Greater Sacramento Softball Association

Umpire Training Material

This section will serve as your source for training material that is offered through USA Softball. Each umpire will receive a rule book and umpire manual at the Annual Clinic.

2018 USA Softball Umpire Exam.  

Answer sheets are due by Sunday, February 11, the annual GSSA clinic.  Exams can be submitted by

Suggested reference material is the:

NEW 2018 Playing Rules Changes with Comments - (updated 11/21/12017)
2017 participant manual and 
2017 umpire manual.

2018 USA Softball Rule Changes 2017_11_21_with lineup diagrams

Rule Clarification and Plays

USA Softball / NCAA / NFHS Rule Differences

2017 Rule Differences - Fastpitch vs. Slowpitch

Plate Mechanics - 2014

3 Umpire System ASA presentation

3 Umpire System PDF

Other Resources:

Referee Magazine

Balls and Strikes magazine


 The Sacramento ASA Umpire-In-Chief is Chuck Brabec. For questions about our umpire program or how to get assigned games, you can contact him by phone (916) 834-8074 or via email at

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