Track and field athletics officials or track and field athletics technical officials are referees responsible for judging the various events. They can be sub-divided into four main groups: field judges, track judges, timekeepers, and starters. While most are versatile over the course of a season, they are given specific assignments to focus on during the course of a meet. At a high level meet there might be, for example; an official to call the athletes and record their results, one or more officials to watch the circle or jumping line, one or more officials to mark the landing spot, one to operate a wind game and one to watch the time limit for the athlete.
Ohio AAU offers an Official Certification class twice a year. For more information on becoming an Ohio AAU Official contact Chris Jackson @ (419) 371-6198