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How to Become an Umpire

Umpires are an integral part of softball in Midland and new umpires are always needed. Below you can find links to fill out required forms and applications to apply to be an umpire. Umpires are used for all levels of play including slow pitch, modified pitch and fast pitch.

All assigning is done via internet through www.arbitersports.com.  

For more information on umpiring in Midland, please contact the Umpire in Chief at the information below, or contact Parks and Recreation.

Umpire in Chief - Jason Harper - 


Concussion Training

A new Michigan Law went into effect on June 30, 2013 called “Heads Up Concussion.” MASA is proactive and we are requiring all of our umpires that will be umpiring youth games to take the Concussion Training. There is no cost for this training. You must go to one of the following Web sites:

http://nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=38000 (Preferred Choice by MASA)



Once completed, the certificate needs to be printed and sent to the Michigan Amateur Softball Association (MASA) State office. Michigan State Law requires us to keep these certificates on file.

You only have to do this training once in your lifetime. If you have completed the training previously, send us a copy of the certificate. The certificate will remain on file with MASA as long as you remain an active umpire.