Each year nearly 1300 umpires register and nearly 600 umpires certify in Southern California. Ms. Christina “Chris” Drumm , the SoCal UIC is responsible for developing the best umpires possible for the teams that play softball under the ASA-USA Softball banner. Through the dedication and efforts of the state UIC and her staff, the SoCal ASA umpire-training program is second to none and produces some of the finest umpires in the world. The formal training includes the National Umpire Schools, regional rules and mechanics clinics, as well as SoCal ASA rules clinics and mechanics clinics.
Within each District are independent local umpire associations that hold meetings, host refresher clinics, and provide umpiring services to local leagues. Local associations offer its members an opportunity to build camaraderie and to “stay sharp” on the latest techniques, rule interpretations, field mechanics, umpiring philosophies and game management year round. Ask your District UIC for information on a local association near you!