Welcome to the official website of the Central Alberta Softball Umpires Association (CASUA). If you are an umpire who is new to the Central Alberta region, or you are interested in starting your umpiring career, please contact any member of the CASUA executive listed in the Contact Us section of this website.
Our Mission Statement:
- To foster, educate, develop and promote the officiating of amateur softball within central Alberta.
- To produce highly qualified and skilled softball officials in central Alberta by offering instruction and mentoring in the art of umpiring, the knowledge of the rules, and the interpretation of the rules.
- To represent youth and adult softball umpires in central Alberta at the grassroots, local, zone, provincial and national levels.
The AGM will take place on Wednesday, April 21st at 7:30 by Zoom.
All members are allowed and encouraged to take part in the meeting.
The agenda, and how to join the meeting will come forward in the next week.
Please read this comprehensive introduction to the umpiring fraternity
Please note that all information presented assumes that the current season will proceed.
Given the current Covid situation it must be understood that AHS guidelines trump any information contained on this website which may result in cancellation, postponement or suspension of any and all activities of the organization.
View useful tips, information and videos of various aspects of our games as delivered by internationally qualified Canadian umpires.
The Softball Canada 2021 Spring Webinar series will begin in February! We are anticipating a return to the diamond in Spring 2021 so topics covered will be those that can assist as we prepare for another season!
The webinars will be held bi-weekly starting in February and will be hosted on Monday evenings.
Stay tuned for information on the session topics and speakers!
You can also download Between the Lines our national newsletter
In need of equipment, outgrown old equipment, got replacement equipment, like to help a fellow umpire, try one of the items below
Find Used Equipment
If you wish to donate equipment which will be given away at the upcoming clinics, then please contact myself.
If you wish to sell your used equipment, we are happy to put the information on our website.
In order to sell equipment, please provide the following
- Items that you have for sale
- What you are willing to reasonably sell them for
- Sizes, colours, etc.
- Photos of your equipment which will really helps to sell an item.
- Contact information
Contact myself when you have assembled the information.
Once we have the above information then it can go onto our website, and you can deal directly with interested parties to facilitate a sale.
Your used equipment can make a difference to a new umpire.
Thank you for your consideration.
We received this letter from Ron MacKenzie one of our senior umpires who has moved to Calgary.
As all our members are part of the executive through your membership it seems appropriate to share the letter with you.
Ron is a great mentor to our younger officials, as well as a comedian.
Taken from our Policies document, the following is recommended
4.2 Weather and Other Issues
The safety of all participants is the prime concern of all umpires when it comes to inclement weather, temperatures, air conditions, fitness of field conditions, or other circumstances/ conditions.
4.2.1 Prior to the start of each season, associations will be reminded by the CASUA that the home team for each game has certain responsibilities as follows:
RECOMMENDED TOURNAMENT RULES
- No protests allowed
- Umpire decision is final
- Abuse of umpires or tournament staff will not be tolerated
- All players bat
- Unlimited defensive substitutions