Softball Canada Names Fifteen New Level IV Umpires

Softball Canada Names Fifteen New Level IV Umpires

24 September 2019 Donna Ozarko

Ottawa, Ont. - Softball Canada is pleased to announce that fifteen umpires have been successful in achieving national Level IV umpire certification based on their performance at 2019 Canadian Championships.
Within the National Officials Certification Program, Level IV certification is the entry national level and demands an elite level of knowledge, understanding and ability. Each of these officials clearly demonstrated a high level of knowledge and competency. This certification allows umpires to participate at all Canadian Championships, including the Men’s and Women’s Fast Pitch and the Men’s Slo-Pitch national events. They may also act as an umpire supervisor at youth age Canadian Championships.

New Level IV Fast Pitch umpires are:

Rick Boyd Oro-Medonte, Ont.
David Herrington Napanee, Ont.
Steven Hartmann Moose Jaw, Sask.
Steph Hughes Guelph, Ont.
David Jackson Ajax, Ont.
David Maandag Surrey, B.C.
Jamie McCloy Niagara Falls, Ont.
Gord Nicholls Trenton, Ont.
Doug Plummer Belleville, Ont.
Jason Ranchoux Kelowna, B.C.
Martin Robitaille Quebec, Que.
Don Scallion Oro-Medonte, Ont.
Dave Thompson Bracebridge, Ont.

New Level IV Slo-Pitch umpires are:

David Pritchard Niagara Falls, Ont.
Gary Mailman Lower Branch, N.S.

“In order to remain one of the world’s leading umpire programs, Softball Canada needs to continue to develop elite level officials” notes National Director of Umpires Jeff Whipple. “We celebrate the achievements of these individuals and look forward to watching them continue their leadership roles in our umpire programs both on and off the field.”

In order to attain Level IV certification, umpires must first attend a national clinic and then achieve a successful evaluation at a designated Canadian Championship.