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Current Association Officers

Tom Sapp - President
Rob Conklin - Vice President
Pat Julian - Treasurer
Allison Jones - Secretary
Bill Julian - Past President

Lou Brown - Trustee
Chris Chamberlain - Trustee
Joe Carr - Trustee
John Daubenspeck - Trustee

Meetings for 2017-2018

All Thursday Meetings - Business Meeting at 6:45pm, Rules Meeting at 7pm

All Sunday Meetings – No Business Meetings, Rules Meeting at 2pm

Aug. 10 - Fitch -
Meeting with Suburban League Coaches
Aug. 31 - Boardman
Cross Country Officiating Roles

Feb. 1 - OHSAA State Rules Meeting
@ Fitch, 6:00 pm

Feb. 8 - Salem - Rule changes, Points of Emphasis, Seeding, Scoring
Feb. 15 - Fitch - Field
Referee, Throws
(Lou Brown)
Feb. 22 - Boardman - Games Committee, Meet Management, Referee (Jim Fox)
Mar 1 - Salem - Clerk, Starter, Finish Line, Jumps
Mar 8 - Boardman - Umpiring, Infractions, Uniforms
Mar 18 - Boardman (outside) - Tour of the Track
Apr. 8 - YSU WATTS - long jump officiating clinic
Apr. 15 - East Palestine - situations



Meets needing oficials has been updated - please see if you can help!

WKBN/WYTV recently did a feature on our own Andris Baltputnis, the Voice of Track and Field in Ohio. You can read the story and watch the feature here.

Our end of the season Banquet is Tuesday June 12th at the Dutch Village Inn, in Columbiana. Tickets cost $25.00. The doors open at 5:30 PM with dinner at 6:30 PM. Any new officials wanting to attend, must make reservations with Allison Jones. You can send an email to or can reach her cell at 330-717-1817.

Our end of the year banquet gives us the chance to sit down in a relaxed setting and visit with each other. It also allows us to honor our fellow officials who have reached various milestones in officiating.

We also honor our Cross Country and Track & Field athletes that were nominated by coaches/officials.

Our Board members have tickets, so if you would like to purchase one or two please see the following at upcoming conference or district/regional meets:
Tom Sapp
Rob Conklin
Pat Julian
Allison Jones

Click here for some useful training videos

Our annual Awards Banquet will be at 6 pm on June 12, at the Dutch Village Inn in Columbiana. More details will follow.

To access the presentation of "You Are the Referee" by Jim Fox and John Daubenspeck from the OTFCCOA clinic click the following:

Handout (pdf)


Congratulations to the following GYTOA members:

Bill Julian - 2018 Ohio Association of Track and Field and Cross Country Officials Contributor Award

Ted Marroulis - 2018 Ohio Association of Track and Field and Cross Country Officials Contributor Award

Jim Fox - 2018 Fred Cope Award from the Ohio Association of Track and Field and Cross Country Officials

Bill, Ted and Jim received their awards from OTFCCOA President Lou Brown during a banquet as part of the yearly officials clinic, held in Columbus on January 12th and 13th.

Congratulations to Ken Jakubec - selected to the Austintown Fitch Athletics Hall of Fame

The GYTOA will present a Sportsmanship Award to a deserving student athlete at the end of the school year. For a description of the award, please click here. For a coach's nomination form, please click here.

To view various NFHS track and cross country resources, click here.
To access the NFHS Pre-Meet Notes for 2017, click here.

Officials interested in becoming a starter may take advantage of our starter pistol loan program. For more information, click here.

For a Power Point from OHSAA regarding Arbiter, click here.
For the same info as a pdf, click here.
For an ArbiterOne instructional video, click here.



Cancellation Policy

Meetings will only be canceled under the following circumstances:
- If the school we are having our meeting at is closed the day of the meeting, our meeting is automatically canceled.
- The school notifies us of a special issue that would cause us not to be able to hold our meeting. IE scheduling issue, electrical or water issue etc.
- Sever Weather as determined by the GYTOA President.
Notification will be made via the following:
- Web site
- Facebook
- News Media ( we notify them and it is up to them to run it)
- NO CALLS WILL BE MADE. If in doubt please check the web site, Facebook or call Rob Conklin, Bill Julian, Pat Julian, Tom Sapp. No credits will be given if someone shows up to a canceled meetings
- No Meetings will be rescheduled unless we have two or more canceled meetings during the Winter/Spring or Fall respectively.

PLEASE NOTE**** The state meeting is scheduled thru a joint effort of Austintown Fitch Athletics, the GYTOA and the OHSAA office. This meeting is sponsored by the OHSAA and is subject to cancellation by our policy, by their office or the representative of their office who will be administrating the meeting.

To check your meeting attendance, follow these instructions. (click link)



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