At USA Softball, we honor umpires for their years of service and expertise through a variety of Umpire Award programs. Whether through our Medals and Elite Umpire Programs, the National Indicator Fraternity, WBSC Certification or the ultimate honor with the National Softball Hall of Fame, no other organization has this various assortment of rewards programs for their umpire
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USA Softball TESTING & CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
USA Softball has taken great strides to protect the integrity of the sport. Each year, USA Softball's Equipment Testing and Certification Committee examines the current rules and specifications governing various items of equipment. This committee makes recommendations to USA Softball's council comprised of USA Softball commissioners, select youth and player representatives, umpire-in-chiefs, elite athletes and other affiliated members. The council is the ultimate decision maker of USA Softball rules and regulations regarding equipment. For a complete updated listing of USA Softball certified equipment, click on the appropriate category you are searching for:
Directory for National Umpire Staff
Welcome to the "Rule Clarifications and Plays" umpire page. From this page you can access the monthly files intended to sharpen your skills as a USA Softball umpire.
National Page for Umpires