Delaware ASA Umpires
Another Former DSUA Umpire Passes
June 4, 2013
George Giberson passed away this week. Go to "Friends Lost" page for obituary
UIC & Deputy Retire
April 22, 2013
Mike Rowe has retired as the Umpire In Chief for the State of Delaware. He will continue to umpire this season with DSUA, hopefully with some of the younger umpires before retiring from softball.
Bob Hudson, DUIC, has decided to concentrate on other officiating endeavors including baseball and football.
No successors have been named by the commissioner.
Deputy UIC & DASA Player Rep Step Down
April 6, 2013
DASA Deputy UIC and COA umpire Ross Thomas has announced his resignation as a DUIC and retirement from umpiring, in general.
Ross is an outstanding softball umpire working the highest levels of slowpitch available in the USA. Ross is also a Hall of Fame wrestling referee, also working all levels of that sport available to an official in the USA
His knowledge, sportsmanship and camaraderie will be missed by the Delaware softball community
Also, DASA Player Rep, Irwin Hanby has resigned his position with DASA. "Cookie" was responsible for and proved to be an outstanding classification director for ASA in the state of Delaware over the past four year. Irwin continues to participate in NCC leagues and traveling Senior Ball programs.
Irwin should be commended for his outstanding work in speaking on the behalf of the players in Delaware.
Louisville Slugger Recalls Bats
Louisville Slugger has recalled and requested ASA remove bats from approved list. Go HERE for story
Capitol Officials Association Changes Meeting Nights
After a year of conducting business on Sunday evenings, COA acted to return their monthly meeting night to the third Friday of each month commencing in March, on the 15th at 7PM at the Little Creek Fire Hall.
DSUA Calendar Now Available
The calendar of events for the Delaware Softball Umpire Association for 2013 is now available on DSUA's page.
DSUA New Umpire Clinics to Start
New umpire clinics begin Monday, February 18th @ 6:30. All DSUA events take place at the Gen. W. W. Atterbury VFW on Churchmans Road in Newark.
Anyone interested in becoming an umpire should plan to attend this and the following 3-4 Monday evenings.
ASA Rule Changes for 2013
Check out the ASA Rule Changes for 2013 here
or click on the menu to the left.
ASA Announces Change in Bat Standards
ASA is now conducting separate tests for bats meant to be used in the SP game only
ASA Slow Pitch-Fast Pitch Rules Differences
This is something new from ASA which provides somewhat of a cheat sheet between the two games.
Check it out on the menu to the left or click HERE
The History of ASA
Curious about how the game of softball evolved? Check out a video of the history of ASA
Questions About Bats and Testing?
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Interested in Becoming an Umpire
If interested in becoming an umpire, go back to the Main Menu and click on "Contacts". Anyone on that list can point you in the right direction from the UICs to Association Presidents and Assignors.
Guidelines to Lightning Safety
All individuals participating in or observing an outdoor softball event are responsible for their own safety and should monitor threatening weather conditions. Before each practice, warm-up time, or game, the home plate umpire should appoint an individual as the designated “weather watcher.” If the home plate umpire is the only official at the event, then the home plate umpire should be responsible for the duties of the “weather watcher.” The individual will make the call to stop play, remove individuals from the field, and announce a warning to the spectators.
Delaware ASA Umpires