USATF Officials

Officials play an important role in making thousands of events run smoothly. From working national championships to officiating high-school track meets, officials are essential for maintaining the highest levels of integrity at all levels of competition. This section offers resources for current officials, as well as those seeking certification.


USATF Adirondack Adirondack Officials Committee (AOC)

The AOC recruits trains and certifies young adults (minimum age is 14), men, and women to officiate track & field, long distance running cross country and race walk events.

AOC members work events at all levels of competition; elementary and high school, collegiate, open and masters. They also officiate for disabled and Special Olympics athletes.

Members serve meets and competitions within 25 counties in New York State east and north of Oswego, Onondaga, Cortland, Broome, Sullivan, Orange, and Dutchess counties, as well as throughout the United States.

Annually, members are selected for events of national importance, including USATF and NCAA Championships.  Occasionally selections are made for international competitions such as the IAAF World Championships and/or the Olympics.



Contact the USATF Adirondack Officials

Chair/Assignor: Steve George (518.381.4444)
Certification Chair: Joe Shufelt (518.885.9872)