March2011

Softball Ontario’s Umpire Program are hosting Softball Canada’s Level IV Umpire Clinic in Stratford on April 30/May 1

March 9, 2011

Toronto, ON


SOFTBALL ONTARIO ANNOUNCES THE SOFTBALL CANADA LEVEL IV UMPIRE CLINIC IN STRATFORD, ON
 
NORTH YORK, ONTARIO – Softball Ontario’s Umpire Program is happy to announce they are hosting Softball Canada’s Level IV Umpire Clinic in Stratford on April 30/May 1, 2011. Please note this clinic is being held Stratford Central Secondary School, 60 St. Andrew Street and is the same location as the Softball Canada Level 3 Umpire. 
This two-day course is essential for any Ontario Umpire aspiring to attend a Softball Canada Championship tournament (not including Pee Wee and Bantam Girls).  An action packed course, the Level IV clinic covers many topics including the Spirit of Umpiring, Mental Preparation and Preventative Officiating.  Softball Canada top notch Umpire Instructors will be on hand to cover this informative Umpire clinic.  In order to be eligible to attend the Level IV Umpire Clinic you must be a fully certified Level III Official with a minimum of two (2) years experience.  
 
Softball Ontario must recruit a minimum of sixteen (16) participants by March 31, 2011 in order to host the 2011 Softball Canada Level IV Umpire clinic, so apply today!  If the minimum number of participants is not reached
 by March 31, 2011, the clinic will be cancelled.  Softball Ontario will continue to accept applications after the deadline providing the minimum of sixteen (16) participants have registered.
 
Member    $254.25 ($225.00 + hst $29.25)
Non-Member    $310.75 ($275.00 + hst ($35.75)

Note:  Member means individual is a registered umpire with Softball Ontario in the current year or in the previous year.

Softball Ontario Mandatory Certification Policy- Effective 2002- all umpires Softball Ontario must attend a recognized Umpires clinic every two year.  

Recognized Umpire Clinics include:
Attended Softball Ontario Umpire Refresher Clinic
Attended Softball Ontario Instructor/Evaluator Training Weekend
Attended the next highest Umpire Level Clinic in sequence to what the Umpire has already taken
Attended a Softball Canada Blue Convention
Attended a Softball Canada Mechanics School
Re-Take the highest level clinic that you have (a Softball Ontario Level 4 Umpire may take a Softball Ontario Level 3 Umpire Clinic)

Softball Ontario has reserved accommodations for clinic participants at Travellers Motel in Stratford with a room rates:

$80 per room per night (with 2 double beds) + tax or $74 per room per night (with 2 single beds) + tax

Here is their number to call:  1-800-465-4106.  It is the responsibility of participants who require accommodation to book their own accommodations.  Please note when making reservation, please state that you an Umpire Clinic Participant for the Softball Canada/Softball Ontario Level 4 Umpire Clinic.

Please register for the Softball Canada Level IV Umpire clinic, please visit the Softball Ontario website www.softballontairo.ca .  For more information about the upcoming Softball Canada Level 4 Umpires clinic or the Softball
Ontario Umpires program, please contact Stephanie Sutton by email ssutton@softballontario.ca or call 416-426-7150. 
        
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