Officials Technical Info

General Information

2015 Information in this section is intended for Meet Organizing Committee members. BC Athletics Officials are available to advise at any stage of the development process, and are frequently willing to serve on organizing committees as technical advisors. We also recommend that Host Organizing Committees make use of the Meet Director's Manual - updated 9/21/17. The Organizing Committee itself is responsible for:

  • entries and results
  • assembly and organization of equipment (see T&F Meet site preparation in left menu)
  • stadium booking and management
  • obtaining a sanction for the meet
  • development of a competition schedule
  • hosting and liaison for officials (see below)

BC Athletics Events and Technical Specifications

 IAAF Starters Monograph (Eric Zemper) - Updated January 2018

 

Hosting and Liaison for Officials

BC Athletics officials are unpaid volunteers. Their primary responsibility is conducting the actual competitions. Officials will generally act in a leadership role, directing and training local volunteers as required. They are occasionally compensated by Meet organizers for unusual out of pocket expenses, such as extensive travel (out of their home area). Otherwise, their expectations are the same as any valued volunteer:

  • timely request for services (through the regional coordinator)
  • souvenirs, such as t-shirts, if provided to other volunteers
  • complimentary meals every 4 hours
  • hot or cold (non-alcoholic) beverages

Track and Field Meet Site Preparation: Throws Venu

Track and Field Meet site preparation: checklists

CALL ROOM:

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet

  • under shelter, preferably adjacent to 100m start
  • accommodation for 2-3 "flights" or "heats"
  • closed to spectators

table

1

chairs

3

benches

3

water cooler

1

paper cups

lots

garbage can

1

writing paper

lots

marking pens

3

in tray

1

chart paper

4

hip numbers

2 rolls

safety pins

lots

blank athlete numbers (bibs)

lots

spikes (7mm)

lots

clock

1

walkie-talkie or cellphone

1

duct tape

1 roll

 

TRACK EVENTS:

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet

Table (finish line)

2

Chairs

6

Starters Stand

1

Umpire's stools

30

Victory Stand

1

Water cooler

1

paper cups

lots

garbage can

1

Display Clock

1

Red flags

12

Lane Markers(1-8)

2 sets

White flags

12

Sprints, hurdles, relays (additional to the above)

Starting blocks

8

Hurdles

10 flights

Relay batons

8

Windgauge

1

Distance, middle distance (additional to the basic list above)

lap counter

1

Bell

1

Traffic cones

30

Steeples

4

Race Walk (additional to the basic list above)

Dry erase display boards

2

Marking pens (dry erase)

2

Table

1

Water cooler

1

paper cups

lots

small sponges

24

THROWS:

For information on authorized implement weights, and for laying out sector lines (landing areas) see Kevin's Quick Guide to Throws. (updated August 2018)

Discus

 

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet

  • sector lines laid out (50mm wide)
  • correct orientation of cage
  • safety inspection for netting or mesh
  • safety inspection; roped off spectator areas
  • shade for athletes

distance markers

40-50-60-70 metres

discus stand

1

athlete benches

2

chairs

3

indicator board

1

Water cooler

1

paper cups

lots

garbage can

1

Small equipment (75 minutes prior to event)

Discus

4

Broom

1

Traffic cone

1

Cocoamats

2

Towels

2

Tape measures (100m)

2

Count-down clock

1

Meet record flag

1

White flags

2

Red flags

2

Yellow flag

1

 

 

Hammer Throw

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet

  • sector lines laid out (50mm wide)
  • correct orientation of cage
  • safety inspection for netting or mesh
  • safety inspection; roped off spectator areas
  • shade for athletes

distance markers

40-50-60-70 metres

hammer stand

1

athlete benches

2

chairs

3

indicator board

1

Water cooler

1

paper cups

lots

garbage can

1

Small equipment (75 minutes prior to event)

Hammers

4

Broom

1

Hammer Insert

Inside Ring

10' Stepladder

1

Traffic cone

1

Cocoamats

2

Towels

2

Tape measures (100m)

2

Count-down clock

1

Meet record flag

1

White flags

2

Red flags

2

Yellow flag

1

 

 

Javelin Throw

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet

  •  sector lines laid out (50mm wide)
  •  safety inspection; roped off spectator areas
  •  shade for athletes

distance markers

40-50-60-70-80 metres

Javelin rack

1

athlete benches

2

chairs

3

indicator board

1

Water cooler

1

paper cups

lots

garbage can

1

Small equipment (75 minutes prior to event)

javelins

4

Broom

1

Runway markers

30

Wind sock

1

Traffic cone

1

Cocoamats

2

Towels

2

Tape measures (100m)

2

Count-down clock

1

Meet record flag

1

White flags

2

Red flags

2

Yellow flag

1

 

 

Shot Put

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet

  •  sector lines laid out (50mm wide)
  •  shade for athletes

distance markers

8-10-12-14-16 meters

shot stand

1

athlete benches

2

chairs

3

indicator board

1

Water cooler

1

paper cups

lots

garbage can

1

Small equipment (75 minutes prior to event)

Shots

4

Broom

1

Traffic cone

1

Cocoa mats

2

Towels

2

Tape measures (30m)

2

Count-down clock

1

Meet record flag

1

White flags

2

Red flags

2

Yellow flag

1

 

 

JUMPS:

High Jump

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet

  •  pits assembled and covered
  •  uprights assembled
  •  shade for athletes

athlete benches

2

chairs

3

indicator board

1

Water cooler

1

paper cups

lots

garbage can

1

Small equipment (75 minutes prior to event)

Cross bars (4m)

2

Broom

1

Traffic cone

1

Count-down clock

1

Tape measure (6m rule)

1

Tape measure (100m)

1

Marking tape

1 roll

Yellow flag

1

White flag

1

Red flag

1

Long Jump and Triple jump

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet

  •  pits thoroughly dug
  •  water hose connected
  •  take-off board installed and levelled
  •  shade for athletes

1/4 inch poly rope

25m

Wind gauge

1

athlete benches

2

chairs

3

indicator board

1

Water cooler

1

paper cups

lots

garbage can

1

Small equipment (75 minutes prior to event)

Runway markers

30

Broom

1

Plasticene board

2

Plasticene

2 blocks

Traffic cone

1

Shovel

1

Tape measure (15m)

1

Tape measure (50m)

1

Count-down clock

1

Meet record flag

1

Rakes

2

Yellow flag

1

White flag

1

Red flag

1

Pole Vault

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet

  •  pits assembled and covered
  •  uprights assembled
  •  shade for athletes
  •  pole rack (sheltered)

athlete benches

2

chairs

3

indicator board

1

Water cooler

1

paper cups

lots

garbage can

1

Small equipment (90 minutes prior to event)

Cross bars (4.5m)

2

Broom

1

Traffic cone

1

Count-down clock

1

Tape measure (6m rule)

1

Tape measure (50m)

1

Marking tape

1 roll

Measuring slide

1

White flag

1

Red flag

1

wind indicator

1

Bar lifters

2

Runway markers

30

Yellow flag

1

TRACK & FIELD MEET ADMINISTRATION

Registration & Results

Track & Field MeetPro Data Processing Workshop - Feb 4 2018

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