Hello USA Softball of Michigan Umpires,
Welcome to all umpires whether you are thinking of being an umpire or are a veteran umpire, we are glad and appreciate that you are part of our program. Our program is rich in history and known across of the country of having quality umpires.
For the new umpires, you are taking the first steps into a career that has great opportunities and many chances for advancement. For the veteran umpire, you are taking the steps to keep growing and learning by checking this Web site and information on upcoming clinics.
In 2018, the USA Softball of Michigan program had 68 umpires assigned to national and international tournaments. Our umpires traveled to Indiana, Florida, Texas, Missouri, and places in between this past season. We were very proud to have five umpires represent our program at the international level in 2018. We will have many more opportunities for our umpires to participate at the national and international level in 2019 as we are hosting two national tournaments in Rockford.
This year we will be hosting a national school in Holland in April. We are very excited for this opportunity for our umpires to learn and gain knowledge from our national staff. One of the requirements to be eligible to participate in a national tournament is to attend a USA Softball of Michigan State Clinic, USA Softball of Metro Detroit School, or a USA Softball National School. For more information, check out the USA Softball of Michigan Web site. In addition to the national school, we will have two USA Softball of Michigan state clinics; one in Eaton Rapids in February, and another in Flint in March. The information for the school and clinics can be found farther down on this page. For the state clinics, we will have breakout classroom sessions, gym sessions, and a session for our newer umpires. Check back to this Web site as the clinic dates get closer for the actual class sessions. There is no charge to attend state clinics, there may be a small fee for a served lunch. Bring a friend and join us for the day.
As a reminder, every umpire MUST register individually through www.registerusasoftball.com. If you have been registered since 2015 you have been issued a username, password, and a permanent member ID. Do NOT create a new profile if you don’t remember your information. If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Hanson at (989) 835-5821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an umpire you are the ambassadors of the USA Softball of Michigan program. We appreciate what you do for us and bring to our program every day.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your district or state umpire staff members.
Have a great season, and I look forward to seeing you at one of our USA Softball of Michigan state clinics.
USA Softball of Michigan Umpire in Chief
For National Umpire School information, click on the link.
|February 23, 2019|
|9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.|
|Eaton Rapis Intermediate School|
|805 Greyhound Drive|
|Eaton Rapids, MI 48827|
|9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.|
|March 9, 2019|
|9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.|
|International Academy of Flint|
|2820 South Saginaw Street|
|Flint, MI 48503|
|District 01||District 02||District 03|
|Portage City Hall||Portage City Hall|
|7900 S. Westnedge||7900 S. Westnedge|
|Sunday March 24, 2019||Sunday March 24, 2019|
|1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Mike Aumack 269-720-4660||Mike Whalen 269-579-1951|
|District 04||District 05||District 06|
|Connor's House||Saline Recreation Center||Saline Recreation Center|
|14280 Schleweis Rd.||1866 Woodland Dr||1866 Woodland Dr|
|Monday, April 22, 2019||Saturday, March 3, 2019||Saturday, March 3, 2019|
|6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.||10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.||10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
|Jim Connors 734-216-6789||Marty Branch 734-330-1007||Don Newsted 517-902-8937|
|District 07||District 08||District 09|
|Grand Rapids||Holland Township||Muskegon|
|Westwood Middle School||Holland Township Office Building||Berean Church|
|1525 Mt. Mercy Dr. NW||353 120th Ave.||635 Seminold Rd., Norton Shores|
|Saturday, March 23, 2019||Monday, April 22, 2019||Saturday, March 16, 2019|
|8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.||9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.|
|Robert Hicks 616-551-8338||Craig Kuipers 616-886-8418||Nick Pulaski 231-750-6082|
|District 10||District 11||District 12|
|Gier Community Center||Gier Community Center||Midland Municipal Service Center|
|2400 Hall St.||2400 Hall St.||4811 N. Saginaw Rd.|
|Sunday, March 3, 2019||Sunday, March 3, 2019||Wednesdays: February 6, March 6, April 3, 2019|
|10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.|
|Laura Jackson 517-281-0708||Laura Jackson 517-281-0708||Jason Gehoski 989-430-2575|
|District 13||District 14||District 15|
|Community Enrichment Center||Port Huron City Rec||Saginaw Twp. Fire Dept. Classroom|
|1250 N. Oak Road||2829 Armour St.||4930 Shattuck Rd.|
|Monday, April 22, 2019||Sunday, May 5, 2019||Sunday, March 17, 2019|
|6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.||6:00 p.m.||3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Andrew Gayden 810-230-0318||Mike Dey 810-300-6318||Mike Clark 989-295-8371|
|District 16||District 17||District 19|
|Midland||Bay City||Traverse City|
|Midland Municipal Service Center||Community Center||South YMCA|
|4811 N. Saginaw Rd.||800 John F. Kennedy Dr.||3000 Racquet Club Dr.|
|Wednesdays: February 6, March 6, April 3, 2019||Sundays:, March 24 & April 28, 2019||Sunday, March 10, 2019|
|6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.||1:00 p.m.||Noon to 4:00 p.m.|
|Jason Gehoski 989-430-2575||Jim Fitrakis 989-501-0404||Steve Allen 231-325-3336|
|District 20||District 21||District 22|
|TBD||Charlevoix||Sault Ste. Marie|
|BASES||Lake Superior State University, Norris Center|
|208 W. Linclon||Easterday Ave.|
|Saturday, February 16, 2019||Sunday, March 24, 2019|
|10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||9:00 a.m. - Noon|
|Dan Phillips 231-330-3204||Ted Hagelee 906-322-4956|