ENJOY YOUR SUMMER !!!             

From the President

Many thanks to Pat Ronan for organizing and to all the officials who attended the annual banquet at Avellinos this past Thursday.  Carmen Iannuccilli was recognized as our newest Senior Member,   A note of thanks to Kevin Cummings, Linda George, Jeff Hennessy and Lou Dittami for providing the raffles.  The raffles are always a big hit at the banquet.  It truly takes a team effort in running the organization and I would like to thank our EBoard and officers, – Pat Ronan, Mark Young, Tony DaRocha, Barbara Rosato, Chante Soares, Trevor Garrick, Joe Quarantello, Yvel Joseph, Erich O’Neil Rich Murray, treasurer, Don Kirkland, clerk, Dennis Berry, Chief Negotiator Rich Hickey, Recruiter Jeff Blonder, Apparel Dave Johns and Webmaster Bob Muldoon, Peter Meagher and Tony DaRocha for their work with the BAA. 

Don Kirkland will be leaving as Treasurer in September.  Don and his wife Sandra have been a great asset to our organization and will be truly missed.  Don has graciously agreed to assist our new Treasurer, Bob Muldoon in taking over the reigns to ensure a smooth transition.

The membership voted to elect Bob Muldoon as Treasurer,  Peter Rittenburg to replace outgoing EBoard member Joe Quarantello and Yvel Joseph will serve another term on the Eboard effective this fall.

Special thanks to Anne Bernazzani and Mark Young for their herculean efforts in staffing the meets this past year.   Every season brings on new challenges and without their dedication to numerous phone calls and emails rearranging the workforce each week, we would not have had a successful year.  Thank you to all our officials who worked the outdoor season.  Please note we are still looking for officials and welcome all our members to reach out and recruit during the summer months.  Jeff Blonder will be happy to assist any one who is interested in become an official with the MTFOA.  Have a great summer.

From Special Olympics

Thank you to all the track officials for our events this spring. It was really great to see them out in force. I will say it was a first for us to have officials at all our meets, it really helps us up the game for our athletes and shows them that their events are on the same level as all their peers. Thank you so much for your help.

In 1982, the Bay State Games Track & Field competition was created to provide opportunities for participants from across Massachusetts of all ages and abilities to compete in an Olympic style athletic festival. Since it’s inception, Track & Field Officials from Eastern, Central and Western Massachusetts have supported Bay State Games by volunteering their time to officiate at our competition.
Bay State Games will celebrate their 42nd year in 2024. The track event will be a finals only meet to be held on Saturday, July 20 at Regis College in Weston. There are male and female divisions for middle school, high school, open and masters. 

We greatly appreciate the past support from members of the Massachusetts Track & Field Officials community who have volunteered their time at Bay State Games.

As we prepare for 2024, we would like to invite you to help out again this year.
An on-line sign up system has been created.  Please paste the link below into your browser and fill out the form with your availability by June 15. https://app.racereach.com/form/58927 

If you do not have access to a computer but would still like to volunteer, please call 781-932-6555 and we can take your information. Officials will be provided with parking, lunch and other amenities for their involvement. We are very excited to announce that due to the support of Marathon Sports, the Bay State Games jacket will return in 2024 and all track officials will receive a jacket for their involvement.

Thank you again to all the track & field officials across Massachusetts who have supported Bay State Games. We look forward to seeing you again this year. If you have questions, please contact Kevin Cummings at (781) 932-6555 or email kevin@baystategames.org


Everything about MFTOA, right under your cursor. We provide top quality officiating for the sports of track and field, cross country and road racing. We work closely with colleges and high schools, as well as USA Track & Field New England, to organize, judge and score meets and races. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18. 


Rules updates

Two rules revisions involving the competitor’s uniform, along with procedural changes in several field events designed to reduce the risk of injury, highlight rules changes in high school track and field and cross country for the 2022 season.

Updates on concussions

While concussions and suspected head injuries occur only occasionally in track and field, they do happen. Although MIAA rules do not specifically indicate a role for officials, they should continue the best practice of ensuring that the event is stopped if an athlete is suspected of suffering a head injury and should facilitate the call for and access for medical personnel. For more information, updates on rules and resources, please see Concussions.