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Maine Association of USA Track and Field officials' clinic cancelled

By Staff | Mar 18, 2020

Orono — Maine Association of USA Track & Field was to conduct an officials' clinic on Sunday, April 5; however, that has been cancelled due to the global health concerns over COVID-19, or coronavirus.

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

Track and field is an opportunity for young and old to stay active, said Mary Cady, master USATF official. Educated officials help to improve the experience for these athletes, and more track-and-field officials are needed in northern Maine, she said.

The clinic was to take place at the Orono Town Council Chambers in the Town Office Building at 59 Main St.

There was no cost for the clinic and track rule books will be available for purchase. Drinks and snacks were to be provided.

Don Berry, master official in the sport and the certification chairperson for Maine USATF, was to conduct the clinic.

The clinic was designed to provide beginning and advanced levels on instruction, and was to cover all aspects of track-and-field officiating, as well as rules review.

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

For more information, call Cady at 745-2540 or email kdmarykd@gmail.com.

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