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3-7-21 email blast

posted Mar 8, 2021, 8:40 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Mar 8, 2021, 8:40 AM ]


1. Spring Officiating Opportunities 
  • Availability Sheet is attached.(UPDATED 3-5-21) While Covid numbers are improving, it goes without saying, there WILL be changes. Mike Meagher APPRECIATES the Availability Sheets that have already been turned. With a LOT of leagues contesting meets on Saturdays, We REALLY are going to need EVERYONE's help this season. Please Email  or Text 978 457 3153 with you availability sheet
  • Catholic Central League 
  • Middlesex League
  • Merrimack Valley League 

    The MVC is looking for officials for the Fall 2 track season on March 20, 24, 27, 31 and April 3, 7, 10, 14.

    If you are available and want to officiate or start on any of these dates, please contact Dave Johns at

2. Dues
ALL League Assignors have been reminded that all MTFOA Officials they assign must be members in good standing ie. dues up to date. If you have forgotten to pay dues for 2021,  please mail your check for $ 80.00 to Don Kirkland at PO Box 15, North Salem, NH 03073 your address. Now that Meets are starting back up, you wouldn’t want you to miss an assignment !!!!!!

3. Survey for officials
Below is a link to an online Survey  for officials to see if they plan to officiate this spring (Fall II and Spring), what type of meets (high school, college or both), what areas of eastern Mass. where plan to work, and what events you prefer not to work. It should only take a minute to two to fill out. It is for informational purposes only for MTFOA leadership and commissioner. It is separate from the availability sheet above.

4 . USATF Officials certification - 2nd Zoom opportunity

For those individuals still needing to complete their USATF officials
recertification - or certify new - for 2021-2024,
a second Zoom Rules Review will be presented on Sunday, March 14,
1:00-3:00 p.m.
15 MTFOA members participated in the first webinar, and respondents
agreed it was well presented.

Send a request to be part of the Zoom  to by Friday, March 12, at 5:00 p.m.
One should be in process of completing the USATF application and
membership to sign up.
The Zoom link will be sent a day or two before the presentation.

The webinar replaces the need to complete the general rules review;
those at National or Masters level, or who have specialty certifications
in Referee, Long Distance Running, Race Walking, and several other areas
will still need to complete those specialty reviews.
The step by step certification process can be found at - - in the third paragraph.
If anyone still needs assistance with membership renewal or other
aspects of completing their certification, contact Steve Vaitones at