Level Rules Review (print out and review using Rule Book as your guide)

> NFHS Rule Book (High School)  X
> Officials Best Practices    


Marty Sonnenfeldt @ 865-304-8381 / or

Mike Ham @ 615-293-7341 /



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