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Clinics 2021

Registration is now OPEN! Click here to register!

Click here for a list of umpire clinics being offered this year.  New umpires (newly registered in 2020 or 2021) MUST take a Level I/II clinic. 

Softball Canada Webinar Series

All the webinars so far have been amazing- this one looks SUPER amazing!

Join Frankie Billingsley for a webinar on Communication Between Umpires and Coaches - A Coach’s Perspective.  Frankie will be joined by Andrea Wolf and Mark Smith, please see below for their biographical information. 

Andrea Wolf has been involved in the game of softball most of her life. She played competitively for over 20 years receiving a 4-year scholarship from Jamestown College in North Dakota and played two years for Seki Byoin in Japan. Andrea began coaching in 2000 and has gone on to coach at several Western Canada Summer Games, Jeux Canada Games and Canadian Collegiate Championships. She is a graduate of the Canadian Sport Institute Advanced Coaching Program and is currently a Softball Canada Board Director.

Mark Smith played on the Men’s National Softball team for 15 years.  He is a 3-time world champion, 6 time Pan-American Gold Medallist (3 as a player and 3 as a coach).  Mark has been the recipient of one of Nova Scotia’s top 15 all time greatest athletes.  Mark has been inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Heritage Hall of Fame, Canadian Softball Hall of Fame and the International Softball Congress Hall Fame.  Mark was the recipient of Jack Donohue “Coach of the Year” in 2016.  Mark is a high performance director, has been coaching a national team for 20 years and holds the role of Head Coach of the Canada Softball Women’s Olympic Program. 

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/478885007033694992

National Umpire School

On May 15-16, Brent Chadwick of the Softball Canada UDC will be working with umpires on plate and base mechanics. Umpires of every age and skill level are encouraged to register for this event! Travelling umpires MUST attend. Registration forms are available here. Please submit your registration to Tony Kuleza by April 16th. 

Ed Bitz Scholarship

Softball Canada is now accepting applications for the Ed Bitz Scholarship. Deadline is April 30. Any applications MUST be a registered umpire and in good standing with their Provincial/Territorial Association for 2021. Information can be found on the following link.

https://softball.ca/programs/umpires/awards/edbitz

Please send applications to Donna Ozarko, at dozarko@softball.ca

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