Umpires announced for X Junior Mens World Championship
CITY — Fourteen umpires from ten countries will partake in the X International
Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Men’s World Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon,
Canada later this year the ISF announced recently. The list includes three
umpires from the United States based on their performances umpires with the
Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball.
selected from the United States are Casey Waite (Boise, Idaho), David Hardage (San
Diego, Calif.) and Larry Tait (Holly, Mich.). Waite has been an ASA
umpire for over 15 years, is a member of the National Indicator Fraternity, is
an Elite Umpire and has silver status in the ASA Umpire Medal Program.
Hardage is also an Elite Umpire. Tate has been a member of the National
Indicator Fraternity since 1998 , has gold status in the ASA Umpire Medal
Program and is an Elite Umpire.
a real honor to represent the ASA and USA at the Junior Men’s World
Championship,” said Waite. “This has been a long road in preparing and working
hard, and to see my goal of being able to work on the world stage has been
X Junior Men’s World Championship Umpires
Liss (Czech Republic)
Shepherd (New Zealand)
both humbled and grateful to be selected for the Junior Men’s World
Championship,” said Hardage. “I will do my very best to represent the ASA, the
ISF and USA Softball to the best of my abilities.”
ISF Junior Men’s World Championship will take place July 11-20, 2014 at the
Pepsi Softball Centre in Whitehorse and include teams from 12 countries.
honored and humbled to be selected to work such a prestigious tournament,” said
Tait. “I thank all of the umpires that have gone before, establishing the great
training programs that we have available to us today that give us these
USA Softball Junior Men’s Fast Pitch National Team will look to improve on a
fifth place finish from the last ISF World Championship in 2012. The 17-player
roster, plus alternates, that will compete in Whitehorse was announced earlier
this year. Click here to
view the USA Softball Junior Men’s roster.