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Oklahoma City welcomes umpires for 2013 Biennial Umpire-in-Chief Clinic

OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2013 Biennial Umpire-In-Chief (UIC) Clinic will be held in Oklahoma City from February 7-10, 2013 the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today. The clinic will include breakout sessions, guest speakers and a banquet to honor those who receive the Award of Excellence.

Click here to download the 2013 UIC Clinic agenda.

The Biltmore Hotel will again be the host hotel for this year’s clinic. Sessions will begin on Thursday evening, February 7 with new UIC’s orientation beginning at 5 p.m., followed by a session covering RegisterASA. The last session of the day focuses on National Championship UIC training, which covers topics from pre-tournament to post-tournament duties. Attendance at this session is mandatory 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 Region 7.

Friday morning will begin at 7:45 a.m. with opening remarks and introductions from Kevin Ryan, ASA Supervisor of Umpires. Comments from the ASA/USA Softball Executive Director Ron Radigonda, Director of Membership Services Craig Cress, ASA/USA Softball President E.T. Colvin and the Umpire Committee Chairman Phil Gutierrez will be followed by a report on Insurance from Bollinger. The morning will be capped off by guest speaker Don Vaden, Supervisor of Officials for the NBA.

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 technology.

The awards 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 of registration for the 2013 UIC Clinic is $175.00 per person. The registration fee includes Friday and Saturday’s luncheons, a ticket for the banquet and a 2013 ASA/USA Softball rule book as well as additional items.

To download the application form, please click here.

About ASA

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

About USA Softball

USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles including the last seven consecutive as well as claimed six World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit

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