Welcome (Updated Dec 2015),
This is the Metro St. Louis ASA Umpire’s Website! Returning umpires should notice a few changes throughout the site – primarily updates. New umpires, please take some time to peruse our site and see what is inside. We are excited to continue moving forward and see umpires make significant improvements in their games. 2015 was a very successful year, and 2016 looks to build on it!
In 2015, we had over 20% of our umpires attend ASA National Championships. Each umpire not only represented themselves well, but also helped St. Louis ASA Shine! Nearly 90% of those umpiring ASA National Championships received last day assignments and/or received an “Excellent” rating from the championship UIC. Those umpires who are working within the system are being successful and should continue to do so. One of our association goals should be to get everyone to that level of umpiring! What are you doing to help the association and yourself become better?
We continue to need more umpires! Talk to your friends and acquaintances – see if they want to join our association and make it better. The extra money they can earn certainly can be a major benefit! We need Slow Pitch & Fast Pitch Umpires – talk with those in your league play and see if they will join “our team!” We have information on how to become an ASA Umpire on this very site. Just look at the left column and click on the LINK to see what it takes to become an ASA Registered Umpire. Get the process started, and then come out to our OPEN GYMS and Metro Clinics to learn how to manage and call a game.
NEW for 2016, registration begins in December of 2015! Early Bird Registration runs through January. Afterwards, REGULAR REGISTRATION begins. New for 2016 is the ADDITIONAL UMPIRE INSURANCE! Previously, this optional insurance was $25.00 extra, but now EVERY REGISTERED ASA UMPIRE GETS INSURANCE WHICH COVERS THEM DURING HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE GAMES! There was a slight increase in the cost to the insurance program, but if you register early, you shouldn’t see any additional expense to your St. Louis registration. Register Early & Get Your ASA Registration Card At Our Metro Clinics!
Speaking of Registration, umpires should complete their registration process ONLINE (New)! Returning Umpires Received the Fall Newsletter with the Registration Form embedded into it. By clicking on the link you can also complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM. We are moving to a more GREEN association, particularly concerning paper documents. Consequently many of the documents enable you to now type in the fields, save to your computer, and then email them to the association. Please be sure to have the latest version of Adobe Reader (Free) installed on your computer. For help on how to complete, save, send many of our PDF documents, please check out the short video in the left column of our website.
We are linked to St. Louis’ “TournamentASA” site. Fast Pitch umpires MUST learn how to navigate this site should they want to umpire any weekend tournaments! Please contact our technology specialist, and communications liaison, Shannon Kamp with any questions you have concerning TournamentASA. Shannon is also a great resource for “RegisterASA” and our general registration process.
St. Louis ASA umpires will have several open gym and clinic opportunities again this year. Check out our Calendar Of Events for a group listing of upcoming activities! If you have only been umpiring a few years, or did not make a clinic last year, then you MUST attend clinic time this year to remain in good standing. The easiest way to meet this requirement is to attend one of our two “Metro Clinics” this spring. We will have one for Fast Pitch, and one for Slow Pitch! The more clinic time you put in this spring, the better you will be prepared this summer!
St. Louis ASA is anticipating another great season for both Fast Pitch & Slow Pitch. Get yourself into the rule book and improve your rule knowledge. Should you need any help, or uniform needs, please be sure to contact a staff member and we will assist you. Have a great 2016!
St. Louis Metro ASA