Alberta Umpire Academy

Four sessions have been scheduled for the 2018 edition of the Alberta Umpire Academy. To register for the Academy, contact Alberta Softball Umpire Association UIC Terry Richter at

Session 1: Game management

Saturday Feb 24, 1-3 pm in Edmonton

  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • How to detect different situations with people
  • How to diffuse situations
  • How to deal with the aftermath of difficult situations

A security company has developed this training on how to identify situations through body language. The session is appropriate for umpires of all ages and experience. The first 40 people to register are free. Registered after the free 40 will be $20 each.

Session 2: Plate mechanics, Fast Pitch and Slo-Pitch

Saturday March 3, 12-2pm
Fast Pitch: Calling ball and strikes with pitcher and catcher (in full gear)
Slo Pitch: Identifying legal and illegal pitches

Session 3: 3 umpire systems, Fast Pitch and Slo Pitch

Sunday March 18, time and location TBA

Session 4: Leadership and diamond presence / Nutrition and fitness

Sunday, March 25,  time and location TBA