Thirteen Umpires Receive Level IV Appointments

Thirteen Umpires Receive Level IV Appointments

25 September 2023 Emma Lindblad

Ottawa, Ont.  Softball Canada is pleased to announce that thirteen umpires have received their Level IV certification, resulting from their outstanding performances at the 2023 Canadian Championships.

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Guy Lafreniere Prince Albert Sask.
Heather Doupe Napanee Ont.
Mack Walske Morden Man.
Dennis Marchiori Yellowknife N.W.T.
Josh Humphrey Fredericton N.B.
Paige Cross Abbotsford B.C.
Erin Fuller Lacombe Alta.
Cameron Woodcock St. Catharines Ont.
Kevin DiDomenico Hamilton Ont.
Carlos Avila Saint John N.B.
Pat Chiquette St-Hyacinthe Que.

Marc Decosse Komoka Ont.
Rodney Juniper Chatham Ont.

Level IV umpires are the first step in Softball Canada’s national elite umpire program, providing the core of our local and provincial leadership. They can also be considered for appointment as Umpires-in-Chief (UIC) and Deputy Umpires-in-Chief (DUIC) at Canadian Championships.

“We are extremely proud of this new group of emerging national leaders”, notes National Director of Umpires, Jeff Whipple. “Like any program, we are constantly in need of new passion and ideas and this group has proven they can deliver, both on and off the field.”

To be considered for a Level IV appointment, an umpire must be a fully certified Level III for a minimum of two seasons, have attended the Level IV-Theory clinic and have a satisfactory performance at the U19 Women’s / U20 Men’s Fast Pitch Canadian Championship or the Women’s / Men’s Slo-Pitch Canadian Championship.