OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The 2011 Biennial Umpire-In-Chief Clinic will be held in Oklahoma City from February 3- 6, 2011 announced today by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America. The clinic will include breakout sessions, guest speakers and a banquet to honor those who receive the Award of Excellence.
The Biltmore Hotel will again be the host hotel for this year’s clinic. Sessions will begin on Thursday evening, February 3. The meeting for New UIC’s will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the session on being a UIC, or Assistant UIC at a National Championship. Attendance at this session is required if you wish to be considered for a UIC or Assistant UIC assignment. The evening will be topped off by a Hospitality party hosted by the Eastern Territory.
Friday morning will begin at 7:45 a.m. with opening remarks and introductions. Comments from the ASA Executive Director Ron Radigonda, Director of Membership Services Craig Cress, ASA President Andy Dooley, Supervisor of Umpires Kevin Ryan and the Umpire Committee Chairman will be followed by a report on Insurance from Bollinger. The morning will be capped off by guest speaker, Mike Perriera, former Vice President of Officiating for the NFL.
Friday afternoon’s breakout sessions will be held from 1–5 p.m. Regional meetings and dinners will be scheduled for the late afternoon and evening. Saturday’s breakout sessions will begin at 8 a.m. and last until noon. Saturday afternoon will feature sessions on equipment and interference/obstruction.
The banquet will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday and will be highlighted by the presentation of the Award of Excellence to Regional and National recipients.
The cost will be the same as the 2009 Clinic, $175.00 per person. The registration fee includes, among many other items, the new Mechanics DVD, Volume II.
To download the application form, please click here.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation's largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 210,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.
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