Information For Officials

Officials' Webinars

(May 19, 2020)

(May 19, 2020)

For those interested in getting some information on the new rules and the changes from IAAF to World Athletics, and perhaps to look at other disciplines than the one you are already in, take a chance to register for one of the webinars being hosted by various people from the National Official’s Committee.

Information regarding the topics of the webinars is found at this link. The website for registering is:

Becoming an Official and Upgrading

Are you interested in becoming an official and/or upgrading your credentials? Then this is the place for you to get the required information.

Becoming an Official

Any volunteer who is interested in becoming an official is eligible to do so. Often, volunteers who are helping at an event are approached by an official to inquire about interest. Other times, someone may be interested in officiating and may want to approach an official to get further information. Either way is just as good as the other.

If you are interested in becoming an official please contact Greg Nicol (gregorylnicol@yahoo.ca) or Alwilda Van Rysywk  (alvan50@shaw.ca) both provide official clinics at the local level and are always looking to recruit officials. Please give them an email if you are interested in providing some volunteer time to track meets. Extra help is always appreciated. They also help the  elementary zone and district meets, and high school meets as well.

Wayne and Cheryl Elke, who are local Kamloops Officials, also sit on the board of the BCA officials who represent us by having a voice for us. Kamloops has one of the highest number of officials in the province.

Upgrading your Credentials

The Officials section of the BC Athletics website has a great deal of information for officials. Please follow the link to find out the process for upgrading credentials, along with any other information you may require about Officiating with BC Athletics.

Manuals of Interest to Officials

IAAF Competition Rules and Regulations
 
Current IAAF Rules and Regulations
The Referee 2012 A guide that assists in interpreting some of the rules in the Rulebook.
WMA Rules of Competition World Masters Association Championship Rules
IAAF Photo Finish Guidelines IAAF guidelines for Photofinish
IAAF Starting Guidelines IAAF guidelines for Starters
Race Walking 2014 A Race Walking guide to Judging and Organising