The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation's largest officiating organizations with over 35,000 officials actively involved each year. USA Softball officials are nationally recognized as the best trained and proficient in the sport and are involved in competition starting with league play, city, state and national championships. Ultimately, USA Softball umpires could officiate events such as world championship, Pan American and Olympic competitions. For those serious about umpiring, USA Softball is the best available in any sports organization today. The USA Softball annually hosts local, state and national umpire clinics which literally blanket the nation and bring the best instruction available in the sport to every region. Over the last decade, the USA Softball's umpire program has become an innovator in the production of quality training materials. When a clinic is not available - videos, books, slides and other instructional aids allow instruction to continue. Insurance for the USA umpire is by far the best for any sport or organization and includes a $5,000,000 liability policy, an accidental injury policy with maximum benefit of $100,000 for any accidental injury arising out of the amateur softball activities (including clinics and schools), games, leagues, and USA Softball sanctioned tournaments. The medical expense coverage is provided on an excess basis. It also includes an accidental death and dismemberment policy, as well as a dental coverage. Visit www.officialgear.com as a one stop shop for all your USA Softball Umpire Apparel and Equipment needs. Click here to view the 2013 Umpire Catalog. USA Softball registered umpires are selected to officiate in state, regional and national championships, and as the National Governing Body for softball in the United States USA Softball is the only organization in the United States which softball umpires can apply for International Softball Federation certification and have the opportunity to umpire in World Championships, Regional Games (Pan Am Games) or the Olympic Games. World Cup events held in Plant City, Florida also are open to USA Softball umpires who have completed a "Qualifier" Seminar. There are many opportunities for umpires to work. Please contact Jim Adkins for more information:


Umpire in Chief
Jim Adkins
231 Phoenix Way
Charleston, WV, 25312
304-542-5041 cell
jafishing@aol.com