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.

2017 USA Softball Umpire Exam.  

Answer sheets are due by Sunday, March 5, the annual GSSA clinic or by PDF sent to the uic at

Suggested reference material is the:

NEW 2017 Playing Rules Changes with Comments - (updated 11/30/16)
2016 participant manual and 
2016 umpire manual.

NEW 2017 Playing Rules Changes with Comments - (updated 11/30/16)

Rule Clarification and Plays

ASA / 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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