1st & 2nd Year Umpire Training

Thank you for your interest in becoming an umpire with Seattle Metro Softball Umpires Association (SMSUA).

We take a great deal of pride in the professionalism of all our umpires and have a state-of-the-art training program to make sure when you go out on the field as an umpire, you are ready to be successful.

Our new umpire training is developed specifically for the first and second year umpires of our association. We strongly encourage all first and second year members to attend our full training program. More experienced members are more than welcome to attend training as well.

First year umpires must complete training and be cleared by the training staff prior to working games for SMSUA.

Experience the “Best in the Nation” Training

We promise to get you “game ready” before you step on the field! The SMSUA training staff has worked hard over the “off” season to make the training program almost completely experiential (meaning you’ll get on-the-field training from the very first moment to the last) this year. Every training session will happen in a gym or field setting, and most of them will include working with live pitchers, catchers, and other players. If you want to become the BEST umpire, come to training. Bring your cell phone. Wear comfy clothes. Be prepared to  DO and LEARN.

Orientation Night January 17th