How to Become a Softball Umpire

Here’s how to become a softball umpire or softball official: Find out about the local softball officials associations in your area. A softball officiating association is a group of umpires who meet periodically to discuss rules, mechanics and philosophy. They are a great way for new umpires to learn from veteran softball umpires.

Attend a softball game in your area and ask the umpires what association they belong to and whom to contact for information. The softball umpires association will be a valuable pool of resources for training, obtaining games and getting to know the officiating community.

Attend softball association meetings. At those meetings, some held before the season starts, you can ask questions about rules, mechanics and positioning. Those sessions will be a foundation to get you started properly as a softball umpire.