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.
The Umpire Handbook of Softball Rules Differences Ordering
The Umpire Handbook of Softball Rules Differences Version 17 – for the 2016 season AVAILABLE EARLY JANUARY 2016. This document discusses the major differences in softball rules between NCAA, ASA (female adult and JO), Federation and USSSA. Each listing has the rule reference which points you to the specific rules. It is in booklet form (stapled, 5½” by 8½”) and presented in an easy-to-read format with a complete Table of Contents. $10 (includes the document and shipping) Please send check, payable to John Bennett, to: John Bennett, 6263 E. Via Ribazo, Anaheim, CA 92807. Please do not staple check to anything Please, include your email address only if I do not have it already.
CSUA STAFF ADJUSTMENTS AND ADDITONS
As many of you are aware, Steve Blackman stepped down as the CSUA Supervisor of Umpires at the end of the 2014 season. Jason Winters, Assistant Supervisor of Umpires and Webmaster at the time stepped up and handled both duties, his own and Steve Blackman’s for 2015 while we reevaluated the responsibilities.
I am pleased to announce that Jason Winters will now be the Co-Director of the CSUA Softball Umpire Operations and Supervisor of Umpires along with the Webmaster.
We would also like to welcome Sam Puglisi to the staff. Sam will be the CSUA Assistant Supervisor of Umpires and Assistant Assigning Coordinator.
2015 NCAA FALL SOFTBALL QUIZ #1 NOW AVAILABLE
Please go to https://sup.arbitersports.com to take “2015 NCAA Fall Softball Quiz #1 (Optional),” which is available under the TESTING Tab. The test is optional for officials.
CLINICS DATES ANNOUNCED
It is now firm, the following dates, times and locations for the clinics are set. They are as follows:
Sunday November 22, 2015 at the Ben Franklin Early Learning Center, 815 Cunningham Avenue, New Castle, PA 16101 (NEW LOCATION)
Sunday December 6, 2015 at West Virginia Wesleyan College at Benedum Campus Center Social Hall on the 3rd floor.
TIMES For All Clinics:
Registration - 10:00 am to 10:55 am
Clinic - 11:00 am to ???
Allow enough time to arrive, park and register prior to 11:00 am
You can attend as
many clinics as you wish but only one is required.
We would like to know
in advance which clinic site you are planning on attending, this
does not lock you in, you can change sites, but we need to have a
general idea of site you hope to attend. E-mail Denny Mader and
let him know the site.
We will have a Officials equipment and apparel supplier at all clinics and they will be set up by 10:00 am.
ACT 153 CLEARANCES NEEDED FOR ALL PENNSYLVANIA CONTESTS
Pennsylvania has passed a bill effective January 1, 2016, any official in any sport at almost any level, must pass 3 background checks, they are PA Child Abuse Clearances, PA Criminal Clearances, FBI Fingerprint Clearances. These clearance are transferable, except that clearances obtained for volunteering are not acceptable. This is for any contest that is played at a PA institution no matter where the umpire lives. And if you reside in a state other than PA, it is PA clearance not your state. Please look for more information on clearances in the upcoming weeks for tracking.
FALL CSUA GAMES
If you have not been paid contact the institution and ask for the Athletics Administrator (secretary) or the Business Manager and ask when you can expect payment for the fall games you umpired? Be prepared to give them the date, the teams, your partner, etc.