Umpiring can provide you with some great personal rewards and lifelong friendships. As an umpire you must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the rules, quick decision-making, an ability to explain and defend decisions and a willingness to keep the game moving at a steady pace.
Most Softball umpires start at the domestic level, from umpiring juniors right through to senior competitions. All you need to become an umpire is have an interest in sport and a willingness to be involved. As umpires gain skills and confidence, they often seek optional ongoing accreditation, which can lead to umpiring state, national and international games.
Softball Australia has developed an extensive range of educational umpiring resources for beginner, intermediate and advanced umpires.
This season CNSA have commenced an initiative to pay all plate umpires. To be eligible for this program, contact our Umpiring Coordinator, Amanda Mann via email: email@example.com for details.