DULUTH SOFTBALL UMPIRES ASSOCIATION
DSUA primarily umpires youth softball with some adult slow pitch. We are one of the largest officiating groups in Georgia. We are affiliated with USA Softball and all of our umpires are registered with USA Softball. Separately, we have umpires who umpire youth tournament softball with United States Specialty Sports Association, as well as High School Softball with Multi-County Softball Umpires Association.
PARKS WHERE WE UMPIRE:
· Pinckneyville, Norcross
· Shorty Howell, Duluth
· Bunten Road, Duluth
· Peachtree Ridge, Suwanee
· George Pierce, Suwanee
· Bogan, Buford
· Buford City, Buford
· Lanier, E. E. Robinson
· Mountain Park
· North Metro Church, Lawrenceville
· Rabbit Hill, Dacula
· Collins Hill, Lawrenceville
· Dacula, Dacula
· Harbins Park, Dacula
· Grayson FBC, Grayson
· West Walton, Loganville
· Criswell, Monroe
· Shiloh, Lenora Park
· South Walton, Social Circle
· Victor Lord, Winder
WHEN DO WE UMPIRE:
We have a spring and a fall season with the spring being slightly larger than the fall. In between seasons, we send many umpires to USA Softball and USSSA Tournaments. By the end of the year, we have umpired more than 6,000 softball games.
During the spring, new umpires can expect to interact with many of our Advisory Board Members who will serve as mentors.
Rick Januszewski, 770-846-5540,
Chico Lilly, 678-458-8085,
Bob McCormick, 770-841-3118,
Don Briscoe, 770-757-4268,
Vonda Harrison, 678-878-8660,
Derrick Candis. 404-386-4442,
Scott Henry, 678-778-4546, ,
Lynn Britt, 678-995-1538,
Umpires………..Please plan on attending these meetings. There will be a lot of information to
learn and refresh………..We are trying to put you in a position to succeed as a better Umpire!
USA Softball $65, DSUA $40, can be combined into one check for $105. We prefer a check so both of us will have a written record. Your check should be made payable to Multi Sports Officials. Included with USA Softball is a background check. USSSA umpires will also have to register direct with USSSA at cost believed to be $65. We should be notified when that is accomplished.
DRESS / UNIFORM:
We require you to wear an approved USA Softball Uniform. Uniforms and equipment can be purchased through payroll deduction, once all dues are satisfied. One of our Board Members is the USA Softball Uniform dealer for Georgia, so it is easy for you to get what you need. Uniforms will be available for purchase at all meetings. To a limited extent, we also sell USSSA Uniforms which can be purchased through payroll deduct.
USA Softball Rule Books:
USA Softball Rule Books are available when your USA Softball Registration fee is paid.
We pay every other week through automatic bank deposit. There are other changes that will be explained. Assuming you meet the necessary threshold, we will provide you with a 1099 at the end of the year.
WHAT WE EXPECT:
· We expect you to be on time, every time – Remember, “to be on-time is to be late”
· We expect you to dress like a real umpire, i.e. proper uniform, clean and pressed, shoes polished.
· We expect you to study USA Softball Rules, becoming proficient as you work more games.
· We expect you to review your local rules before every assignment.
· We expect you to interact amiably with the coaches and parents.
· We expect you to act like a professional at all times.
· We expect you to “kill ‘em with kindness”.
We use an on-line system called Arbiter Sports (www.arbiterssports.com) to schedule games, track your availability, issue invoices and pay. This system is easy to use after a little trial and error!
WHEN DO WE START (Tentative):
· Generally, we will start the 1st or 2nd week of March. Starts differ significantly by parks
If you have questions, contact Barry Sullivan, 770-597-8741,