to the CSUA website. If you are an umpire, coach, school
administrator, interested member, or conference, we
hope that you will easily find what you may be looking for. If
you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us.
The above links you will find more information about CSUA, specific pages for Umpires and Coaches, and an easy way to contact the staff of CSUA. Below, you will find the quick links to sites that you will use on a regular basis.
The following can be found on Arbiter: CSUA Membership Roster, Conference & Team Contacts, and Personal & Confidential CSUA Calendar of Events.
colleges and universities are requiring each umpire to provide them
with proof of personal liability insurance coverage. You will
do this by providing a certificate of coverage.
It is our understanding that if you are a NASO (National Officials of Sports Officials) member, I am told they provide this coverage and you can request certificate from them to present. Many home owners’ insurance programs have this coverage as well, so you can contact your agent if your coverage does and if so for an insurance coverage certification letter.
The W-9 template is found here and needs to be completed by you and presented accordingly.
At this point, we know Garrett College in McHenry, MD are requiring these 2 forms prior to them processing the request for payment.
Even though you may not be currently assigned to Garrett College games, you may in the future so be prepared to comply with their request.
These forms are to be presented at the game site or in advance to the following: Dennis Gibson, Director of Athletics, Garrett College, 687 Mosser Road, McHenry, MD 21541 or dennis.gibson@garrettcollege.
Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.
CSUA/ECUA TEST NOW AVIALABLE UNTIL
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20
All CSUA umpires that elected not to register with the NCAA SUP, must take the CSUA/ECUA test and score at least a 90% to be considered to be umpire in good standing with the CSUA.
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS TEST (or you can find the link on the "For Umpires" page.
As with the NCAA SUP test you will have 2 opportunities to score at least 90%. When you complete the test it is sent to our test administrator, Rich Kotarsky, with a score. If you do not score at least 90%, you will automatically receive test 2, the test does have similar questions. Rich Kotarsky is only the administrator, he did not develop the test so you should not debate any questions/answers with Rich. As you know, Luau Bowers is our Rules Interpreter and Brian Sonak is our Mechanics Interpreter and Eric Minton is the assistant to both rules and mechanics.
Umpires that have registered and viewed the on-line clinic and taken the NCAA SUP test and have not scored must then take the CSUA/ECUA test. Of course those of you that have registered with the NCAA SUP and have taken the test and scored at least 90%, you can also take the CSUA/ECUA test which many of you have done in the past.
Once the test closes you will be sent the test with the questions you missed.
PAPERWORK FOR MOUNTAIN EAST CONFERENCE UMPIRES:
If you will be umpiring any games for the newly acquired Mountain East Conference, YOU MUST REGISTER FOR ARBITER PAY. For more information, please click here.
ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS AVAILABLE:
Additional handouts are available on the CSUA website. To access those handouts, go to For Umpires and click on the Educational Materials button. All handouts are password protected. The password can be found on Arbiter.
2014 NCAA SOFTBALL UMPIRES PROGRAM REGISTRATION:
The NCAA Softball Umpires Program 2015 Registration is NOW OPEN. CLICK HERE for needed information to register.
IS REGISTRATION REQUIRED? – No but the CSUA follows the NCAA process. In order to be considered for NCAA post season consideration, you must be registered and meet their requirements. In order to be considered for any CSUA post season conference consideration, you must be registered with the NCAA Softball Umpires Program 2015 Registration program. Also, to be placed on the list that our group submits to the NCAA for post season you must be registered.
If you do not register, you will still have to take the test that is developed by the CSUA / ECUA umpires group.
NCAA RULES AND MECHANICS TEST & ONLINE
The 2015 NCAA Online Clinic and Rules & Mechanics Test is NOW AVAILABLE.
Please go to https://sup.arbitersports.com and click the ONLINE CLINIC tab to view “2015 NCAA SUP Online Officiating Clinic.” Also available is the “2015 NCAA Softball Rules and Mechanics Test,” which can be accessed by clicking the TESTING tab.
You must be registered with the NCAA website to take test. The test is currently available and will be available until FEBRUARY 13.
The cut off for the test is 11:59 pm EASTERN on Feb 14. If your test is not SUBMITTED by that time it will not be accepted.
When you submit your test you will receive a score, BUT YOU WILL NOT KNOW WHICH QUESTIONS YOU GOT WRONG until after the test closes.
In order to be eligible for NCAA post season play, you must pass the test. The passing grade this season will be 90%. Please also note for those that do not register with the NCAA SUP Central Hub, you still be required to take our test and pass it with the a score of 90%, and you will have 2 opportunities to score 90%.
Also keep in mind, you must be registered and meet the NCAA SUP requirements for consideration for CSUA post-season assignments as well as being considered for NCAA post season opportunities.
If you take this test, it will satisfy one of CSUA’s requirements. If you mark any of our conferences (see below for conference for CSUA) when you register, the system will automatically notify us that you have met this requirement.
D-I: Northeast Conference – This is not the Northeast 10 Conference
D-II: Mountain East Conference, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
D-III: Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference; Capital Athletic Conference; Centennial Conference; Commonwealth Conference; Freedom Conference; Landmark Conference