National USSSA Fastpitch
Umpire of the Year
Bob Cheney

USSSA Rule Book


2015-2016 Thirteenth Edition Rule Book revised Feb 9, 2016   

Rule Changes in Thirteenth Edition Playing Rules after printed edition

Understanding the Rules of the Game



Bat Mark



Bat Mark  

Umpire Support Documents

A Maryland Working Aid

A Colorado Working Aid developed by Larry Neth.

Umpire Test

available to State UICs

Umpire Uniforms

New Era USSSA FP Umpire Cap The new official USSSA Fastpitch Umpire Caps are now available in single orders from Boombah at http://www.boombah.com
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
Boombah 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


World Series

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.

Umpire Awards

Umpire Insurance

Umpire in Chief Training Aids

These files are in PowerPoint.

If you do not have PowerPoint, you can get the free Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer at microsoft.com

Umpires in Chief

Region UIC email States
Region 1 Jake Jacobs  mdstuic1@aol.com 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 Schiller  msss6642@aol.com Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee
Region 3     Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Canada
Region 4 Oscar Ross  oscar@usssatexas.net Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Region 5 Tony Coates  tcoates08@yahoo.com  Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
Region 6 Bob Cheney  atozssa@sbcglobal.net Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming


John Dye Maryland UIC Chairman johndye@comcast.net
Tony Coates Kansas UIC Region 5 UIC tcoates08@yahoo.com
Jake Jacobs   Region 1 UIC mdstuic1@aol.com

Officials Actions


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.

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