Monday, April 2nd
4:00 @ central high school.
Please reply to Deb Pelletier
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HEADS UP! Massachusetts state law now mandates concussion training for all coaches and game officials!!
All coaches and game officials in Massachusetts are now required by law (105 CMR 201.000) and by the MIAA to complete a training course in concussion recognition, treatment, and prevention. You can satisfy this requirement by taking and passing one of two FREE on-line courses and printing your certificate (which you should then place in your officials bag!). Completion of either very informative course takes about 30-40 minutes and includes a short test. If you choose to take the NFHS course you must first register with NFHSLearn (easy to do at the website). Each website also includes an extensive collection of educational resources pertainng to concussion and head injury. TAKE THE COURSE NOW at either www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html or www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=15000.
From the WMTFOA Rules Interpeter
As the "Rules Interpreter" for the WMTFOA I am happy to put my 40+ years as a track and field official at your disposal to help answer questions you may have about situations you encounter during your officiating assignments. In my experience there are very few "original problems" and by sharing our experiences we can all become better officials. If you e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will research your question or situation and respond to you ASAP. In the event that I do not know the answer or solution to your problem I will direct it to the MIAA track and field liason for clarification and notify you of his response. I would like to suggest that new officials familiarize themselves with the situations and rulings in the National Federation Case Book as a supplement to the Rules Book. I would further suggest that the National Federation Official's Manual be used as a source of information to help new officials carry out their duties. (Both of these publications can be ordered directly from the National Federation using the order form on pages 93-94 of your Rules Book). I look forward to hearing from you. --Bill Kane