Current Association Officers
Bill Julian - President
Trustee Lou Brown - Awards
Past President - Allison Jones
Tom Sapp - Vice President
Pat Julian - Treasurer
B.J. Duckworth - Secretary
John Daubenspeck - Rules Interpreter
Trustee Brad Harris - Banquet
Trustee John Daubenspeck - Rules, Webmaster
Trustee Rob Conklin - Finance
Allison Jones - New Official Recruitment and Training
Officers for 2017-2019
Tom Sapp - President
Rob Conklin - Vice President
Pat Julian - Treasurer
BJ Duckworth - Secretary
Bill Julian - Past President
Lou Brown - Trustee
Chris Chamberlain - Trustee
Joe Carr - Trustee
John Daubenspeck - Trustee
All Thursday Meetings - Business Meeting at 6:45pm,
Rules Meeting at 7pm
All Sunday Meetings – No Business Meetings, Rules
Meeting at 2pm
Thursday August 11, 2016 – Austintown Fitch Cafeteria – No Business Meeting
Suburban League procedures,
basic Cross Country rules
Thursday September 1, 2016 – Boardman High School
Cross Country officiating
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - OHSAA State Rules Meeting -
6:00 pm, Austintown Fitch Auditorium
Thursday February 2, 2017– Salem High School Library
Rule Changes, Points
of Emphasis, Games Committee, Referee
Thursday February 9, 2017 – Austintown Fitch Cafeteria
Thursday February 16, 2017 – Boardman High School
Thursday March 2, 2017 – Salem High School Library
Thursday March 9, 2017 – Boardman High School
Jumps - vertical and horizontal
Sunday March 19, 2017 – Austintown Fitch Track – No Business Meeting
Tour of the Track
Tuesday March 21, 2017 - Austintown Middle School
Arbiter set up session
Sunday April 2, 2017 – YSU WATTS – Umpiring Clinic – No Business Meeting
Sunday April 9, 2017– East Palestine High School
– No Business Meeting - note date and location change!
Meetings for 2017-2018
Aug 10 - Fitch - with Suburban League Coaches
Aug 31 - Boardman
Feb 1 - Salem
Feb 8 - Fitch
Feb 15 - Boardman
Mar 1 - Salem
Mar 8 - Boardman
Mar 18 - Fitch (outside)
Apr 8 - YSU WATTS
Apr 15 - East Palestine
2017 Post Meet Social Calendar
To view the You Are The Referee PowerPoint presented by Jim Fox and John Daubenspeck at the recent state track officials clinic, please click here.
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,
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,
For a PowerPoint from OHSAA regarding Arbiter, click here.
For the same info as a pdf, click here.
For an ArbiterOne instructional video, click here.
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
- Sever Weather as determined by the GYTOA President.
Notification will be made via the following:
- 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 website, Facebook
or call BJ Duckworth, 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
To check your meeting
attendance, follow these instructions.
GYTOA By Laws
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