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Southern Ohio NSA Fastpitch Umpires

January 22, 2015


Our assiciation provides high quality umpires for girls fastpitch in all southern snd western Ohio.  In 2013 we umpired tournaments in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Lancaster, Troy, Urbana, Wavery, Whitehall, Reynoldsburg, Athens and Logan.  In 2015 we have plans to expand the NSA tournaments schedule other areas of southeast Ohio. 

Our umpires also officiate games for the Lancaster Girls Softball Association in Lancaster, Ohio. We also umpire games for the Baltimore Girls Softball Association in Baltimore, Ohio. As well as NSA Tournaments and Leagues throughout Central and Southern Ohio. 

Our Umpires are sanctioned through the National Softball Association (NSA) and/ or Baseball Players Association for 2015 League and Tournament play.

Our Mission is to provide quality, professional umpires to officiate Fastpitch Softball league and tournaments in and Southern Ohio..

NSA is looking for UMPIRES!!

January 22, 2015

We are looking for umpires for the upcoming Fast pitch softball season. Experience is preferred, but not necessary. I assign games for the NSA in central and southeastern Ohio. We have a extensive tournament season scheduled for 2015.

OHSAA certification would be beneficial..<  Tournaments are held in Lancaster (6), Columbus (3), Waverly, Logan, Troy, Urbana, Athens and other central and southern Ohio locations. In addition we will staff all LGSA rec games, and BGSA (Baltimore) rec games. Last year we assigned over 1500 games, this year should double that. Good pay! Contact me if you are interested. Pass on to quality umpires you may know.

FAQ - How many games will I get??

I have had MANY inquiries from individuals wanting to become NSA umpires. Please keep in mind that there are hundreds of games. But, new umpires should expect that they will NOT receive as many games as umpires who have seniority and experience.

Every year we lose some umpires. Some move on for various reason, a few of these are high school aged umpires that decide they didn't like umpiring as much as they thought they would, or they go off to college and no longer have the opportunity to umpire.

If you are looking for some extra spending money or just wanting to help out, then umpiring for NSA Ohio this should work for you.

We have an OUTSTANDING group of long-time umpires with significant experience, these umpires have earned game assignments through hard work and professionalism.

We have umpires working in Columbus, Lancaster, Logan, Baltimore, Somerset, Amanda, Stoutsville, Laurelville and Carroll. Occasionally we get request from Junior High programs and other rec. leagues.

We are always looking for opportunities to get work for our umpires. But we can not promise that NEW umpires will have games everyday or even every week.

I thought it only fair to get this information out to everyone.

Don McDaniel - or 740-689-9968


UMPIRE REMINDERS - Lancaster League play!!

The following is a list of items that we need to ASSURE we are doing correctly for LGSA games (any of our games for that matter)

* Games must start ON TIME, call teams to dugout 10 minutes prior to game time. Meet with coaches 5 minutes before game time. Then start ON TMIE.

* Keep things moving - ONE MINUTE or 5 pitches first inning/1 pitch esch other inning (unless the team changes pitchers).

* Scorecards MUST be FULLY complete and turned in each night. This information is critical for the League. Umpire pay is based on these cards, and if not fully complete you may not be paid for those games until cards are completed. If you have a tie we will need all of the information about the game to finish it: Times, last batter, etc , etc. FULL DETAILS of why game was not finished MUST be listed on the scorecard.

* LGSA time limits are: No new inning after 1:30 (8U is 1:15), the inning in progress is to be completed. There should be NO ties, except for games that do not complete 1:30 (unless you have5 complete innings or home team ahead after 4 1/2, if you do the game is official). Games that are ties and called for weather or darkness will be completed. Put game deatils on scorecard and have teams compare scorebooks. REMINDER: Home team official book, so make sure scorecard and both books match.

* Read the LGSA rules prior to working a games in a division you are not familiar with. They are posted at:

Other reminders:

* FULL NSA uniform is required. YOUR SHIRT MUST BE TUCKED IN and your hat on. Remember first impressions are important and set the tone for the game. LOOK and BE PROFESSIONAL!!!

* During pre-game meeting remind teams about jewelery and have them tuck their shirts in.

* DO NOT tolerate vulgarity, ejection is REQUIRED!!! Note: on scorecard and bring to my attention. Warnings should be given and noted on scorecard for any 'in game' conduct concrens.

* Umpires are responsible for addressing coaching and parents 'in game' conduct issues, there are Board members on duty and can assist with any issues that may arise.

2015 - NSA Tournament Dates

2015 - Southern Ohio NSA Fastopitch Tournaments 

2015 Mid-Oho Spring Shootout
May 2nd and 3rd, 2015
RVBFY Sports Complex
Marion, Ohio
8U, 10U, 12U
May 8th, 9th, 10th, 2015

8U - 10U -12U - 14U Only
Martens Park
7th Annual OFC Spring Blast
May 16th, 17th
WT Park - Cincinnati, Ohio
8u, 10u, 12u and 14u
2nd Annual Celine Wyatt Memorial Tournament
May 15, 16 and 17th, 2015
Riverside Park - Zanesville, Ohio
10U, 12U and 14U
Ohio NSA Swing Into Spring
May 16th and 17th
10U and 12U
Duke Park - Troy, Ohio
May 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2015
Lou Berliner Park, Columbus OH
8U, 10U, 12U - 14U ONLY
2nd Annual Hamilton Spring Shootout 
May 24-25, 2014
LJ Smith/North End Fields - Hamilton, OH
10u, 12u and 14u

Ohio NSA Directors Cup I
Sponsored by SONSA & Louisville Slugger.
May 29th, 30th and 31st, 2015
John Bishop Park – Whitehall, OH
10U, 12U, 14U, & 16U age brackets

Sponsored by Edward Jones Investments
June 5th, 6th and 7th 2015
Martens Park
NSA 12th Annual Urbana Classic
June 12th, 13th and 14th
Concord Fields
10u - 16u
Jack Reed - Play for Autism 
June 12th, 13th and 14th
Athens, Ohio
10U, 12U, 14U and 16U
PLay with Passion NSA WSQ
Hosted by Ohio Passion Fastpitch
June 19, 20th and 21st, 2015
Waverly, Ohio
10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U
2015 Ohio NSA "Class A and B" Central State Tournament
June 19th, 20th and 21st, 2015
RVBFY Fields
10U - 18U
Marion, Ohio
Troy Tuneup
June 20-21, 2015
Duke Park
10u, 12u and 14u
Troy, Ohio
Mingo Madness - NSA WSQ
June 26, 27 and 28th, 2015
Mingo Park - Logan, Ohio
10u, 12u, 14u, 16u and 18u
12th Annual Troy Lady Liberty
June 26, 27 and 28th
Duke Park - Troy, Ohio
10u - 12u
 Lady Liberty Showdown- NSA WSQ
 July 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2015
 16u, 18u and 23u
 Troy Ohio
July 3, 4th and 5th, 2015
8u, 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u and 18u
North End Fields
Hamilton, Ohio
July 10th, 11th and 12th, 2015
Martens Park
Troy Lady Liberty  Classic - NSA WSQ
July 10, 11 and 12th, 2015
14u and 16u
Troy, Ohio
5th Annual PRIDE CHALLENGE - NSA WSQ for 2016 
July 17th, 17th and 19th, 2015
Martens, Miller and Cherry St. Parks in Lancaster
3rd Annual Cap-City Rec/Allstar Championship
July 17th, 18th and 19th
10u, 12u, 14u, 16u and 18u
John Bishop Park
Whitehall, Ohio

2015 Southern Ohio NSA Umpire Requirements

Umpire Requirements:

*Umpires must be NSA Sanctioned - Fee is $45.00 for 2015

*Take and pass a written test (New Umpires ONLY)

*Wear approved NSA Uniform / and equipment(mask, chin guard, chest protector)

*All umpires must re-register and sanction each season.

If you would like to umpire Girls Fastpitch Softball PLEASE contact Don McDaniel via this email at: or at home 740-689-9968.

Handouts, Rules, Forms

The following items can be downloaded form the Handout area on the left.

Umpire Registration Form

NSA Uniform Information

LGSA Rules (2012) See update tab w/ modifications

BGSA Rules (2012)

2013 NSA Fastpitch Rules (Test questions are from fastpitch section of NSA Rule Book and Umpire Case Book)

2013 NSA Rule Updates 

2013 NSA Umpire Test

Required Training - Concussion Recognition

February 14, 2013

** All Umpires**

Ohio "Return-To-Play" law goes into effect April, 26th 2013.


Ohio's Return-to-Play Law: What Umpires Need to Know Youth Sports Organizations (Non-school sports)

Training In Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion

Starting April 26th, 2013, individuals are not allowed to serve as a coach or referee for a youth sports organization, whether volunteer or paid, without:

  1. 1) successfully completing, every three years, an online training program in recognizing the signs and symptoms of concussions and head injuries provided by the Ohio Department of Health


  2. 2) holding a Pupil Activity Permit (PAP) from the Ohio Department of Education.


This is a free online training program that takes about 10 minutes to complete. Please follow the links below for more information. All NSA are required to complete this program and provide the me with a copy of the certificate of completion.

Link to NFHS (OHSAA umpires do not have to take a second time, please submit your certificate)

Rule Review Located in Forum

January 12, 2012

Check the Umpire Forum (Tab on Left) for rules review and discussion. I will try to update weekly during the season. I will highlight rules that are applied infrequently.