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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.


Would you like to become an OHSAA Track and Field and Cross Country Official?

Go to OHSAA.ORG. BECOME AN OFFICIAL to obtain an officiating application

1 Go to
2 Click on Officiating in Menu across the top of the page at right
3 Click on becoming an official
4 Click choice 2 Beginning Officials Track and Field
5 Follow instructions for application in step 1
6 Complete the concussion training in step 2 by going back to the drop down
Return to Step 2 click on concussion education under officiating.