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Monday, March 2, 2020  - 7:00 PM
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Creating a competent community of sports officials who play a key role in developing Ohio student athletes into good citizens of tomorrow.

Officials Resources

Check out the Helpful resources that officials can use for running a field event, umpiring, or starting by going to Resources at the top right of the Home Page. MEETING DATES FOR 2019-2020: Sept. 9th; Oct. 7th, Feb. 10th, Feb. 24th: March 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 23rd.

The Alvin and Nelson Houck Scholarship

Track Coaches in the Greater Dayton Track Official's Association,I'd like your help getting information out about a scholarship opportunity for Seniors participating in Track and Field in the Miami Valley. The Houck Brothers have left a generous fund to supply scholarships to two of our athletes (boy and girl). Please let your athletes know. Also, please let me know if you have an idea how this might be made known to even more area coaches.Do you have a coaches association that can disseminate the information? Athletes apply for the scholarship through the Dayton Foundation. Due date is 3/20/2020. The Houck Scholarship Fund: Two long time devoted officials, Alvin and Nelson Houck were kind enough to create a fund so that future track athletes could have college scholarships. The college scholarship will be given in their name to one boy and one girl from a Miami Valley High School for four years. The amount of the scholarship is not set, but will be near $1000 per year. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, need, and a continued interest in Track and Field. The scholarship deadline is March 22. The application can be found at: Thanks in advance for your help. Let me know if you have any questions or ideas. Pat Marrinan, Dayton Track Officials


Remember, the deadline to renew your license is June 30, 2020. If you don't renew, there is a penalty. A simple reminder: Renew your license every year by the end of June! Meetings begin again at the end of the summer and run through the winter. Check your local association for schedule. If you know anyone who may be interested in becoming a track and or cross country official, let them know now so they can prepare.

How To Become A Track and Cross Country Official

Would you like to become an OHSAA Track and Field and Cross Country Official? Applications for new officials for this spring are being accepted from December 15 to January 15. Step 1: Obtain an Officiating Application Go to Step 2: Mail application form and fee - Mail completed application form and required $65.00 application fee ($65 per sport, check or money order payable to the OHSAA) to Officiating department, OHSAA, 4080 Roselea Place, Columbus, OH, 43214. Fall sport applications will only be accepted from June 15 through July 15, winter sport applications Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, spring sport applications Dec. 15 through Jan. 15. Step 3: Receive officiating instruction books in mail - You will receive all study material, the testing instructions and the OHSAA handbook for officials within 14 days after we receive the application. If you do not receive this material, contact the OHSAA officiating department at 614-267-2502, ext. 110 or Step 4: Prepare for Officiating Exam - Study your rule books in preparation for the online test. Step 5: Take Officiating Exam - You will take an exam that includes rules and mechanics questions. Each test you will be able to take twice. At the conclusion of the test you will receive your results. Step 6: Complete Concussion Training - Applicants must complete a course on concussion training, prior to officiating. You can get to the link by going to this address on the OHSAA website: (revised 8/9) Step 7: Receive Officiating Permit - Applicants with a passing score of 80% or higher will receive their officiating permit in the mail. Allow three weeks from mailing date. If you do not receive your permit within this time frame, contact the OHSAA officiating department at 614-267-2502, ext. 110 or Note: Applicants who do not pass the officiating exam must wait one year to re-apply and start the application process over. Step 8: Attend Required Rules Meetings - All officials have annual meeting requirements. Most sports require four local meetings. A state rules meeting is also required after the year in which an individual initially becomes an official. Begin local meeting attendance NOW! Find a local and state rules meeting in your area. Step 9: Annual Renewal of Officiating Permit - Renew your officiating permit annually in June.