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Chuck Stewart
509-995-2499
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2018 USA SOFTBALL NATIONAL UMPIRE SCHOOL
Sunday, October 15
WELCOME!

 


AND THE WINNER IS …

Jeff Camp was re-elected treasurer at the SSUA elections meeting Sept. 27 at Chester Elementary School in the Spokane Valley but there will be three new faces when the new board takes office on Dec. 1.

Bryan Raschka was elected vice president, Dennis Keys was elected At-Large Director 2 and Sean Harrington was elected At-Large Director 3.

Camp; Raschka, who replaces Chuck DeBruin; and Keys, who replaces Carl Durr, will serve two-year terms. Harrington, who replaces Karen Nelli, is in a one-year position. A special thanks to DeBruin, Durr and Nelli for their service.

Returning board members are Steve Quaid, president; Gary Kuck, At-Large Director 1 and Ron Snyder, Past President.  

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GALE HART IS THE 2017 CAMPBELL-STEWART RECIPIENT ... 

Great turnout of blues from both sides of the border - Spokane and North Idaho - for Gale's funeral service Aug. 25 shows the impact Gale had on the umpiring community in USA Softball Idaho. (Picture above on Field No. 1 at Plantes Ferry Park courtesy of Spokane County softball director Joel Blockman.) 

It was announced at the service that Gale is the 2017 recipent of the Campbell-Stewart Award. The presentation will be made to his family at the banquet (see date/site below).

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SAVE THE DATE ...

Saturday, Nov. 11 - SSUA banquet at the Airport Ramada Inn, with a social hour starting at 5:30 pm. Stay tuned for more details.

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LOOKIN' FOR YOUR HELP ...

Fellow SSUA Umpires. We’re compiling a list of our former members who have died to create a “memorial plaque” that we can post on the 4th of July Shootout website, since the tournament is dedicated to our deceased members, and also on Facebook and the SSUA website.

If you know of past members who have died, please get the names to Chuck Stewart at stewartce@hotmail.com, or give him a call at 995-2499.  

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CHECK OUT SSUA AND OUR 2016 AWARD WINNERS AND ELECTION RESULTS IN THE DECEMBER 2016 ISSUE OF USA SOFTBALL'S INSIDE PITCH ON PAGE 11.

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In Rules, Documents & Materials ...

Board Minutes
 
2017 Diamonds Fall Classic tournament rules (Sept. 23-24; in Rules, Documents & Materials under Local Rules) 
 
2017 IEML (Middle School) Rules in School Rules  
 
2017 Spokane County Summer Showdown Rules 
 
2017 Spokane Indians Youth Softball (SYSA) 12U and 14U rules and Matrix (in "Local Rules" file)
 
2017 City Coed, City Men's, City Women's and City Masters Slowpitch Rules, and City Modified Pitch Rules
 
2017 City Players Code of Conduct and City Bat Testing Policy
 
2017 Spokane County Rules & Regulations and Spokane County Bat Policy with Sticker
 
2017 USA Softball Non-Approved Bats List with County Sticker & City Bat Policy
 
2017 CAA Special Rules 

2017 Spokane Girls Fastpitch Rules 

2017 SSUA Payroll FAQs and Game Verification & FAQs in Information
 
2017 USA Softball Rule Changes with Comments 
 
2017 USA Softball Umpire Exam and Answer Sheet
 
Gary Broadbent Memories compiled by Jim & Carolee Nyborg in "News & Notes," section No. 11
 
2017 USA Softball Non-Approved Bats in Pictures (in both Local and National Rules) 
 
A Thank You letter from retiring Region 15 UIC "Wild Bill" Silves 
 
On the Internet ...
 
 
 
Spokane County Senior League rules (100 pages, SSUSA rules; if we can abridge it we will)  
 
National Federation training video: Plate mechanics
 
National Federation training video: Look-back rule
 
 
2017 USA Softball Umpire Exam & Answer Sheet (also available in Rules, Documents & Materials without all the ads)
 
USA Softball, National Federation, NCAA rules differences
 
Slowpitch vs. Fastpitch rules
 
 
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2016 SSUA AWARD WINNERS

Campbell-Stewart Award – Norm Fredrickson

Presidential Pride Award - Jim Wyer

Umpire of the Year Adult - Craig Adams

Umpire of the Year Youth - Marty Boles

Most Improved Adult - Joe Geach

Most Improved Youth -Andy Dalziel

Rookie of the Year - Sean Harrington

Home Run Award - Chuck Stewart

WOA Meritorious Service

Craig Adams

Dallas Williams 

 
Eight SSUA members received WOA Recognition Program years-of-service pins:

Jim Wyer, 25 years
Jake Perry, 25 years
Ron Snyder, 25 years
Dennis Keys, 15 years
Dallas Williams, 15 years 
Steve Quaid, 10 years
Brian Hall, 5 years
Sean Pedersen, 5 years 

Congratulations all!

 

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Umpiring in pictures in Photo Albums

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 Links

 

• Google Maps to help you find a school or a park

USA Softball background checks

SSUA Facebook

National Federation Softball

National Federation dumb things smart officials believe

USA Softball National Umpire Schools for 2017

USA Softball rules clarification and plays

USA Softball Inside Pitch

  

 

 

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 USA Softball of Idaho District 8 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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USA SOFTBALL 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

          

      USA Softball

       Board Minutes

1. SSUA Bylaws

2.    Local Rules

3.  National Rules

4. School Rules

5.    ASA Clarification & Plays

6.    Training - Clinics & Schools

7.  Training - PowerPoints & Material

8.    SSUA Policies

9.    Information

10.    ASA National Awards Programs 

11. News 'n Notes

12. History

13.  Awards & Honors

14. Rec & High School Tournaments

15. 4th of July Shootout

   

SSUA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT - Steve Quaid ... 638-7050 (c) … rufieq@gmail.com

VICE PRESIDENT - Chuck DeBruin … 990-2691 (c) … cdebruin@comcast.net

DIRECTOR  1 - Gary Kuck … 951-8281 (c) … gkuck1@hotmail.com

DIRECTOR 2 - Carl Durr ...  995-0890 (c) ... drmedfly19@msn.com

DIRECTOR 3 - Karen Nelli … 953-0261 (c) … knellikids@gmail.com

SECRETARY - Jeff Camp ... 535-7875 (c) ... jcamp@designcamp.biz

PAST PRESIDENT - Ron Snyder … 381-8535 (c) onetuffblue@comcast.net

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RATING COMMITTEE

Ron Snyder, chairman … 381-8535 (c) onetuffblue@comcast.net

Craig Adams ... 999-5660 (c) ... craiga49@hotmail.com

Marty Boles ... 607-5908 (c) ... martybolesump@yahoo.com

Randy Harnasch ... 291-4525 (h) ... l.harnasch@gmail.com

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

John Isles ... 487-3557 (h) ... johnislesj@msn.com

Bryan Raschka ... 362-0044 (c) ... bryan.raschka@aol.com

 

 

APPEALS BOARD

Bobby Kuck ... 570-2845 (h) ... Bobby21lee@yahoo.com

Shaun Pedersen ... 954-5098 (c) ... pedersenshaun@hotmail.com 

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

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

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

Dave Berghammer (alternate) ... 842-8578 (c) ... dberghammer@msn.com 

Cam Preston (alternate) ... 869-8371 (c) ... strayshadow@comcast.net

 

 

 

OTHERS

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

ASSISTANT ASSIGNER - Marty Boles … 607-5908 (c) ... martybolesump@yahoo.com

ASSIGNING WEATHER HOTLINE - 723-4511

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

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

USA SOFTBALL of IDAHO DISTRICT 8 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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