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.
Season's over! What's the Rule will return in September.
Situation: A1 reports to the Clerk to check in for the one mile run. She/he is not wearing shoes. The Clerk advises A1 that shoes must be worn to compete and warns A1 of possible disqualification if shoes are not worn. A1's coach protests to the Referee that shoes are not required and that the Clerk is in error. What should the result be? Remember to respond for both NFHS and NCAA rules.
Ruling here for last week.