While it appears daunting at first umpiring is something that all players and parents should get involved in, as it helps with gaining an understanding of the rules of softball. As a parent it also gives you a better appreciation of what your children are doing on the diamond.
All clubs at CNSA are required to undertake base umpiring duties on a regular basis. While CNSA attempts to provide plate umpires for as many games as possible it may not be able to be done all the time.
CNSA conduct at least one training session each season that focuses on umpiring basics to assist players with understanding the rules. If parents are interested in getting involved in umpiring, coming along to one of these sessions is a great way to start.