Jump into Umpiring

 

BECOMING AN UMPIRE

Congratulations, by reading this page you are taking the first important step to become a softball umpire!  There are many reasons to start umpiring, it might be to help your club, spend time with your friends or family, aim to extend your playing career or you just love softball and want to get more involved.  Whatever your reason, welcome to the Blue Crew, we are glad you’re here!

 

 

Before you get started to become an official umpire of softball, here is some information that might help you understand the role of an umpire and what you need to know:

  • Umpires need to keep good fitness levels for the role
  • You will need to know the basic skills involved in playing softball as you will need to umpire on throwing, catching, fielding a ball, hitting and moving between bases.
  • It is helpful to have an understanding of the basic softball rules and terminology
  • Umpires need to be familiar with member policies and guideline related to umpires

 

SUPPORT PEOPLE

Each Association in NSW has a committee member responsible for umpiring.  Reach out to your local association to find out who is the Association Umpire In Chief (UIC) / Umpires Coordinator

The Softball NSW Umpires Association is also available to help.
Contact: Vicki Lansley (Association Secretary) nswumpires@gmail.com


JOIN THE SNSW UMPIRES ASSOCIATION

Joining the Softball NSW Umpires Association means you will be joining our umpiring family and becoming part of a culture that is passionate about achieving success on and off the diamond.

Membership is available to accredited umpires, unaccredited umpires who umpire regularly at your association and umpire supporters.

 

SOFTBALL RULES


UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT

Click here for the umpire uniform and equipment 


LEVEL 1 REQUIREMENTS

To achieve Level 1, here are the things you need to do:

Read Full Level 1 Requirements here 


LEVEL 1 UMPIRE MANUAL

The Level 1 manual offers important information including:

  1. Become an umpire
  2. Accreditation Tasks
  3. Rules Knowledge
  4. On Diamond Mechanics
  5. Signals
  6. Two Umpire Rotation System

Download the Full Level 1 Manual here

Start Umpiring: Jump into Umpiring

Click above to find all the info you need to start umpiring

How to Recruit Umpires

Looking for some help to recruit umpires at your association?

Check out our toolkit here or contact us for more information.

Notice Board

2021 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

Scott Rindfleish - Director of Umpiring

Andrew Rindfleish OAM - Deputy Director

Vicki Lansley - Secretary

Andrew Birks - Treasurer

Claire Austring - Executive Member

Leanne Gearside - Executive Member

Robert McIntosh - Executive Member

Jessica Rooke - Executive Member

Krissi Travers - Executive Member

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