Mass. Track & Field Officials Association - Competing with the best.Everything about MFTOA, right under your cursor. We provide top quality officiating for the sports of track and field, cross country and road racing. We work closely with colleges and high schools, as well as USA Track & Field New England, to organize, judge and score meets and races. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18.
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Rules, changes & interpretations
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Updates on concussions
MIAA background checks
MIAA background checks required for 2016-2017
The MIAA is requiring background checks for all officials working high school meets in Mass., starting school year 2016-2017. Please follow the directions here. There are deadlines for each season so please read the instructions carefully.
Off to the races
What's the rule?
So you think you know the rules? Test yourself, thanks to the Professional Development Committee and official Mark Young.
The format is simple. Each week, a new situation is presented below and you can determine if the rule has been correctly applied. The ruling is published the following week. When you consider the situations, think about both college and high school rules.
Situation: It has long been customary for the Starter to fire a pistol, or for another official to ring a bell, at the start of the final lap of races of more than one lap. Is this custom a rule, or just a quaint vestige of the past? As always, respond for both NFHS and NCAA rules.
Ruling on last week's situation here.