Softball Canada is pleased to announce that an on-line Level IV National Umpires Certification Clinic will once again be held in the spring of 2020. The clinic dates are tentatively set for five Sunday’s in March and April. Each of the five two-hour sessions, led by experienced Softball Canada instructors, will focus on the psychology of officiating, advanced game management techniques and mechanics and much more.

To be eligible to participate, candidates must be a fully certified Level III umpire for at least two years and receive a positive endorsement from their provincial or territorial organization. Successful completion of the Level IV clinic results in Level IV Theory certification. A subsequent successful evaluation at a U-19 (M or F) Fast Pitch or Senior Women’s Slo-Pitch Canadian Championship will leads to full Level IV certification.

 Clinic Details:

  • Registration fee is $180 and includes a digital Level IV manual, access to the Adobe Connect virtual classroom platform and all other resources.
  • Participants will require access to a computer with high-speed Internet connectivity, a mic/headset and a webcam to participate.
  • Each of the five sessions of the online Level IV clinic will be held beginning at 11 am EST, 10 am CST and 8 am PST.
  • Tentative clinic dates are Sundays:  March 8,15, 22, 29, April 5.
  • The language of instruction for this clinic offering will be English.

To register please complete the application form and send it, along with payment of the fee, to the address on the form. Registration will be limited to 20 participants with preference given to candidates from more remote areas of the country. 

Please note that submission of a completed registration form and fees does not guarantee acceptance into the clinic. Candidates will be advised upon their reception into the on-line clinic.

The registration deadline for the Spring 2020 online Level IV umpires clinic is February 28th, 2020. For more information or to register please contact Donna Ozarko at