There are many fantastic BENEFITS to becoming an umpire. You will become part of a support network of over 6,000 Softball Canada umpires! When you register you become a member of one of the most experienced and well-respected umpire crews in the world.
- – Earn extra cash – $25-$40 per game
– Work games based on your schedule
– Improve/maintain your fitness level
– Meet interesting people
– Become a member of a fantastic team
– Be involved in one of the most popular sports
– Have the chance to travel
– Serve as a role model for all currently enjoying softball
- – Official recognition by Softball Canada as a certified softball official for both fast-pitch and slo-pitch.
– Access to professionally organized umpire certification clinics. Each clinic includes a focus on rules and proper on-diamond mechanics.
– Become a member of the “3rd team” on the field, joining fellow umpires of all ages from all over Canada.
– As you progress, you will be exposed to more challenging games.
– Umpire development, evaluation programs, and mentoring by experienced umpires who provide helpful advice on how to improve your umpiring skills.
– The potential to officiate:
HOW TO GET STARTED
Contact your Local Association. Your Local Association provides:
- – Registration form to get you started
– Level 1 certification clinic (in person)
– Rules exam that must be completed as part of the clinic process
– Registration with the local association, Alberta Softball Umpires Association, Softball Alberta and Softball Canada
– Assigning of regular season and tournament games
– NOTE: There is a registration fee to attend the clinic
WHY SHOULD I REGISTER?
- – Comprehensive insurance coverage
– Access to provincial/territorial and national publications with tips and advice on how become a better umpire
– Opportunity to move up the ladder of success through evaluations and mentoring
Take the next step and become an umpire today…
Complete the form below to start your first step to becoming a carded umpire