Notes from the Training Staff – July 2021

From the Training Staff The first NCAA Approved Softball Bat List for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year has been posted. It is dated July 12, 2021. You can find a link to it on the Links page of the Locker Room, on the NCAA Softball Home Plate at www.sup.arbitersports.com, and on NCAA Softball Rules of the Game website. From the

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Notes from the Training Staff – June 2021

From our CCSUA Assignors For the upcoming 2021/22 fall & spring softball seasons, we may see many conferences adopting the policy that only vaccinated officials can be on the roster for the upcoming season(s). Both the CCAA/D2 and the Pac-12 have already adopted this policy. Proof of completion of COVID vaccinations will be required. We expect other NCAA conferences to

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Community College Incident Report

Select the link below. It will give you the option to download the report form to your computer. See the instructions on the form for completing the report and sending it to the appropriate people. Community College Incident Report 2021 blank  

Notes from the Training Staff – May 2021

Schedule updates Community College play continues through June 9th. Accolades The GSAC Championship Tournament was held recently. Congratulations to Kent Jacobsen & Darren Deckard for their selection. The Commissioner & coaches were pleased with their professionalism. The SCIAC Championship Tournament will be held May 7-8-9 weekend: Crew: Leighton Hickman (crew chief), Tim Kohut, Danny Winders, Arturo Quinonez ORANGE EMPIRE CONFERENCE

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Notes from the Training Staff – April 2021

The 2021 softball season is in full swing. Community College games have started, NAIA as been playing for a while, and all three NCAA Divisions are well into their Conference games. New articles CCSUA/Play ball: SCIAC COVID Policies & Testing CCSUA/Play ball: Community College Covid Testing Protocols Updated articles and links Protocols Corner/Responsibilities: The Protocols for Ejections. A new link

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Community College Covid Testing Protocols

The following protocols have been sent to the assigners. We will update this document when we receive protocols from other schools or conferences. CCSUA recommends that you look for a free test site. Regardless of any school’s information, the CCSUA assigners have stated that masks are mandatory for umpires. If you have had your vaccines, it does not preclude you

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SCIAC COVID Policies & Testing

Health and Safety is a core value of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and the well-being of our student-athletes and athletics department personnel including officials is a top priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all officials working SCIAC contests will be required to daily symptom check themselves and should expect to have their temperature taken prior to entering

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Notes from the Training Staff – March 2021

From the Assignors UPDATES TO ASSIGNMENTS The community college conferences will be up and running, but not all the colleges will participate. Here are a few updates: Scheduling and games Coast Conference – Terry Ching Still awaiting information at this writing. Western State Conference – Joanne Venditto/Tony Cooper Teams playing are Moorpark – Oxnard – Ventura – Cuesta – Bakersfield

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Notes from the Training Staff – February 2021

From the training staff NCAA – Rule changes, revised rules, clarifications and interpretations for 2021 Most of these were presented during the CCSUA Annual Meeting (Zoom meeting). Uniforms (3.10.3) 3.10.3. Commemorative/memorial patches allowed if authorized by institution or conference (e.g. names, mascots, nicknames, logos, and those intended to celebrate or memorialize persons, events or causes). See Locker Room (LR) article

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Notes from the Training Staff – January 2021

Reminder – the annual CCSUA/Assignors meeting will be held on January 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You must register for this meeting. You have been sent emails with the link to register and the link to this on-line Zoom meeting. You can also find these links in an article posted to the Locker Room – CCSUA/Assignors annual meeting

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CCSUA/Assignors annual meeting 2021

The CCSUA/Assignors annual meeting will be held on January 24, 2021, from 9am to 1pm. This will be an on-line Zoom meeting. You must register in advance for this meeting PLEASE before Thursday, January 21st: Here is the link to register: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrcuyqrjwiGNT_Xdty8kM1AmDxj3EpzWpQ  Please register immediately. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Here

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Notes from the Training Staff – December 2020

A new NCAA Approved Softball Bat List (December 14, 2020) and Summary of Changes (December 14, 2020) have been posted. The link to the current bat list on our Locker Room Links page has been updated. You can access this new bat list by going to the Locker Room (select the Links button on the Dashboard page) or by using

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Notes from the Training Staff – November 2020

From the training staff The CCSUA training staff welcomes questions on rules, mechanics, game management and protocols…basically anything related to college softball umpiring. We use these questions as teaching moments. To accomplish this, we need the communications to be sent in emails – much easier to copy/paste the questions and have a record of the answers. Send your questions to

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Notes from the Training Staff – October 2020

From Referee Magazine Barry Mano You all receive Referee Magazine every month as part of your CCSUA/NASO membership. Are you using this resource? In each issue Barry Mano, founder of NASO and Referee Magazine publisher, has a column Publisher’s Memo. This is always good reading. In the current issue (November 2020), Barry discusses the impact the pandemic has taken on

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Notes from the Training Staff – September 2020

From our Chairperson, Rich Kollen: Our world sure has changed since March due to COVID-19. It has affected sports at all levels. We lost the 2020 collegiate softball season as well as all summer tournaments and games. Opportunities for student athletes to be evaluated by college coaches for scholarships were lost. As I write this, we are still in limbo,

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CCSUA Fall Clinic 2020 handout

Use this handout as you are watching the videos for the 2020 Fall Clinic. When you select the link below, it will open the handout in a new tab. View PDF

Notes from the Training Staff – August 2020

There have been many changes and updates to the CCSUA Locker Room since our last posting of the Notes from the Training Staff – July. Thanks to the members of the Training Staff who have helped with a complete review of the articles and videos on the Locker Room – Dan Cowan, Mark Craver, Lyle Dove, Tony Garcia, Bob McElroy,

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Notes from the Training Staff – July 2020

From the Assignors If you have seen that you are not getting Arbiter mass emails from Assignors, you need to change a setting in your Arbiter within the Group you are in. So, if you belong to multiple Arbiter Sports Groups, you need to go into each one and fix the ALERT SETTINGS. Click on PROFILE…Click on PREFERENCES…. Look at

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Is There Any Humor in an Ejection?

Funny Ejection Stories This happened in a Division 1 game. An assistant coach got ejected for ranting and raving about a judgment call. The ejection was well warranted because of his “overboard” actions. There was no automatic suspension for this behavioral ejection, but he got worse than a suspension: The ejected coach had flown his mother out to the tournament

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Notes from the Training Staff – June 2020

From our Chairperson Rich Kollen What a crazy and sad time in our country, with the virus and civil unrest we are experiencing. I recently spent 22 hours on Zoom calls to develop plans for reopening California community college athletics. The committee addressed the health and safety of student athletes, coaches, fans, and staff, including officials. The other issue facing

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Notes from the Training Staff – May 2020

The CCSUA Training staff encourages you to stay safe and healthy so we can all be back on the field eventually. A strong and healthy body leads to a strong and healthy immune system. College softball umpires train year-round by studying the rule book, the CCA Manual, accessing the Locker Room, and taking the monthly tests. We are also expected

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Notes from the Training Staff – April 2020

As a member of CCSUA, and therefore a member of NASO, you should be receiving daily emails from Referee.com with a Softball Caseplay of the Day.  If you are not receiving them, contact NASO.  If you are, please read them and check the rule if you do not agree with their ruling for college.  And…watch for some of these plays

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Notes from the Training Staff – March 2020

As everybody is well aware, our softball season has been interrupted by a serious pandemic. Most of the games for this season have been either suspended or cancelled. You have received emails from your assigners to this regard. Camp Information: The operators of the Next Level Collegiate Umpire Camp have announced their 2020 Camp. A post to the Locker Room

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A Message From Barry Mano, President of NASO

Excerpts from his March 17, 2020 statement I write to you today to lift your spirits, and mine too. What we are collectively going through in sports officiating is so unfortunate. Yes, first and foremost comes our health and that of all of us in our communities, towns, cities and countries. That comes first. We of course tend to focus

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Notes from the Training Staff – March 2020

As everybody is well aware, our softball season has been interrupted by a serious pandemic. Most of the games for this season have been either suspended or cancelled. You have received emails from your assigners to this regard. Camp Information: The operators of the Next Level Collegiate Umpire Camp have announced their 2020 Camp. A post to the Locker Room

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Notes from the Training Staff – February 2020

NCAA Regional Advisor From Joanne Venditto, our NCAA Regional Advisor – there is continued focus for an accurate and consistent strike zone. Read the short article in the CCSUA Locker Room on the Strike Zone, in the Rules Corner/Batting/The Pitch. There is added emphasis on calling the drop ball which is at the top of the knee at the front

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Presentations from CCSUA 2020 Annual Meeting

This document has the following presentations: Welcome, Mechanics Updates, Primary/Secondary and Game Management. The Assignors presentation has been posted to the Arbiter. The Rules Update presentation is posted separately in this CCSUA Training Information section.

Performance Vision Training

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Notes from the Training Staff – January 2020

NCAA Recent important announcement from NCAA – a new bat list has been issued, dated January 14, 2020. The link from our Locker Room (use the Links button) has been updated. Qualification test information The CCSUA Qualification test has been posted. It will expire on January 31 at 5pm PST. It is strongly recommended that you download the available pdf

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Notes from the Training Staff – December 2019

Many of you who have signed up for the NCAA/SUP and will be receiving your new rule book and CCA Manual. There have been some big changes in the pitching rule and minor changes in other rules. We will post an article to the Locker Room website which will summarize the rule changes, as soon as the training staff has

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Notes from the Training Staff – November 2019

As the season approaches, take some time to review the rule book and CCA Manual. The newest version of these will be published in December…be watching for the announcement of their availability. Postings since last month’s News & NotesArticles – Major re-writing of the article Pitch Hit Hands or Bat, and it has been renamed The Hands are NOT Part

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Notes from the Training Staff – October 2019

Check the Locker Room for updates on the new rules. There is an updated clarification for the new pitching rule in the Rules Corner/ Pitching Procedures. titled Pitcher taking the signal. Have you taken the October test yet? It will no longer be available after October 31, 2019. The assigners are in the middle of their assignments for the 2020

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Notes from the Training Staff – September 2019

Fall Ball has started. What is the official title for college Fall Ball? See page 10 of the NCAA Rule Book for the answer. Are there special rules for Fall Ball? The answer is yes…have you read the recently re-posted article on the Locker Room? You should have registered with CCSUA for the 2020 season. There are a lot of

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Notes from the Training Staff – August 2019

Your CCSUA training staff continues to work through the “off-season” to help our umpires improve their games, and to recruit new umpires. We did observations at the recent USA Softball Champions Cup in Irvine, CA. We will be holding a three-umpire camp in August at a Men’s Fastpitch tournament; umpires have been selected by the assigners to attend. We will

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2020-21 NCAA PLAYING RULE CHANGES

These playing rules changes that have been approved by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP). PROP is the final approval body for any NCAA Playing Rule Changes. These rule changes are now FINAL. July 25, 2019 11:34am. Changes to pitching procedures approved in softball rules will standardize the way pitchers take the signal The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on

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Notes from the Training Staff – July 2019

CCSUA Registration information or the 2020 season will be posted soon. Contact Rich Kollen if you have any questions about registration. The NCAA has posted a new NCAA Approved Softball Bat List, effective July 8, 2019. This is the only bat list which should be used for all games until a newer one is posted. Last month’s Notes pointed out

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Notes from the Training Staff – June 2019

The 2019 college softball season is now in our rear-view mirrors and fading fast as the summer months approach. After last year’s season we posted an article to our Locker Room titled CCSUA Umpires Self-Assessment Program, and the form to use for this self-assessment, CCSUA Self-Assessment Form. If you had completed that form for the 2019 season, you would have

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Notes from the Training Staff – May 2019

This is the time to do a self-evaluation. What things do you need to work on for next season? How and what do you need to improve on? Reflect on the things you did well and how to improve on them and use them as building blocks. You have the off season to work on your game; you do not

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Notes from the Training Staff – April 2019

All of the 2018 and 2019 tests have been re-opened so you can review your results and use them for studying. If you have not taken them, you may do so but your grades will not be added to the gradebooks, as the tests have expired. Additions to Locker Room New article: Game Management/General – The Official Scorer.New videos: Rules/Batter-runner

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Notes from the Training Staff – March 2019

Locker Room postings since last month’s News & Notes Articles: RulesCorner – Batting/Pitch: Hit-by-Pitch Detection. Game Management Corner – General: Protests and Forfeits revised. Videos: Mechanics/Plate umpire movement – Fair or foul call get set; Foul near backstop Removed bats, Ejections, Protests Do you know what to do when you remove bats, have an ejection, or have a protest for

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Notes from the Training Staff – February 2019

We have had multiple interpretations recently on the rule regarding the pitcher taking a signal. Please use the most recent one only, which has been posted to the Locker Room. The others have been deleted from the Locker Room as they were confusing and contradictory. Here is a quick summary of the correct interpretation: 1) Before the pitcher steps onto

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Notes from the Training Staff – January 2019

The CCSUA 2019 Qualification Test is now available in our Locker Room. It is posted in the Training Courses tab; select the link “2019 Qualification Test – January 2019.” The deadline for the test is February 10, 2019 at 5 pm PST. The test is 50 questions, all True/False. The passing grade is 80%. You must receive a passing grade

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A Tour of the Locker Room

Overall Design Welcome to our Locker Room website. The website is designed to be easy to navigate so you can find the information you need quickly. Please take a moment to read this article on how to best navigate it and quickly find what you are looking for. The home page is called the Dashboard. The Dashboard page has the

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Notes from the Training Staff – December 2018

Dates, locations and times for the annual CCSUA Assignors and Training Meeting are posted on the Locker Room in the Calendar section – both North and South. Make sure you have accepted the appropriate meeting through Arbiter. If you attend without doing so, there will be no lunch ordered for you. A new NCAA Approved Softball Bat List was posted

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Notes from the Training Staff – November 2018

Training Our Fall Ball training cycle has wrapped up.  Thank you to the umpires who participated and the observers who did their usual great job of helping to improve our umpires and therefore the CCSUA. As announced earlier, the dates for our 2019 CCSUA/Assignors meetings will be: South: January 13, Cerritos College North: January 19, site to be determined Our

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Notes from the Training Staff – October 2018

Beginning with October all Monthly Tests will be posted early in each month.  Each test will expire on the last day of the respective month. New bat list posted September 19, 2018.  Make sure all games are played with this new bat list.  The 2019 NCAA Softball Case Book has been published.  There is a link on our Locker Room

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Notes from the Training Staff – September 2018

NCAA/SUP Umpire Institute The NCAA/SUP Umpire Institute was held in early September.  Our SUP Regional Adviser, Jim Sanderson, attended as part of the instructional staff.  We will be posting some of the discussion items in our Locker Room soon.  Thanks, Jim, for your hard work and input. NASO Member Protection Has Doubled NASO insurance coverage has doubled, effective August 1,

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Notes from the Training Staff – August 2018

CCSUA Training Cycle The start of our yearly training cycle begins in September.  We will be holding our annual Fall Clinic for potential new umpires, 2nd year (in 2019) umpires, and selected veterans.  Our yearly training cycle includes this Fall Clinic, Fall Ball observation games, the CCSUA/Assignors Annual meeting in January, and the Preseason Camp in late January. Monthly tests

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Notes from the Training Staff – July 2018

Welcome to our new Affiliate members.  Affiliate members have joined our California Collegiate Softball Umpires Association (CCSUA) so they can have access to our Locker Room website, which is a joint venture between CCSUA and NASO. They are not assigned games by the assigners who work with the CCSUA.  The Locker Room is filled with notes and short articles written

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Notes from the Training Staff – June 2018

We will continue to have monthly tests during the college “off-season” (see the paragraph below). The June 2018 test is now posted in the Training Courses section of our Locker Room.  Hint – perhaps you did not have time during the season to thoroughly review the new NCAA Case Book.  The next few monthly tests will be taking plays directly from that Case Book.  We

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Notes from the Training Staff – May 2018

The college umpire season has completed for most of us. We hope you had a successful season and took a lot of notes on how to improve your game.   Congratulations to the CCSUA members who have worked, or will be working, the Community College playoffs, the NAIA playoffs, and the NCAA Regionals, Super Regionals, and Women’s College World Series. Congratulations

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Umpire Camps Information

We will post information on college umpire camps as we receive them 2020 Next Level Collegiate Umpire Camp Here is the link to more information about this camp. https://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~umpire/camp/camp2020.html Pennsbury College Softball Umpires Camp

End of Season Challenges

We are getting close to the end of the marathon.  This is the time that Coaches are looking for an advantage.  When coaches start questioning anything and everything.  Even when somethings is not there.  They have to “stir it up a little bit”.  “Create some mayhem” , “Mind games”.  It’s known in the sports world as “Gaming the Officials”.  Continue to

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Notes from the Training Staff – April 2018

Monthly Test The April 2018 test has been posted.  There are a few questions on three-umpire mechanics.  We all need to study these mechanics as the selections for post-season at all levels has started. Locker Room Updates There have been many changes to our Locker Room since mid-March.  As you read the articles, watch the videos, and review the Calendar

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Most Missed Questions on 2018 NCAA Softball Rules & Mechanics Test

Analysis of Results – Most Missed Questions (10% + missed) Missed by % of people Ques No.   27.4% 12 A game using the Media Format goes into extra innings. The defense is allowed one defensive conference ONLY during each of their extra half-innings; an additional conference is not allowed for each pitcher entered into the pitching position who has

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Notes from the Training Staff – March 2018

The March Notes from the Training Staff  are a bit longer than the normal monthly Notes.  The season in is in full swing, a lot is happening on the field, and we want to keep all CCSUA umpires up to date on all that is going on in college softball. Explanation on the monthly tests Due to unforeseen circumstances, we

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Notes from the Training Staff – February 2018

Our monthly Notes from the Training Staff will be a bit longer, as we are now using this News & Notes section of the Locker Room to replace the monthly Newsletter.  The Season Has Started DO NOT WAIT to take your test.  If you need help or a question or two is stumping you, contact a veteran umpire.  We all

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Notes from the Training Staff – January 2018

It was great seeing everyone at the meetings and clinics. So, now it’s time to hit the books to regain the knowledge. And we all know….. When we have knowledge, and apply the knowledge, we have the power. Note: make sure you review these two articles on the Locker Room (they can be found in the Training Information section) –

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Notes from the Training Staff – December 2017

New Bat List A new bat list has been issued, effective 12/11/17. It has been posted to the Locker Room – Resources, Links. The next scheduled change will be April 9, 2018. However, additional lists will be posted if timely information warrants, such as when a manufacturer withdraws a bat model or the results of bat testing dictate assessing strikes

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Notes from the Training Staff – November 2017

Reminder – send an email to confirm your attendance at one of the CCSUA/Assigner meetings – Dave Long for the South meeting on January 7, Oscar Segura for the North meeting on January 13. Assigner are still assigning games. Make sure you block all your unavailable dates. Hint: as soon as you accept assignments and select Submit, your very next

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Notes from the Training Staff – October 2017

Two themes which will be emphasized for the upcoming college softball season are getting the call right, and good communications on the field. Think of a few examples of verbal communications which should be used in both two-umpire and three-umpire crews as they move around the field/diamond to cover plays, pushing and pulling umpire movement. Verbal communication must be supported

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Notes from the Training Staff – September 2017

Detailed information on the 2018-2019 major rule changes can be found on our Locker Room. The document is found in Resources/CCSUA/ CCSUA Forms. Select: Major Rule Changes 2018-2019. USE YOUR BROWSER BACK BUTTON TO RETURN TO NEWS & NOTES The Fall Ball rules are explained in an article on the Locker Room. Fall Ball 2017 Rules. USE YOUR BROWSER BACK

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Notes from the Training Staff – August 2017

Inaugural NCAA Softball Umpire Institute. The NCAA will conduct a NCAA Softball Umpire Institute that includes classroom and on-field instruction. The institute will be conducted at the USA Hall of Fame Stadium and home of the NCAA Women’s College World Series. Mechanics training, game situations, rules application/interpretation and game management will be part of the curriculum presented. The Institute will

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Notes from the Training Staff – July 2017

A second reminder (a repeat from last month) – Now is the time to update availability for fall ball and planning for next season. Now is also the time to register for CCSUA for the 2017-2018 time period. You will find the 2017/18 CCSUA Registration form on both the Arbiter website (go to Lists then Forms) and the Locker Room

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Notes from the Training Staff – June 2017

Self-assessment Now is the time to do a short self-assessment of your 2017 college softball umpiring season.  If you have not done this before, make it a yearly habit.  Start a new document or grab a blank piece of paper and write some thoughts on how you think you did.  Do this now, while the season is still fresh in

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Notes from the Training Staff – May 2017

We have tentatively set the CCSUA SoCal Fall Clinic date for September 10, 2017. We are working on a date for our NorCal umpires.  This Clinic is for our potential new umpires for the 2018 season, our umpires who have just completed their first season as college umpires, and selected veterans.  Umpires who will be in their second year in

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Notes from the Training Staff – April 2017

NCAA Softball 2017 Rules Survey: There are some very interesting questions in this year’s NCAA Softball Rules Survey.  Here are some of the questions.  A more complete list will be in the May Newsletter Change the obstruction rule to requiring the fielder to have possession of the ball in her hand or glove? Change the illegal pitch penalty to a

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News & Notes from the Training Staff – March 2017

Too many observers and mentors are reporting that the umpire pre-games are unstructured.  It appears that umpires are trying to remember, or just guessing, about the topics to be discussed.  This is hard to understand, as the CCA Manual has a comprehensive list of topics (in Section 3), and all college softball umpires are expected to have a written checklist

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News & Notes from the Training Staff – February 2017

The presentations from the CCSUA Annual Meetings have been posted in the Training Information section.  A very important addition to the Locker Room was posted regarding projected substitutions involving the DP/Flex.  This discussion was a result of a difference of opinions by umpires at the recent Kajikawa tournament. The situation occurs often in a game.  PLEASE, MAKE SURE YOU REVIEW

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Wet Weather Revision to Pre-game Email to Event Management

Thanks to Pete Dufour for this creative adjustment to the sample email sent to coaches and event management To all umpires – considering all the rain we have been getting in drought-ridden California, please use the following modifications in your email to the Coach or Event Management which you send a week before your assigned game. Dear Coach/Event Manager  _____,

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Notes from the Training Staff – January 2017

Umpires should be busy this month putting the final polish on their physical and mental game.  Study, do quizzes and tests, have round-table study group discussions, check equipment and take care physically with some exercise to prepare for the first games.  Make sure to get your minds in shape by reading parts of the rule book and CCA manual daily

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Notes from the Training Staff – December 2016

A new NCAA Approved Softball Bat List was posted on December 12, 2016. Information for the Annual Meetings has been posted on Arbiter and the Locker Room.  You must send an email to one of these people designating which meeting you will attend – Dave Long for the South meeting, Oscar Segura for the North meeting.  We will order lunch

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Notes from the Training Staff – November 2016

CCSUA umpires in the news: Katrina Kershaw is interviewed in the December’s Referee Magazine softball section’s “Five Minutes With…” Glenn Waggoner has an article in December’s Referee Magazine’s softball section.  Make sure you read it. Reminder: contact Dave Long via email regarding which CCSUA/Assignor’s meeting your will attend. NCAA News: You can register for the 2017 NCAA Softball Umpire Clinic

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Notes from the Training Staff – October 2016

Dates for the 2017 CCSUA/Assignors meetings have been determined: January 8 – CCSUA SOUTH annual meeting.  Site and time to be determined. January 14 – CCSUA NORTH annual meeting.  Hayward Japanese Gardens, 9am-3pm. Hawaii February (TBD) The monthly test has been posted for October.  Make sure you read the October Newsletter and the new articles posted to our Locker Room

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Notes from the Training Staff – September 2016

Debbi Lauderback has resigned as the assigner for the Community College playoffs.  Joanne Venditto and Rich Kollen are working with the Community College coaches association to better define the selection process for playoffs. This is a good time to take an inventory of your uniform and equipment.  Check your equipment to see if repairs or replacements are needed. Check your uniforms for proper color and size.

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Notes from the Training Staff – August 2016

Fall Ball is approaching.  The next two monthly tests – August and September – will have questions regarding the Nonchampionship Segment of NCAA softball.  We call it Fall Ball but it covers from the end of the regular season in 2016 to the beginning of the 2017 season. Make sure you study page 15 of the 2016-2017 NCAA Softball Rule

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College Camps – Prepare for 2019

The Assignors, your SUP Advisor, and the CCSUA Training staff bring to your attention that many college camps are being held from June through October. The Assignors for the top NCAA softball conferences expect umpires to attend a college camp The SUP staff recommends to umpires who want to be considered for post-season to attend a camp The CCSUA Training staff supports our

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Notes from the Training Staff – June 2016 (Updated)

Another great resource. Are you capitalizing on another great resource available to CCSUA umpires – watching the umpiring at top-level games on TV? If you watched any of the D1 postseason you saw a lot of good training material.  Here are some musings on these postseason games, with additional details and comments. Announcers still struggle to accurately cite rules and

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Notes from the Training Staff – May 2016

We are at the end of the regular season and now the post-season starts.  Congratulations for those who have received assignments.  Many of you deserve to work post-season but there are limited spots.  Do not be discouraged if you have not been selected.  Keep improving your game by using all the resources in our Locker Room. DP reentry interpretation We have

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