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WELCOME TO USA SOFTBALL OF IDAHO DISTRICT 8 (formerly Spokane ASA)

Jamie Stewart, District 8 Commissioner
usaidahodistrict8@gmail.com

509.869.5707

 
NEXT SPOKANE SOFTBALL UMPIRES ASSOCIATION TRAINING IS MARCH 5 ... TEST REVIEWS COMING UP

UP NEXT IN UMPIRE TRAINING 

MAJOR CHANGE IN SSUA TRAINING SCHEDULE: Next weekly meeting will be Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 pm at Chester Elementary School, 3525 S. Pines Rd. Because of an unexpected conflict at Chester, the meeting that was to be Wednesday, March 6, has been moved up a day to Tuesday. It's for everyone - mandatory for veterans - and still the same agenda; Rich Hobson will be in charge of guiding us through the ins and outs of game management. We'll also cover interference and obstruction, and the look-back rule. The change is good news for those who want to attend Bryan Raschka's test review, which is still scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 pm at the Illinois Bar and Grill. See details below.

Look forward to seeing you there; bring a friend ... newcomers always welcome. (We need umpires!)

March 1-2 - North Idaho Umpires Clinic, The Coeur d'Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway, Coeur d'Alene. Hospitality on Friday night, March 1, 7-11 pm, with the clinic Saturday from 8:30 am-4 pm. See flyer below for details. It's a great opportunity to improve your rules knowledge and umpiring skills. Clinicians are USA Softball of Idaho UIC Gary McCarney; John Wright, USA Softball Region 9 UIC; Russ Lacey, Coeur d'Alene UIC; and our own, Dennis Keys, the Spokane UIC. Sign up through SSUA treasurer Rich Hobson (his contact information is on the SSUA website) and you can have the $25 fee taken out of a game check once we start working games. Part of that covers a buffet lunch on Saturday.

Test reviews: March 6, a Wednesday, 6:30 pm-8 pm at the Illinois Bar and Grill, 1403 E. Illinois. Contact Bryan Raschka with questions. His contact information is on the SSUA website and in The Arbiter. March 7, a Thursday, 7 pm at Cam Preston's house. Must Contact Cam (his contact information and address are in The Arbiter; and you can ask him for directions) to make a reservation because he has limited space. 

Thanks to all who participated and to all who helped with the indoor clinic at University High School on Sunday, Feb. 24.  Also thanks to the Spokane Mudhens girls fastpitch program for its assistance. For those who didn't attend, it was an opportunity lost.

 
GET READY: 2019 USA SOFTBALL 16U A & 14U A WESTERN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE IN SPOKANE
 
LOOKING FOR A FUN, EXCITING WAY TO MAKE SOME EXTRA MONEY? TRY SOFTBALL UMPIRING!

Check out the SSUA website, www.eteamz.com/ssua, for more information

 
SPOKANE SOFTBALL UMPIRES ASSOCIATION WANTS YOU! ... (YES, YOU ... AND YOUR FRIEND!)

There's always a need for umpires and SSUA will train you for free!

Contact UIC Dennis Keys (714-8373) ... SSUA President Steve Quaid (638-7050) ... Assigner Bob Francis (230-5045) or visit the umpire website at eteamz.com/ssua.

 
NORTH IDAHO UMPIRES CLINIC MARCH 1-2 AT COEUR D'ALENE INN IN COEUR D'ALENE
 
USA SOFTBALL OF IDAHO GIRLS JUNIOR OLYMPIC FASTPITCH STATE TOURNAMENTS

2019 Idaho State girls fastpitch championship tournaments will be played July 12, 13 and 14.

Spokane will be the site of the 12U and 18U tournaments. The 10U and 16U will be at Willow Lane in Boise and the 14U at G.A.L.S. in Caldwell.

Register for all at TournamentUSA.

Find 2018 results here.

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2019 USA SOFTBALL JO GIRLS TOURNAMENTS IN SPOKANE

Registration information for all tournaments can be found at tournamentUSA

June 7-9 - SGFSA Summer Classic ages 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U Spokane Girls Fastpitch Softball Association

July 5-7 - 4th of July Shootout ages 12U, 14U, 16U/18U 4th of July Shootout Umpires Memorial

July 23-28 - 14U and 16U A USA Softball Western National Championships

Additional tournaments will be listed as they are registered with USA Softball

2018 SGFSA Fall Invite for results

 

Don't go batty on bat issues ...

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USA Softball non-approved bats list in pictures (last updated March 22, 2017)

USA Softball Senior Bat Rules and Definition (last updated Nov. 17, 2014)

2019 ...

USA Softball Rules, Code and Procedural Manual Changes

2019 USA Softball Playing Rules changes with comments

2019 USA Softball Code changes with comments

2019 USA Softball Procedural Manual changes with comments

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USA Softball Procedural Manual

USA Softball By-Laws

USA Softball Umpire Exam

2019 USA Softball Umpire Exam & Answer Sheet

Girls fastpitch programs ...

Spokane Girls Fastpitch Softball Association

Spokane Valley Girls Fastpitch Softball Association

Spokane Youth Sports Association

Adult programs ...

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Spokane City

Spokane County

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Thank you teams, players, coaches and fans for supporting USA Softball of Spokane!

For information or with questions regarding USA Softball girls fastpitch, contact USA Softball Idaho District 8 (Spokane) Junior Olympic Commissioner Gary Blake at garyblake@comcast.net or (509) 328-1921 (home) or (509) 939-6295 (cell).

• For information or with questions about adult programs, contact USA Softball Idaho District 8 (Spokane) Commissioner Jamie Stewart at usaidahodistrict8@gmail.com or (509) 869-5707

Spokane and USA Softball

In 2015, Spokane, formerly the Spokane ASA, became District 8 under the umbrella of USA Softball of Idaho, which is one of 74 local associations in the United States serving teams, players, coaches and umpires in the sport of softball. USA Softball's predecessor, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA), was formed in 1933 and has remained the official rules writer and interpreter for the sport. USA Softball, rebranded in November 2016, is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of softball, and conducts youth and adult softball programs in every state and virtually every city in the United States through a network of state and metro local associations. More than 245,000 teams and 3.5 million players (83,000 girls fast pitch teams, 1.2 million girls) play USA Softball each year. USA Softball registers more than 38,000 umpires each year and is known for having one of the best officials' training and officiating programs of any sport in the U.S.

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