Umpire Resources

Umpires are a very important person on the diamond and it is important for them to have the right tools. Below you will find quick links for both Softball Canada and Slo Pitch National umpire programs which can provide you with the tools to call a fair game.

Softball Canada Umpire Resources


Every two years, Softball Canada publishes a revised version of its Official Rulebook, which is distributed to all new umpires and sold to the general public through Softball Canada’s Provincial/Territorial Association Offices. The Rulebook provides the Slo-Pitch and Fast Pitch Rules, as well as Softball Canada’s Constitution and Bylaws, and Special Operating Rules (SORs) for the upcoming season.

Rule books can be obtained by contacting NWT Softball.

National Officials Certification Program Pathway

Whether you’re registering for the first time or the fifth time, this document will help to understand the pathway to each level of officiating.
Click HERE for the pathway.

Umpire Toolbox

Softball Canada’s Umpire’s Toolbox is where umpires can access public resources to help them improve their skills and help instructors and evaluators when leading their certification clinics. Click HERE to access the toolbox.

WBSC Mechanics Manuals

Softball Canada has adopted the International Softball Federation (ISF) mechanics for umpiring Fast Pitch with respect to positioning and rotations. Click HERE to download the mechanics manuals.

Slo-Pitch National Umpire Resources


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