How do I become a NNTOA Certified Official?
- NNTOA is searching for individuals who desire to officiate track & field and cross country meets in northern Nevada. They must be 18yrs or older. Becoming a track & field official does not require much knowledge of the sport.
- Register with NNTOA Membership Application and pay dues $20 per year by check to "NNTOA" Mail to: Bob Dietrich, NNTOA President 14625 Rimrock Drive Reno, NV 89521 (online payment coming soon)
- Register annually with the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association : OFFICIALS MAIN PAGE (niaa.com) for background check, insurance and NIAA fee.
- Attend Training Clinic, rules updates, and membership meetings. Members must complete 3 hour training clinic and pass NIAA test with 70%.
- Track & Field season runs in the spring sports season from (March through May) and features competition in a range of running, jumping and throwing events.
- Cross Country season runs in the fall sports season from (August through November) and features competition in long distance running up to 5k or 3.1 miles on open trails, golf courses, and parks with pavement, dirt, sand, grass, creeks and more.
- Meets are scheduled after school or weekends and can last 4-8 hours/
- All meet officials shall follow current health and safety guidelines required by local schools, county, state, NNTOA, NIAA and NFHS officials.
- As of March 2020, and until further notice face coverings/mask and 6-feet social distancing must be observed. In addition all sports officials and volunteers are required to a negative covid-19 test at least 2 weeks before the competition.