USATF/AZ TRACK AND FIELD OFFICIALS COMMITTEE MEETING
September 24, 2017
I. Call to order
Martin called to order the annual
meeting of the USATF/AZ
Field Officials Committee at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2016. She
present. There were a total of 14 officials present at the start of the
including five committee officers and 9 more officials present by the end
present: Chair Diane Martin, Vice-Chair Dan Reynolds, Certification Russ
Chair Kirk Skyles and Secretary Michael Sanderfer.
A lengthy discussion took place which addressed perceived
issues regarding officials working at youth meets and interactions with youth
coaches. Further discussion continued with attempts to explore
possible ways to improve communication and work towards more respectful
of the 2016 meeting (emailed earlier) were approved by all in attendance,
motioned by Kirk Skyles and seconded by Tom Hott.
III. Chairman’s Report
earlier discussion, New Business items were introduced by Chair Diane
Martin. Chair also discussed earlier
meetings this summer with Officials Officers and Association President with a
conference call concerning working together as we in Arizona are one association
“wearing the same shirt.”
IV. Certification Chair Report
Armstrong reports a drop to 66 officials from 121 last year. “Our association has 25 Master’s, 11
National, 14 Associate, 14 Apprentice and 2 Emeritus.” Drop in official numbers attributed to, “only
working high school meets,” “not wanting to pay for another background check,”
“not wanting to complete SafeSport test,” “don’t have the time.”
V. Financial Report & Budget
financial report showed a balance of $2828.72
VI. Education Chair Report
discussed training on electronic measuring devices “the future is now.” Also, training at clinics (site and dates
VII. New Business
Laser measuring equipment
Officials working in local youth, Master’s and Open association
Drop in officials recertifying, a questionnaire/survey will be
Outstanding Service Awards for our Arizona Association were presented
Sitter and David Bickel.
IX. Adjournment - The
meeting adjourned at 9:03 a.m.
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