Between The Lines is a publication of the Softball Canada Umpires program. The publication is dedicated to the development of softball officiating in Canada by communicating news and information of interest to the Canadian umpiring community. 

Between the Lines is now available online. Not only will you be able to read the publication on-line but you can also print the publication for reading or further distribution.

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2021 April - Spring

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Editorial Team

Frankie Billingsley (NDU) is the editor of Between the Lines.

How Can You Help?

We are looking for photos, umpire profiles (especially newer umpires), local stories and events and all types of information on umpiring initiatives from all regions of the country. As Between the Lines will published on a regular basis, the need for content is continuous.

Between the Lines is for you and your umpires. If you cannot write an article yourself, encourage other umpires to write something. Everyone has a story to share or information and advice to pass on.

If you have a story or a story idea to share please feel free to contact the ODC at


Look here for current information pertaining to today's working groups. Information will range from current regulations to future innovation.


This group will be responsible for creating and collecting online digital resources that will support and enhance current Softball Canada Umpire Fastpitch and Slo-Pitch learning materials; for both individual umpire growth as well as use during local, provincial and national clinics.

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