Fast Pitch Clinic Policies

Level I

Pre-requisites

  • None-New officials.

Level I Training Requirements

  • Attend a Level I Clinic.
  • Obtain 60% or more on the Level I Certification Exam.

On-Field Application

  • Officiate local minor and adult softball.

Maintenance

  • Attend a local or association clinic once every two years.
  • Write National exam and obtain 60% or more. (Non-certification year only.)

Level II

Pre-requisites

  • Certified Level I umpire for a minimum one (1) year and be 16 years of age.

Level II Training Requirements

  • Attend a Provincial/Territorial Level II Clinic (FP or SP). Obtain 70% or more on the Level II Certification exam.
  • Evaluation Requirement
  • Receive one successful local, regional or provincial/territorial Level II evaluation.

On-Field Application

  • Officiate local and provincial/territorial minor level and/or local adult softball.

Maintenance

  • Attend regional or provincial/territorial clinic once every two years.
  • Write National exam and obtain 70% or more. (Non-certification year only.)

Level III

Pre-requisites

  • Certified Level II umpire for a minimum of two (2) years.

Level III Training Requirements

  • Attend a Provincial/Territorial Level III Clinic (FP or SP)
  • Obtain 80% or more on the Level III Certification exam.

Evaluation

  • Receive one successful Level III Provincial/Territorial Championship evaluation.

On-Field Application

  • Officiate provincial/territorial minor and adult softball.
  • Qualified to officiate Midget FP, Junior Women FP, Masters 40+ SP, Senior Women SP & Co-Ed SP) Canadian Championships.

Maintenance

  • Attend provincial/territorial or regional clinic annually.
  • Write National exam annually and obtain 80% or more.
  • Active in local and regional officiating program.
  • National Responsibility

Level IV

Pre-requisites

  • Certified Level III umpire for a minimum of two (2) years.
  • Attend at least one P/T Championship, and have received a successful evaluation to progress to Level IV.

Level IV Training Requirements

  • Attend a National Level IV Theory Clinic.
  • Obtain 85% or more on the Level IV Certification exam.

Evaluation

  • Receive two successful evaluations by provincial/territorial representative and recommendations forwarded to ODC.
  • Receive a successful Level IV evaluation at a (Midget FP/Junior Women FP/Masters 40+SP, Senior Women SP & Co-Ed SP) Canadian Championship after completing Level IV Theory clinic.

On-Field Application

  • Officiate provincial/territorial minor and adult softball.
  • Officiate a Canadian Championship.

Maintenance

  • Attend provincial/territorial clinic annually.
  • Write National exam annually and obtain 85% or more.
  • Active in Regional and Provincial/Territorial Officiating programs.

Level V

Pre-requisites

  • Level IV for at least 2 years.
  • Officiate at 3 recognized events for FP (minimum 2 Canadians, one of which is Sr. Men, Sr. Women or Jr. Men, plus a Softball Canada recognized event) or
  • Officiate at 2 recognized events for SP (Canadian Championships, one of which is Sr. Men or Masters 35+)
  • Certified a minimum of 7 years.
  • Endorsed by the Provincial/Territorial UIC.

Evaluation Requirement

  • Receive two successful evaluations by provincial/territorial officiating representative.
  • Recommendation from province/territory.
  • Receive a highly successful evaluation at a (Sr. Women FP, Jr. Men FP, Sr. Men FP, Masters 35+ SP, Sr. Men SP) Canadian Championship.

Level V Training Requirements

  • Attend an ISF International Umpire Clinic.
  • Obtain 90% or more on the ISF International Umpire Certification exam.
  • Receive a successful ISF evaluation.

On-Field Application

  • Officiate provincial/territorial minor and adult ball
  • Officiate Canadian Championships
  • Officiate International and National softball events.
  • Supervise Canadian Championships

Maintenance

  • Write National exam annually and obtain 90% or more.
  • Active in Provincial/Territorial and National Officiating program.
  • Active in ODC programs.
  • Submit yearly self-evaluation report to National Officiating Development Committee.

Level IX 

Inactive Level V. A Level V umpire who does not meet all criteria outlined under "Maintaining An Active Level V Status" will be declared Inactive Level IX.

- POLICY MADE SEPT 2002 UMPIRE COMMITTEE MEETING

Additional Policies Developed for Ontario

1.0 On-Field Evaluation Levels (Policy Made Jan '01 Umpire Ccommittee Meeting)

An umpire may not advance their OFE level beyond their clinic certification level. (Can't be a Level 2B OFE and only have a Level I clinic)

A keynote to remember, Certification Clinic then evaluation (OFE) = Fully Certified. An umpire may only receive an on-field level equalled to their clinic certification level. Once you are fully certified in one level you may advance. If this process is not followed then an umpire is subject to not getting credit for a clinic.

Sample time line:

  • Year 1 - Level I clinic
  • Year 2 - Level II clinic & OFE of 2B
  • Year 3 - OFE of 2A
  • Year 4 - Level III Clinic & OFE 3B
  • Year 5 - OFE of 3A
  • Year 6 - Level IV Clinic OFE = On-Field Evaluation

2.0 Mandatory Certification Policy (Policy Made Jan '01 Umpire Committee Meeting)

Effective starting in 2002, the Umpire's Program started a new Mandatory Certification policy which mandates that an umpire must attend an umpires clinic every two years.

The following are eligible clinics to comply with the Mandatory Certification Program:

  • A Refresher Clinic
  • Take the next highest Level Clinic in sequence to what you already have taken
  • Attend the Softball Canada Blue Convention
  • Attend a Softball Canada Mechanics clinic
  • Re-take the highest level clinic that you have (a level four may take the Level 3 clinic)

Effect - Failure to comply with the re-certification requirements an umpire will not be eligible to officiate at any Fast Pitch Elimination's, Grand Championships or Provincials at the midget level or above. An umpire will also be taken off the FP Development pool listing, or if on the National Pool list, will be suspended from this list until the umpire re-certifies. While suspended from the NP, an umpire will not be eligible to be selected to officiate at a Canadian Championship by Ontario. 

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