The 2018 Season is approaching and Cordova Girls Softball is currently looking for umpires. Becoming an umpire is a great way to learn more about the game while earning money in the process. Umpires are a key component in our league and this year we have put together a training program for our umpires.

Cordova Girls Softball USA Umpire Program

We are continuing to build a strong umpire program in Folsom.  Our program is open to youth in the 6th to 12th grades. 

Registration is now open for 2018.  See the main page to ENROLL.  

  • You must enroll by January 31, 2017 to be eligible to work the 2016 season.  The GSSA registration fee amounts are as follows:
    • 6th grade:                 $20
    • 7th grade to age 17:   $35
    • Age 18 and older:       $50
  • 6th graders must complete a release to work (see Umpire Docs below). 
  • Age 18 and older must complete an ASA Background Check form and provide a copy of your drivers license (see Umpire Docs below).

  • Please either scan in completed docs/drivers license and email to Janna at OR you can fax documents to (916) 676-1797
  • Please note that umpires must be ASA certified prior to working any season games.  

Training Schedule 

Training is scheduled as follows: 

February 4th   9:00am - 12:00pm - Training - Livermore 2 (Mandatory) - If raining alternate location will be Broadstone Racquet Club 2:30-4:30.

February 11th 9:00am - 12:00pm - Livermore 2

February 19th 10:00am - 12:00pm - Make-ups/Additional Training - Livermore 2
February 25th 9:00am-12:00pm - USA Certification- Livermore 2 (Broadstone Racquet Club if rain)

March 11th Scrimmage games at L1, L2 and L3 - time TBD

To continue to improve the quality of the Folsom umpire program the following requirements must be met: 

New & 1st year returning:  
5 hours of training + scrimmage games + ASA certification + pass written exam

2nd year returning:
3 hours (if you have been cleared through training) + scrimmage games at level you want to be cleared for + ASA certification + pass written exam

Junior umpires:
    3 hours of training (unless released by UIC) + ASA certification

Senior umpires:   3 hours of training (unless released by UIC) + ASA Certification. Additional training dates may be assigned depending on need for help with new umpires.

Equipment -

Indicator - Umpires will need to go to a sporting goods store and purchase their own indicator. Examples

Umpire Tee Shirt - Umpire tee shirts are required.  If you don't have one, you can purchase one when you register or in the FSC store (see store link on the web site)It will be delivered to you during one of the umpire training sessions.

Timer - Umpires should purchase their own timer (timer should be a basic stove timer that times down and alerts once time has expired) and carry it with them at all times.  It is difficult to use your cell phone or a watch if it does not have a clock down with an alarm at expiration.

Sweatshirt (Optional) - Umpire sweatshirts are available for $27 in the league store or at registration. An umpire sweatshirt is the only outer clothing allowed to be worn OVER your umpire shirt; otherwise, your umpire shirt will have to go over your non-umpire sweatshirt when working games.

Umpire Docs
ASA Background Check Form
Rules: see "downloads" under Docs/Links

6th Grade Release

2017 Umpire Orientation


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