The Maine Association of USA Track & Field will conduct a free track-and-field officials' clinic on Sunday, April 7 in the Orono council chambers, Town Office Building, 59 Main St.

Registration is at 12:30 p.m. and the clinic will be 1 to 4:30 p.m.

The clinic is for anyone interested in officiating track and field at the youth, high school or college level and/or becoming certified or re-certified.

Don Berry, master official in the sport and the certification chairman for Maine USATF, will conduct the clinic. The clinic is designed to provide a beginning and advanced levels on instruction and will cover all aspects of track-and-field officiating and rules review.

Track coaches and track parents who want to learn more about the rules are encouraged to attend the clinic.

For more information, contact Mary Cady, master official and experienced meet director, at 745-2540 or email her at:

Track rule books will be provided for purchase and testing material also will be available. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

"The sport of track and field is a wonderful opportunity for the young and old within our communities to stay active," Cady said. "Educated officials only help to improve the experience for all of these athletes. More track-and-field officials are needed in Northern and Eastern Maine."

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