A NYSSO Affiliate of Softball Umpires
The Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association
in New York State
The "New Umpire Clinic" is a schedule of classroom meetings, accompanied by actual student participation in drills and demonstrations that will provide each new candidate with the basic skills and mechanics fundamentals to adequately perform the responsibilities of umpiring at the high school level. Progression through the class is monitored by senior umpires of the organization, which will culminate in the administration of a NYSSO written test and also a field evaluation of actually demonstrating field skills by each of the student umpires. Failure to complete the required state test and the field evaluations at the prescribed time, will result in the student umpire not receiving qualification to umpire at the high school level.
Fingerprinting is a requirement of the Section IX Athletic Coordinator's Office, and must be completed prior to receiving any schedule from that Office. New candidates who have been fingerprinted by the NYS Department of Education prior to enrolling in the umpire class can be ruled exempt from further fingerprinting.
Final exemption of the fingerprinting requirement will be determined by the Section IX Athletic Coordinator's Office.
All first and second year umpires will work in a probationary capacity at the modified level. Scheduling is based on the individual umpire's availability, and the more available time you have, the more games you will be assigned.
Cost of the clinic is $75.00, which must be paid by the second scheduled class night.
Classes for the 2013 season are scheduled for February 27 & 28,
Classes will be held @ the
William A. Carter Elementary School, 435 E. Main Street, Middletown, NY
starting @ 6:30pm.
Dues for the organization are $75.00 for the 2013 season, and are payable when certification to umpire is attained.
Uniforms and protective gear (at the individual umpire's expense) are required at the time that the new umpire participates in the on-field evaluation as the final phase of the class. The vendors where these items can be purchased, and links to all organizations responsible for the recreational leagues and/or tournaments in the area, will be covered in the class agenda. New umpires are welcome and urged to participate as much as they can in all realms of softball umpiring that is available.
Individual questions and additional information can be received by contacting
Steve Dworetsky @ firstname.lastname@example.org