About Us

Over 50 years ago, a group of umpires got together and formed what has evolved into Seattle Metro Softball Umpires Association, better known as SMSUA.

SMSUA provides softball umpires throughout King County, covering Junior High (Middle) School and High School Girl’s Fast pitch, Women’s Community College fast pitch, USA Softball Junior Olympic Girl’s Fast Pitch, and USA Softball slow pitch (Men’s, Women’s, and Coed) for many of the Parks Departments and Independent leagues in King County. Several SMSUA members also umpire NCAA Division I, II and III games.

SMSUA has one of the most outstanding umpiring and training programs in the country. The men and women of SMSUA are some of the best umpires in the nation. Over the last few years, SMSUA members have worked numerous USA Softball National Championship Tournaments (both Slow Pitch and Fast Pitch) all across America, the NCAA College Fast Pitch World Series, and numerous International Tournaments including the Olympics and Word Championships. We are proud of our umpires who officiate games and tournaments. We also take pride in the dedication, time, and effort that we put into developing and improving our umpire skills.

Due to demand, recruitment remains a major challenge for SMSUA and we hope you would consider joining our association. Please take the time to review our website and contact us for additional information. Our 2017 Executive Board and staff is looking forward to a great season. We look forward to hearing from and seeing you soon.

Charles Coburn
President, SMSUA