UMPIRE TOOLBOX

Softball Canada uses WBSC umpire mechanics for 1, 2 and 3/4 umpire systems at all levels of Fast Pitch competition.

In Slo-Pitch play Softball Canada uses WBSC mechanics for 1 and 3/4 umpire systems (with the exception found below) but continues to utilize our own mechanics for the 2 umpire system. The use of WBSC (1 and 3/4 umpire) and the Softball Canada (2 umpire) mechanics applies to all Slo-Pitch play, including competitions using the mat in lieu of the strike zone and the use of a commitment and safe line instead of a live plate.

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2019-2020 Rule Changes

WBSC Umpire Manual (FP) WBSC Umpire Manual (SP)
FP Bat Check Protocol SP Bat Check Protocol Non-Approved Bat List

UPDATED 2019

UPDATED 2016

FAST PITCH

WBSC 1 Umpire System WBSC 2 Umpire System WBSC 3 & 4 Umpire System

UPDATED 2017

SLO-PITCH

WBSC 1 Umpire System SC 2 Umpire System WBSC 3 & 4 Umpire System

*3 Umpire Slo-Pitch: 
In Softball Canada play with no runners on base, U3 will start in the position behind second base as they would with a runner at first base.