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Umpire Program

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The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation's largest officiating organizations with over 35,000 officials actively involved each year. USA Softball officials are nationally recognized as the best trained and proficient in the sport and are involved in competition starting with league play, city, state and national championships. Ultimately, USA Softball umpires could officiate events such as world championship, Pan American and Olympic competitions.

USA Softball annually hosts local, state and national umpire clinics which literally blanket the nation and bring the best instruction available in the sport to every region. Over the last decade, the Amateur Softball Association's umpire program has become an innovator in the production of quality training materials. When a clinic is not available - videos, books, slides and other instructional aids allow instruction to continue.

Getting Started

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Contact us to let us know you are interested in becoming an umpire. You will receive a welcome note with information about our training program.

  • Attend the training sessions (see the calendar for more information). These are classroom, gym, and field training sessions designed to get you ready to umpire. The training is free to you.
  • Pay your annual USA Softball Registration fee. You can pay this at any training session or any general membership meeting also online.

 

 USA Softball DFW Uniform Requirements

All clothing shall be washed and cleaned on a regular basis and be wrinkle-free at the beginning of each day’s assignments. Shoes shall be brushed and polished before each day’s assignments and cleaned between assignments on the same day.

  • When multiple umpires are working a game they must all dress in the same color scheme. Everyone must be in same color shirt and pants. There can be different length uniform sleeves on the same field as long as the shirts are the same color. All umpires do not have to be in jackets.
  • If a shirt is worn under the powder blue shirt, it must be plain and white. If a shirt is worn under the navy blue shirt, it must be plain and navy blue.
  • In all games the powder blue shirt and gray pants are the default uniform. Variations are up to the umpiring crew.Dress Code

  • For all USA Softball sanctioned games, the umpire shall wear the powder blue or navy USA Softball shirt and heather gray or navy pants or navy shorts(slow pitch only) and the approved USA Softball cap and ball bag(s). Shoes and belt must be black, all other equipment shall be as mandated in the most current USA Softball Rule Book.

 

Interested in Becoming an Umpire

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