With the growth of softball throughout Zone 4, the demand for umpires continues to grow as well. This places increasing challenges on the Red Deer Softball Umpires Association when it comes to having the number of umpires needed to assign to the rapidly growing number of regular season and tournament games.
To try and meet this demand, the RDSUA has three clinics scheduled in April at locations throughout Zone 4:
- April 6-7 in Red Deer
- April 13 in Castor
- April 27 in Camrose
We know that the best way to ensure we have umpires for your association's home games is to have as many umpires as possible trained and carded from your community. So, we need your help to identify and recruit people to attend a clinic and become carded for the 2019 season.
Please find attached a poster with info on all three clinics; if you would like a poster for one of the clinics specifically, i can provide you with a PDF for that particular clinic. We are hoping that you can post to your association website and social media, promote to your players and parents, and circulate to anyone else who might be interested in becoming an umpire. Minimum age is 12 years, and there is no maximum. Pre-registration is required so that we an ensure we have sufficient clinic materials. I have also attached a welcome letter that includes information for potential new umpires, as well as the umpire info form we need filled out for the pre-registration.
I would also like to remind associations that if you are interested in having someone from the RDSUA attend a session with your coaches, we would be pleased to have one of our executive members attend and answer any questions. This is a rule change year for Softball Canada, so that could be a focal point for a session.
Here's looking forward to a great season.
If you have any questions, please contact myself or any of our executive members (the complete contact list is on our website at rdsua.ca). If you are no longer involved with softball, let me know and we will remove your name from our contact list.
President and UIC, Red Deer Softball Umpires Association
Confirming Umpires for League Play or Tournaments - Coaches are encouraged to confirm their game umpires up to 2 weeks prior. Click on the Red Deer Umpires link below & go to Games, then League Play or Tournaments.
Cancelling Umpires - Please contact Lisa LeMasurier at 403 877-4708. If the games are at WP diamonds you also need to contact Jolene at 403 358-2087 before 4 pm to cancel diamond set up.
For more information on Umpires see the links below