The Central Alberta Softball Umpire’s Association (CASUA)  is experiencing a shortage of umpires for the upcoming season. According to Pat O’Callaghan, there are about 60 umpires needed.

Any Central Alberta community with a minor softball program, needs umpires. They are looking for anyone over 12 to become an umpire, help the kids, and make some money.

The Central Alberta Softball Umpire’s Association (CASUA) works with minor associations in Softball Alberta’s program.

Communities covered include Didsbury, Olds, Innisfail, Sundre, Elnora, Trochu, Delburne, Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Blackfalds, Lacombe, Ponoka, Bashaw, Clive, Bentley, Rimbey/ Bluffton, Stettler, Camrose, Castor, Coronation and Consort.

Certification training is provided with an on-line session and attendance at one of four in-person clinics. Registration includes membership with CASUA, Alberta Softball Umpires Association, Softball Alberta and Softball Canada, insurance, rule book, the clinic (including lunch), a mechanics manual, and an umpire shirt.

Some of the upcoming sessions include:

Umpiring provides the chance to develop personal leadership skills such as decision-making, communication and dealing with difficult situations.

For more information, or to register as a softball umpire check out and


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