USA Softball announces locations for 2018-19 National Umpire Schools

By Codi Warren ( | Oct. 17, 2018, 3:57 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY — USA Softball announced nine USA Softball National Umpire Schools (NUS), including an Advanced National Umpire School for Fast Pitch, that will take place across the country from November, 2018 through June, 2019. The schools will take place in nine different states across the United States: Alabama, California, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, and Wyoming.

Click here to see the full list of 2018-19 USA Softball National Umpire Schools

Each USA Softball NUS is run by a team of National Umpire staff members, who serve as the clinicians. With a ratio of at least one clinician per 25-30 students, each participant will receive hands-on personal instruction on both fast pitch and slow pitch umpiring including base and plate mechanics.  At the Fast Pitch Advanced Umpire School, instruction is focused on fast pitch only while the ratio is one instructor per 10 students.  Attendees at a USA Softball NUS can expect discussions on rule changes for the upcoming 2019 season while developing and enhancing their skills with lectures and on-field drills.

Registration fees for USA Softball NUS vary by location. To register for an upcoming USA Softball NUS or an Advanced Umpire School, please contact the school coordinator listed on the National Umpire School section of  Please note that only certain schools are currently open for registration, while others will open up when additional information becomes available.

About USA Softball

USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations, and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million.  USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch. USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best-trained umpires in the game. 

As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the USA Softball National Team programs that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit,