Starter/Starter's Assistant

An official placing tape on the start line. Credit Aleksandra Szmigiel.
L1 officiating pathway

Who can attend the course?

Anyone over the age of 16 who is interested in officiating at track & field or cross-country competitions, who has a keen interest in ensuring each race goes off correctly, an interest in working with the latest electronic gun starts working, starters and starters assistant instructions or working closely with athletes on the start line. This is a three hour course which can be split across multiple days.

What will I learn?

  • The key roles and responsibilities of a Race Starter and Starter's Assistant.
  • How, when and where to line up athletes before the start.
  • How to implement relevant rules of a race start.
  • The correct positioning and clarity of starters instructions/signals.

Next steps

Once the above steps have been completed, please contact and we will process your licence.

Progressing to Levels 2 and 3

Information on preogressing to the next level can be found on the Track and Field pathway web page.

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