Your Umpire Committee

What does the umpire committee do for you and why you should want to be a part of it?

Softball Ontario has produced some of the most experienced, disciplined and well-respected umpires known throughout the world. There's no doubt about it, we have the best umpire's program and the best umpires in the country right here in Ontario. Ontario umpires continue to represent our program Nationally and Internationally in a very professional manner. The umpires of Ontario should be proud of that fact.

Ontario umpires have come to be the best, because of the support and dedication that Softball Ontario has had from the Umpire's Committee (past and present). You have eight (8) dedicated hard working individuals working for you at the Committee level, doing things like:

  • Continuing to review and develop new innovative clinics - beyond the Softball Canada Certification program
  • Trains clinic instructors and on field evaluators to insure that they provide you the umpire with the best service possible
  • Insures the delivery of the Softball Canada Certification clinic program
  • Developed, maintaining and delivery of the Junior Development Program
  • Provides Rule Interpretations
  • Attends Provincial (Member Association's) and National (Softball Canada) Annual General MeetingsRepresenting the Ontario Umpires
  • Recruits, Assigns and Trains Zone Representatives to assist you all year long (including, instructing at your clinics, UICing at your tournaments, and evaluating you at your games.) Appoints umpires to annual elite Provincial Grand Championships, Provincials and Elimination Tournaments
  • Appoints umpires to annual Canadian Championships Ensures UIC's are appointed for all Regional, and Provincial Tournaments
  • Develops Educational resources for umpires (including articles in the Softball News)
  • Develops the Umpires' Program Budget
  • Develops programs policies and procedures
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