2019 SOSLI Softball Umpire Clinic

SOSLI will be hosting Umpire Training Clinics in three locations this season:

Saturday, March 9th from 2:30 - 4:00pm? at Batavia Township Building for umpires with 2+ years of experience. This will be an abbreviated session with focus on the kid pitch ages. 

Sunday, March 24th from 3:30-7:30pm at WT Park (Bingo Hall next to fields) for first and second year umpire training.  

Sunday, March 31st from 2pm-6pm at Fayetteville Elementary School for first and second year umpire training.

SOSLI will be training umpires for 2019, providing them with the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to call a game.  The four-hour clinic will focus on rules, calling the game, and in-game situations. Participants will need to pass an open-book, multiple choice test at the conclusion of the training. Upon completion of the course, participants will be permitted to umpire softball games throughout the Southern Ohio Softball League. Pre-register online at SouthernOhioSoftball.comPlease arrive 15-30 minutes prior to the start of the clinic if registering in-person.

There will be abbreviated training on March 9th in Batavia for returning umpires with 2+ years of experience, adult coaches who attend the coaches meeting, and knothole baseball umpires that have taken and passed the 2019 class.  Our districts are always in need of good umpires and would like to see more adults get involved as well.

The cost of the Umpire Clinic is $20. This includes training, umpire card, SOSLI rule book, umpire indicator/clicker and SOSLI umpire shirt. There is no cost to returning umpires that have last year's rule book and shirt. Most softball districts pay $20-$35 per game depending on age group they umpire. Please contact your district rep with any questions. 


Softball Umpire Age Requirements 

U5-U9 age divisions, umpire must be at least 13 years old.
U10-12 age divisions, umpire must be at least 14 years old.
U14 age division, umpire must be at least 16 years old. 


2020 Clermont County Knothole Umpire Clinic

Umpire Age Requirements:

Class A 16 years of age

Class B 14 years of age

Class C 13 years of age

Class D 13 years of age

Class D Inst. 12 years of age

The umpire’s age is to be reached by April 30th of the current year. Umpires who are not 16 by April 30 of the current year must attend a class and pass test each year to be certified. Umpires 16 and older must attend class and pass the test or be approved by Franchise to be certified.  For those over 16, please contact Dan Jeffers in advance of the last class.  Date provided by the East Region are below.


Attendees may attend either venue but must be present for both dates at same location. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to start time on first day for registration. Cost per participant is $30.00 cash (lunch will be provided on Saturday). Fee also includes uniform shirt and rule book. Upon completion of course, participant will be permitted to umpire knothole games throughout the East Region.

Host Venues

Withamsville: WT Park

Dates & Times: Saturday, March 7th 9am-4pm AND Sunday, March 8th 12pm-5pm

Address: 937 Ohio Pike Cincinnati, OH 45245


2020 Umpire Fees



Class Pay Rate
D Instructional: $15
D Jr., D. Sr & C Jr.

Plate Ump: $20

Field Ump: $15

C Sr., B Jr, & B Sr.

Plate Ump: $25


Field Ump: $20

A Jr. & A Sr.

Plate Ump: $35


Field Ump: $30





5U, 6U, 7U (Tee ball and coach pitch): $20

8U, 9U, 10U(Kid pitch): $25

11U-14U: $30