With the great variety of events and athletes competing in them, track and field meets can be extremely exciting and entertaining. However, the scope of these meets can also make them a great challenge to administer and officiate. For these and other reasons the NFHS has developed Officiating Track and Field, an online interactive course for officials and those who work with them. Here you’ll learn about the different responsibilities of track and field officials, many of the important rules and recommendations to keep the event running smoothly and guidelines you can follow to help keep the coaches, spectators and competing athletes as safe as possible.
Whether you officiate small meets or large championship events you need to take the online course, Officiating Track and Field, available on the NFHS Learning Center.
Course comes with
1. Course Introduction2 Sections
- Course Introduction
- Preventive Officiating
2. Track Event Officiating5 Sections
- Track and Field Officiating
- Meet Referee
- Finish Line Logistics
- Clerks, Umpires and Hurdle Crew
3. Field Event Officiating4 Sections
- Field Event Officiating
- Horizontal Jumps, Long Jumps and Triple Jumps
- Throwing Events
- Vertical Jumps (High Jump and Pole Vault)
4. Conclusion1 Sections
This Course Includes
- Approved for 2 Clock Hours
- Certificate of Completion
- Additional Resources
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NFHS National Coaching Credentials
The NFHS Learning Center offers a 3-level national coaching credential that helps you gain knowledge you can use to provide a fun, educational, and a safer environment for your students.
This national credential was developed for individuals who are currently coaching or aspire to coach at the interscholastic level. The goal is to enhance the ability of the coach to better serve students, the school, the community, and the profession of coaching.
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