Welcome! (Updated 1/16/17)
This is a very exciting time in softball history… The Amateur Softball Association will now officially fly among the other national governing bodies of sports in the United States as USA Softball! The timing is perfect as softball will once again become an Olympic Sport in Tokyo, Japan in 2020! With this change, we see a few developments occur over the next few years, but be assured, USA Softball will still focus on the “home town” softball like it has for the past 84 years.
USA Softball of St. Louis embraces these changes and will move forward with great anticipation! As an umpire, we will continue to serve our teams locally, and for those who have loftier goals, we will work together to help you try and reach them! As the governing body of softball, our focus will continue to be on providing opportunities for umpires through clinics, breakouts, camps, USA Softball National Umpire Schools, and Advanced Camps for those who really want to excel “their game.”
We will also continue to develop our local technology and hope to keep you updated through emails, social media, and the occasional phone call. You may notice some changes to our website, and we hope to continue developing in the years to come. Knowledge is POWER, and the more we can provide information and resources for you, the better umpire you can become. Take time to go through our website as it has some great information and resources. Please feel free to contact one of our district UIC’s with questions, or email me personally. We all want you to succeed, and be the BEST YOU CAN BE!
We continue to need more umpires! Talk to your friends and acquaintances – see if they want to join our association and make it better. The extra money they can earn certainly can be a major benefit! We need Slow Pitch & Fast Pitch Umpires – talk with those in your league play and see if they will join “our team!” We have information on how to become an USA Softball Umpire on this very site. Just look at the left column and click on the LINK to see what it takes to become an USA Softball Registered Umpire. Get the process started, and then come out to our “mini camps” and Metro Clinics to learn how to manage and call a game.
Early Bird Registration runs through January. Afterwards, REGULAR REGISTRATION begins and is $10.00 more. With your registration, you get rule books, exams, clinics, and every registered USA Softball UMPIRE gets insurance which covers them during their USA Softball, high school softball & college softball games too! It’s a great deal!
Umpires should complete their registration process using our ONLINE FORM! Returning Umpires Received the Fall Newsletter with the Registration Form embedded into it. By clicking on the link you can also complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM. We are moving to a more GREEN association, particularly concerning paper documents. Consequently many of the documents enable you to now type in the fields, save to your computer, and then email them to the association. Please be sure to have the latest version of Adobe Reader (Free) installed on your computer. For help on how to complete, save, send many of our PDF documents, please check out the short video in the left column of our website.
USA Softball of St. Louis umpires will have several “Mini Camps” and clinic opportunities again this year. Check out our Calendar Of Events for a group listing of upcoming activities! If you have only been umpiring a few years, or did not make a clinic last year, then you MUST attend clinic time this year to remain in good standing. The easiest way to meet this requirement is to attend our “Metro Clinic” this spring. The more clinic time you put in this spring, the better you will be prepared this summer!
Have a great 2017 season!
Yours for USA Softball,
USA Softball of St. Louis