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Welcome 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.

 

 

2014 Clinic Information
Click link for more information.

 

 Announcements

CSUA/ECUA TEST NOW AVILABLE UNTIL FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

As previously stated to all CSUA umpires those of you that elected not to register with the NCAA SUP, you 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 do 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 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 you will be sent the test with the questions you missed.


REMINDERS FOR 2014 SEASON

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.

One of the handouts is a handout from Dee listing the mistakes in our 2014-2015 Rules Book.  This document is found on the Central Hub.  Several of these mistakes completely change the rule and will lead to problems on the field. Every umpire should use this document to edit/amend their Rules Book.  

 

2014 NCAA SOFTBALL UMPIRES PROGRAM REGISTRATION:
The NCAA Softball Umpires Program 2014 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 2014 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 a quiz that is developed by the CSUA / ECUA umpires group.  That test will be available in the next few weeks.

NCAA RULES AND MECHANICS TEST & ONLINE CLINIC:
The 2014 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 “2014 NCAA SUP Online Officiating Clinic.”  Also available is the “2014 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 14.

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

 


2014 NCAA Softball Umpires Program Registration - NOW OPEN
                        
The NCAA Softball Umpires Program 2014 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 2014 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 a quiz that is developed by the CSUA / ECUA umpires group.

Please see the following message from Donna Vavrinec NCAA National Coordinator for Softball Umpires about registration:
 
Registration for the 2014 NCAA Softball Season is now         open. Umpires from all levels are invited to register by clicking on the REGISTRATION tab and are encouraged to take advantage of all that is offered on the NCAA Softball central hub.

Those who register will receive access to the high-powered content successful umpires have come to expect and rely on, including the annual NCAA online preseason rules test, web-based video delivery, rule interpretations, and current educational material from the NCAA.


Registrants will receive a Welcome Packet that includes the 2014 and 2015 NCAA Softball Rules and Interpretations book and 2014 CCA Softball Umpires Manual.

Once the Welcome Packet has been processed for shipment, officials will receive an email from TrackingUpdates@fedex.com that contains the tracking number.

The 2014 NCAA Softball Rules and Mechanics Test will be open on the TESTING tab January 6 - February 14, 2014, with the test review available beginning on February 15, 2014. Also in January, the 2014 NCAA SUP Online Officiating Clinic will be available on the ONLINE CLINIC tab.

We believe your membership in Home Plate will provide a significant and positive effect for your collegiate experience. We sincerely thank you for taking part.


Paperwork for Mountain East Conference Umpires
                        
If you will be umpiring any games for the newly acquired Mountain East Conference, YOU MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PAPERWORK PRIOR TO YOUR GAME. 

Please click here for need paperwork.


CSUA now assigning the MEC - Mountain East Conference
                        
CSUA will now be providing officials for the newly created Mountain East Conference.  Denny Mader, Co-Director of Umpire Programs & Assigning Coordinator, was recently named the conference's first Supervisor of Softball Officials.  Click here for the artlce from the MEC website.



CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF 2013 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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