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Event Logo 2018 Officials Training Clinics
Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Saturday, March 10, 2018
Arlington, Bellevue, Ellensburg, Kent, SeaTac, Snohomish,
Tacoma, WA

Apprentice Clinics (new officials)               Mini-Clinics (for all officials)


APPRENTICE CLINICS  (for new officials)
This is a "hands-on" course which is 6 hours in length and designed for a brand new official or someone who feels they need a little extra education on the basics.  We focus on High School rules. Previously certified officials who have never attended the hands-on version of the clinic are encouraged to attend.
Students will work with the actual tools of the trade–measuring tapes, marking canes, flags, cones, scoresheets, crossbars and stopwatches. The majority of the exercises utilize scaled mock-ups of throwing circles, long jump, high jump, track markings and relay zones. Topics covered include: safety, philosophy of officiating, field events (marking, measuring, recording, fouls, flight coordinating) and track events (starting lines, break line, violations, umpiring and relays).
Due to time constraints, we do not teach: Referee, Starter, Race Walk, Cross Country or setting up the Pole Vault.
WIAA clock hours are available. 
This is the fourth year we are offering the hands-on course. It has received tremendous reviews by past attendees. The USATF National Officials Committee is adopting our program as the National clinic. 

Dates, Locations, Registration Info



Registeration Info.

Other Details

Jan 6


TPS Professional Development Center
6501 N 23rd St, Tacoma, WA 98406

click here
Jan. 3 (11:59 pm PT)

9:00am - 3:00pm

Jan 20

SeaTac (new location)
Tyee High School 

4424 S 188th St, SeaTac, WA 98188

Des Moines

Mt. Rainer High School4424 S 188th St, SeaTac, WA 98188

register here

by Jan. 19 (8:00pm PT)

9:00am - 3:00pm

Feb 3

Arlington (NEW LOCATION)

Arlington High School
18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington, WA 98223


Anacortes High School
1600 20th St., Anacortes, WA 98221

register here

by Feb. 2 (8:00pm PT)

9:00am - 3:00pm
Feb 10


Newport High School
4333 Factoria Blvd. SE, Bellevue, WA

register here

by Feb. 9 (8:00pm PT)

9:00am - 3:00pm
Mar 4


Snohomish High School 
1316 5th St, Snohomish, WA 98290

register here

by Mar. 3 (8:00pm PT)

9:00am - 3:00pm

Mar 10


Central Washington University

register here

Mar. 9 (8:00pm PT)

9:00am - 3:00pm


$50  ($30 for the clinic and $20 for the certification fee). The certification fee is required once every Olympiad. The clinic fee is a one time fee.
  • Officials who already have their 2020 Olympiad certification may audit the clinic at no charge.
  • For those who will have their fee paid by their school district there is an option during the online registration process to submit the school’s accounts payable person’s contact information.

Chris Kunzelman

MINI CLINIC  (for all officials)

DATE   Saturday, March 3     10:30am - 12:00pm

LOCATION  Kent Meridian High School, Kent, Wash.

SESSIONS (both 10:30am - 12:00pm)
Starters Clinic – this is designed for new and experienced starters alike.  You will work with some of the top starters in the state to improve the quality of your starting focusing on technique and cadence.
Implement Inspection for the HS Throws Official Clinic – during this clinic you will learn how to do a cursory check of shot puts, discuses and javelins to ensure safety and legal implements are utilized during the high school season.

Fee: free (if registered by Friday, March 2 8:00pm)
Registration:  click here
(we need all attendees to register so we know how many attendees to expect)