Welcome to the Calgary Softball Umpires Association!
The Calgary Softball Umpires Association (CSUA) represents, schedules and trains umpires in Calgary, Alberta. The CSUA helps umpires develop their skills for umpiring fastpitch and slo-pitch for women's and men's leagues in Calgary and develops umpires for provincial and national tournaments.
Major Upcoming Events
2023 Umpiring Clinics April 1, 4, 15
Theory online April 1 or 4 - Mechanics on field April 15
To Register click here
2023 Blue National Convention
The 2023 Blue Convention took place April 7-9, 2023 in Winnipeg. More information here. Was so nice to see everyone. What a great crew!
Major Past Events
2019 Blue Convention
Montreal, Quebec - April 18-21
Was a Huge Success! Many thanks to the organizers. Next one is in Winnipeg. Alberta was well-represented:
All Calgary Events
Blues Convention 2025 Awarded to Alberta
Softball Canada is pleased to announce that the Alberta Softball Umpires Association (ASUA) will play host to Blue Convention 2025. The 13th edition of the flagship event of Softball Canada’s national umpire program will be held in Calgary from April 17-19, 2025, 20 years after the event was last held in the city. Blue Convention regularly sees over 250 softball umpires from across the country gather together for learning, networking and to celebrate our connections as officials in the sport we love. Prior to the 2025 Calgary event, Blue Convention 2023 will convene in Winnipeg in April 2023.
Blue Convention information here.
March 15, 2022
2022 Alberta Umpires Championship Selections
Congratulations to all the Alberta umpires selected for Provincial, Western and Canadian championships. Full list here.
Feb 25, 2022
Calgary Umpires to 2022 Canada Summer Games:
Congratulations to Alberta-South umpires Emma Jerome-Smith and Mark Taylor on their appointments to the umpire crews of the 2022 Canada Summer Games in the Niagara Region.
Dec 15, 2020
2020 Umpire training webinars available here:
Topics: Plate Overview, Pre Pitch, The Pitch, After the Pitch, Plate Stance Test, Own the Rulebook, Keys to a Consistent Strike Zone, Lineup Card, Mental Preparation, Look Like a Pro, Growth, Start on the Right Foot, When Umpires Need to Chat, Concussions, Appeal Plays, Bat Standards
May 4, 2020
Update on Covid-19 plans from Alberta Softball Umpires Association
Canadian Umpires going to the Olympics in Tokyo!
Softball Canada is very proud to announce that two working umpires and three technical officials have been assigned to the Women’s Softball competition of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). Softball Canada Level V umpires Frankie Billingsley (Edmonton, Alta.) and Geneviève Gaudreau (St-Hubert, Que.) are two of the thirteen umpires who will be calling the games on the field during competition. !!! Congratulations !!! Full story
New Level V Umpires
Softball Canada is pleased to announce that eight umpires have received their Level V certification in 2019. Level V is the highest level in the National Officials Certification Program and was earned as a result of outstanding performance at the 2019 Canadian Championships. Two of the umpires are from Calgary! Congratulations Emma Jerome-Smith and Kris Hartley !!!!
Wow! What a month for Calgary and Alberta umpires!!!!
Daryl Helmer just returned from the Women's European Championships in Poland and Czechoslovakia.
Lance Davidson was on the umpire crew of the 2019 European Co-Ed Slowpitch Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Geoff Larson is at the Little League Senior Softball World Series in Delaware, USA.
Terry Richter and Frankie Billingsley are at the Pan America Games in Lima, Peru.
If you are interested in becoming an umpire, need an umpire, or for any reason, contact us:
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