Becoming an ASA Umpire
ASA National Umpire School
REQUIREMENTS FOR ASA UMPIRE CERTIFICATION
Attend a softball association meeting. This will get you in the door with everything you need to become an umpire. The best way to find one is to attend a softball game and ask the officiating umpire which association they belong to.
Join an association. This could be the one where you initially attended a meeting or a different one you found through another umpire. Associations can be at the local, state or national level, and though they are similar, they are not identical.
Get in good physical shape as this will be vital to staying healthy in your new job. Umpiring requires some jogging and standing for extended periods of time, occasionally in high heat.
Take the required classes and training to pass the necessary tests so you can officiate a softball game.
Pass the tests so you can begin to umpire games.
Get your uniform and other equipment to use while umpiring a game.
Register with a local and national association. There will be a fee involved which will go toward additional training and insurance for you.
You will be required to attend association meetings and pass additional tests given every year.
You will start out umpiring smaller games. You can move up to higher, more competitive games as you gain experience.
Officiate your first game as a full-fledged umpire.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ASA UMPIRE RE-CERTIFICATION
Register and participate with a local umpire association and register with the national ASA office. There will be annual fees involved which will go toward developing skills and camaraderie with other ASA umpires.
You will be required to attend local umpire association meetings and pass additional tests given every year.
All umpires will be required to comply with the standards and requirements set forth by the Massachusetts ASA Training Coordinator and the Massachusetts ASA Umpire Board.
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