National USSSA Fastpitch
Umpire of the Year
Note: The online rule book supersedes the printed rule book
List of changes and explanations of changes from the previous printed rule book
Corrections, Updates, etc. to the rule book made after the rule book was printed
Understanding the Rules of the Game
A Maryland Working Aid
A Colorado Working Aid developed by Larry Neth.
available to State UICs
The new official USSSA Fastpitch Umpire Caps are
now available in single orders from Boombah at
or in quantity directly from New Era.
Contact Linda or Debbie of New Era at 888-685-2313.
Please see the New Era Umpire Cap flyer.
Fastpitch Shirts - Red, Black, White
Fastpitch Hats - All black with Red Lettering
is the Official USSSA Licensed Umpire Apparel provider.
Boombah now has Official USSSA Licensed Umpire shirts.
Men's - USSSA Apparel - Official's Polos
For Boombah sales and support, call 1-815-941-1431.
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm CST
So how do you become a World Series Umpire?
The process begins locally with your State UIC nominating you through your Regional UIC to the World Series Tournament UIC. The World Series Tournament UIC makes selections based on nominations and the number of Umpires needed. Unfortunately the number of Umpires required is directly proportional to the number of teams. The number of teams is often not finalized until very late.
Start at the local level by improving your skills, making yourself available and letting your intentions be known to your UIC.
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|Region 1||Jake Jacobsfirstname.lastname@example.org||Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey,New York , North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, DC, West Virginia|
|Region 2||Steve Schilleremail@example.com||Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee|
|Region 3||Tom Sumnerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Canada|
|Region 4||Oscar Rossemail@example.com||Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas|
|Region 5||Tony Coatesfirstname.lastname@example.org||Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota|
|Region 6||Bob Cheneyemail@example.com||Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming|
|John Dye||Maryland UIC||Chairmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tony Coates||Kansas UIC||Region 5 UICemail@example.com|
|Jake Jacobs||Region 1 UICfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tom Sumner||Michigan UIC||Region 3 UICemail@example.com|
Hopefully must rules questions can be resolved in the rulebook, the casebook and/or the Clarifications & Interpretations. You may also want to look at previously submitted questions and response which are posted in the blog below.
If not there, you may want to submit a questions through the link below.