USA Softball of Iowa Umpire Program


State Umpire-In-Chief -


Ed Murphy

P.O. Box 1058,

Marion, IA, 52302

Ph. 319-310-4210


State UIC Staff Contacts


Please Click here for "How to Register" before registering as an umpire below to review the registration process and then click Register Here.




Umpire Insurance Benefit - What Coverage is Provided

2018 Sports Officials Insurance Information and Registration Form

Why Umpire?





2018 National Umpire Schools

Iowa City - Sunday, March 18th
Robert E. Lee Recreation Center
Social Hall, 220 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Clive - Sunday, March 25th
Clive Aquatic Center Special Events Building
1801 NW 114th Street, Clive, Iowa 50325.  Take exit 125 Hickman Road east.  Turn right on 111th Street, go straight to go onto NW 114th Street.  1801 NW 114th St. is on the left. 

All Clinics will be held from 1:00pm (noon) - 5:00pm.  These clinics are geared toward new and veteran softball umpires alike. The clinic will feature rule changes and interpretations, umpire mechanics of both fast pitch and slow pitch, signals, game management and more.  Umpires should wear their umpire uniform and gym shoes.  Umpires must be registered USA Umpires to attend.

 (See Registration Above)

2018 Umpire Manual

Click the button above for the 2018 USA Softball Umpire Manual. 
The USA Softball Umpire Manual is only available online for viewing and printing and not available in print version.
Coming Soon!  The 2018 USA Softball Rule Book Mobile App!  

  2018 Umpire Registration Memo

  Background Check Criteria Umpires 


  2018 USA Softball Rule Changes

  Rule Clarifications and Plays


  2018 USA Softball Umpire Exam (Print and Work on Only) is now done

  online through your umpire registration login (see above to register online). 

  You will need to enter Code # 1329 and submit your exam online.


  2018 USA Softball Umpire Merchandise & Order Form

  2018  USA Softball Umpire Merchandise Order Form Only  


  2018 NFHS/USA SOFTBALL/NCAA Rule Differences

  2018 Slow Pitch - Fast Pitch Rule Differences


  DP/Flex Rule for Fast Pitch

  Line-Up Card Management - ASA and National Federation


USA SOFTBALL - IOWA Umpire Uniform Policy -


We strongly encourage all umpires to be in full uniform for all League and Invitational games.  Please note that if you are assigned to a Invitational Tournament that is not playing USA Softball Rules or is sanctioned by another softball organization, that you do not wear your USA Softball Uniform - please check ahead of time with your assignor or tournament director.  For all USA Softball State Tournament games, umpires MUST have and wear the logo USA Softball hat on the plate and bases and wear the USA Softball logo umpire shirt.  Please consult your UIC for specific uniform requirements for each tournament.  Looking Professional is a big part of being Professional!

For the USA Softball Umpire Uniform Order Form Click Here


  Banned Bats 

  Iowa Casual Profanity/Unsportsmanlike Conduct Rule

  Slow Pitch Stealing Rule

  Girl's 8 & Under Coach Pitch Rules

  National USA Softball Umpire Webpage           


  Umpire Staff

  Umpire Medals Program Umpires

  International Softball Federation Umpires


  USA Softball Umpire Newsletters

  July 2010 Plays and Clarifications

  2008 June Umpire Newsletter

  2008 July  Umpire Newsletter

  2007 June Umpire Newsletter

  2007 July Umpire Newsletter

  National July Umpire Newsletter

  2007 Girl's 16 & Under Northern National Umpire Photo

  Legal Equipment - Bats & Balls


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