Ohio High School Athletic Association softball umpire training course offered locally

Staff Report

The Fifth District Umpires Association is offering an OHSAA approved softball umpiring course to become an OHSAA certified softball umpire.

There is a tremendous need for new softball umpires and this is an accelerated course to help new umpires to learn as quickly as possible.

This course is open to adults and high school students of all ages. The prospective umpire will receive over 25 hours of instruction on the playing rules and mechanics (positions, movement, signals, related topics) and handling game situation.

There are currently four course sessions scheduled, and all will be held at the Ruihley Park Pavilion in Archbold.

The first is on March 3 from 6-9 p.m., the next is March 4 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., then March 5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and finally on March 6 from 6-9 p.m.

Participants are expected to attend every course session. But, if necessary, make-up sessions may be scheduled with the instructor.

Course fees are $130. This covers all classroom materials, texts, registration fees with OHSAA, etc.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT must be completed online with OHSAA prior to the first class. To register and pay, go to officials.myohsaa.org/logon.

Anyone interested in taking this course to become an OHSAA registered softball umpire, needing more information and/or details for registering, should contact Ned Ewers at [email protected] or by phone at 419-439-6047.

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