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Current Association Officers

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

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 - with Suburban League Coaches
Aug. 31 - Boardman

Feb. 8 - Salem
Feb. 15 - Fitch
Feb. 22 - Boardman
Mar 1 - Salem
Mar 8 - Boardman
Mar 18 - Fitch (outside)
Apr. 8 - YSU WATTS - long jump officiating clinic
Apr. 15 - East Palestine



At the annual GYTOA banquet held on June 13, the following awards were presented to student athletes:

Cross Country Runners of the Year
Mahoning County
Ashleigh Rowley, Western Reserve
Chris Butler, Boardman

Columbiana County
Brynn Hofmeister, United
Josh Andrews, Salem

Track and Field Athletes of the Year
Mahoning County
Anita Mancini, Canfield
Rob Lozier, West Branch

Columbiana County
Jacob Pancake, East Palestine
Lindsay Baker, East Liverpool

GYTOA Sportsmanship Award
Mariah Eisenbraun, United

The following officials were recognized:

Fred Dafler Sportsmanship Award
Tom Sapp

Retirement Recognition
Joan Fox - 43 years

Service Awards
Ed Katzman - 40 years
Nedra Bowen - 35 years
Nick Gizzi - 35 years
Andris Baltputnis - 30 years
Don Carson - 30 years
Chris Chamberlain - 30 years
John Daubenspeck - 30 years
Laurie Huntington - 25 years
Deb Love - 25 years
Teri Ward - 25 years
Merrill Harris - 20 years
Robert Havaich - 20 years
Rob Hodgson - 20 years
Marcia Tiger - 20 years
Mike Walton - 20 years
Don Groubert - 15 years
Deb Satterfield - 15 years

Local dues for ALL OFFICIALS (including new officials) are due by June 30th to Pat Julian, but you can pay them early. The dues will cover you for the 2017-18 seasons... Checks can be made out to GYTOA and mailed to her at 2385 Oak St.. Salem, Ohio 44460. You can also pay Pat in person at any of the meets she will be working. Anything postmarked after June 30th will be subject to a $20 late fee ($40 total). If your dues are not postmarked by August 15th the late fee goes to $30 ($50 total) and anything after January 1st is a $40 late fee ($60 total). Anyone who does not pay their dues is considered a member not in good standing and is ineligible to officiate until their dues have been paid. Your state dues will be due during the same time and will be paid directly thru MyOhsaa, information will come direct from them as to when you can begin paying them.

Congratulations to Ted Yuhaniak on the announcement of him winning the 2016-17 OHSAA State Active Official of the Year for Boys Cross Country. Ted was nominated and ultimately chosen for this award based on his many years of dedication to the sports of track & field and cross country, specifically his work with Salem Cross Country.

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 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 the meeting.

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



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