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Tuesday, March 3
WELCOME!

 

 

 

 

Prepping for the Preps

To help you get ready for the high school season and the clinics and test you need to take, SSUA has the WOA Study Guide under Local Rules in “Rules, Documents & Materials" and also has scheduled a series of test reviews.

Test review sites, times and leaders: Tuesday, March 3, Roundtable Pizza, Five-Mile Shopping Center, 6 pm, Mike Carlson ... Thursday, March 5, Jack & Dan's  Bar & Grill, 1226 N. Hamilton, 6 pm, Gale Hart.

You can also access the study guide on the WOA website by clicking on clinics/testing in the upper left.

The WOA says the 2015 softball test will include 40 of the 50 questions from the study guide.

Good luck … and have a fun spring!

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1099s sent out

Earn $600 or more in 2014? … 1099s were emailed on Jan. 27. … Didn’t receive one? Have questions? … Contact Treasurer Rich Hobson at 924-6531 or ssuatreasurer@comcast.net … Questions about what you can claim on your tax return? Check out the two-part 2014 Tax Guide in the “Information” category in “Rules, Documents & Materials.”

 

 

2015 SSUA Training Schedule

Meetings primarily on Wednesday nights at Northwest Wildlife Council Auditorium, 6116 N. Market, one block south of Francis. Exceptions: Indoor clinics on Monday, March 2, at SSUA Indoor Soccer Center, 800 N. Hamilton, and Wednesday, March 25, at Spokane Shock training facility, 3212 N. Eden in Spokane Valley, and outdoor clinic on Saturday, April 4, at Plantes Ferry Park.

 

The schedule:

An abbreviated PowerPoint - 2015-An Introduction to SSUA, taken from the presentation at the Introduction meeting on Feb. 4 - is available in the "Information" section in "Rules, Documents & Materials."

 

 

March 4 – 6 pm ... we've scheduled this clinic on what was to be an open date to work primarily with new-to-3rd-year officials on mechanics - signals, plate stance, movement from the plate, etc. - at the Northwest Wildlife Council Auditorium. While primarily for newbies, everyone is welcome. Rich Hobson will be there with uniforms and equipment.

 

March 11 – 6 pm, New-to-3rd-year officials; 7 pm, Everyone, Mandatory General Membership Meeting

 

March 18 – 6 pm, New-to-3rd-year officials; 7 pm, Everyone

 

March 25 – 6-8 pm, Everyone, indoor clinic, Spokane Shock facility, 3212 N.Eden in Spokane Valley

 

April 1 – NO MEETING

 

April 4 – Everyone, Plantes Ferry Park, outdoor clinic, time TBA

 

April 8 – 6 pm, Everyone, rules review

 

 

 

 

 

State of SSUA … all is good … an open letter

from your Board of Directors and ASA Commissioner Fuzzy Buckenberger in “Rules, Documents & Materials” at the top, or click on the link.

See how the winter has gone and what’s ahead in 2015.

 

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ASA UMPIRE EXAM

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The 2015 ASA Umpire Exam & Answer Sheet are available on the ASA Website.

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ASA NATIONAL SCHOOL OFFERINGS

17 ATTEND WORLEY CLINIC

 

SSUA had 17 attend the Idaho ASA's Inland Empire Clinic at the Coeur d’Alene Casino & Resort on Feb. 20-21. The group included three SSUA umpires who have advanced to ASA’s highest level, Elite. You should have been there if you weren’t. Training is that important!

Those attending: Rich Hobson, Elite fastpitch; Gerald Howard, Elite slowpitch; Gary Kuck, Elite modified pitch; Randy Harnasch; John Isles; Jeff Camp; Steve Quaid; Jim Wyer; Gale Hart; Bryan Raschka; Carl Durr; Mike Raynor; Tom Haydon; Gary Broadbent; Shaun Pedersen; transfer Jack Miller; Chuck Stewart.

CHECK OUT OTHER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES: THE FLYER AND REGISTRATION FORM FOR AN ASA NATIONAL UMPIRE SCHOOL IN HILLSBORO, ORE., MARCH 6-8, 2015. … A FLYER AND HOTELS INFO FOR AN ASA NATIONAL UMPIRE SCHOOL IN CASPER, WYO., APRIL 24-26, 2015. … VIEW A LIST OF ALL THE 2015 ASA NATIONAL UMPIRE SCHOOLS.

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  CHECK OUT THE NEW, LEGAL EASTON MAKO TORQ BAT

with rotating handle under "National Rules" in "Rules, Documents & Materials" and view this YouTube video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cSN_sydN0c

 

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Rain, rain go away … but if it doesn’t …

check the status of your game

on the SSUA Weather Hotline, 509-723-4511

        

        Games canceled or postponed by weather, or other unforeseen circumstances, by 12 noon will be posted to the Weather Hotline. … Umpires will be called regarding cancellations or postponements that occur after 12 noon.

       In the event of inclement weather, if your game is not on the recorded message and you haven’t been called, GO TO YOUR GAME SITE! Because weather conditions can vary within our area, rainouts ARE NOT one-size-fits-all. You may have to postpone a game when you arrive, but that is one of your responsibilities that you can’t do from home!

 

 

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WE CAN ALWAYS USE MORE UMPIRES!

       Interested in umpiring? Contact information for the SSUA Board of Directors and Spokane ASA Umpire in Chief Ken Mathia is below.

              No experience is necessary, just a love of the game and a willingness to learn. And training is free!

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CHECK OUT "RULES, DOCUMENTS & MATERIALS" ...

For

REVISED SSUA RECREATION EJECTION REPORT

GOOD STUFF IN ASA RULES CLARIFICATIONS & PLAYS

COUNTY RULES & REGS + CITY CODE OF CONDUCT

CITY & COUNTY BAT POLICIES WITH THEIR APPROVED BAT STICKERS

(2014 NON-APPROVED BATS & LOCAL STICKERS DOCUMENT INCLUDES ASA NON-APPROVED BATS LIST WITH COUNTY & CITY STICKERS YOU CAN CLIP AND CARRY IN YOUR LINEUP CARD HOLDER!)

And there's more ...

MALCOLM BOYLES, ASA WESTERN DEPUTY SUPERVISOR OF UMPIRES,

HAS GREAT TIPS ON GAME MANAGEMENT ...

Looking for some good training PDFs? Check material from the 2015 Bi-Annual UIC Clinic. ...

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ASA UMPIRE AWARDS PROGRAM

Find out what you're eligible for; check out the application forms

Medals: http://downloads.asasoftball.com/umpires/pdf/2014MedalsApplication.pdf

National Indicator Fraternity: http://downloads.asasoftball.com/umpires/pdf/2014NIFApplication.pdf

Elite: http://downloads.asasoftball.com/umpires/pdf/2014EliteApplication.pdf

Rules, Documents & Materials Index

1.    SSUA Bylaws

2.    Local Rules

3.  National Rules

4.    ASA Clarification & Plays

5.    Training - Clinics & Schools

6.  Training - PowerPoints & Material

7.    SSUA Policies

8.    Information

9.    ASA National Awards Programs 

10.    SSUA Board Meeting Minutes

11. History

12.  Awards & Honors

13. Rec & High School Tournaments

14. 4th of July Shootout

   

SSUA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT - Ron Snyder … 768-2972 (c)… onetuffblue@comcast.net

VICE PRESIDENT - Scott Hofstee … 599-4412 (c) … scott.hofstee@gmail.com

ADULT DIRECTOR - Gary Kuck … 951-8281 (c) … gkuck1@hotmail.com

YOUTH DIRECTOR - Bobby Kuck … 570-2845 (c) … Bobby21lee@yahoo.com

AT-LARGE – Mike McCaskill … (209) 485-6428 (c) … fighton32@hotmail.com

SECRETARY - Gil Peckham ... 251-4997 (c) ... spokane45@gmail.com

PAST PRESIDENT - Dallas Williams … 999-7369 (c) wdallas7890@yahoo.com

TREASURER – Rich Hobson … 924-6531 (h) … ssuatreasurer@comcast.net (treasurer business only)

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RATING COMMITTEE

Dallas Williams (chairman) … 999-7369 (c) wdallas7890@yahoo.com

Committee members pending appointment

 

APPEALS BOARD

Kathleen Burns … 922-2572 (h) … mailto:kburns@mutualofenumclaw.com

Brian Hall … 496-9827 (c) … mailto:carolinapanthers_65@msn.com

Gale Hart … 981-4493 (c) … mailto:midget254@aol.com

Dennis Keys … 879-2339 (c) … heavydk53@comcast.net

Chuck Stewart (chairman) … 995-2499 (c) … stewartce@hotmail.com

Mike Raynor (alternate) … 991-6742 (c) … mikercwumb@msn.com

Daryl Williams (alternate) … 570-2089 (c) … daryl_williams2002@yahoo.com

 

OTHERS

ASSIGNER & WOA LIAISON - Bob Francis … 230-5045 (c) ... bfrancis@savravb.org

ASSISTANT ASSIGNER - Marty Boles … 487-9100 (h) ... martybolesump@yahoo.com

ASSIGNING WEATHER HOTLINE - 723-4511

WOA CLINICIAN - Kathleen Burns … 922-2572 (h) … kburns@mutualofenumclaw.com

ASA UIC - Ken Mathia … 951-8860 (c) … umpassigner@aol.com

UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT - Rich Hobson …924-6531 (h) … rchobson@comcast.net

WEBSITE - Chuck Stewart … 995-2499 (c) … stewartce@hotmail.com

Other phone numbers, if applicable, available in the Arbiter @ arbitersports.com



   
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