Intercounty Softball Association (ISA) is a non-profit organization that administrates the ability for small town communities, in south-western Ontario to play organized amateur softball. ISA believes in protecting and promoting the mutual interests of the members. ISA consists of volunteers who meet 3 times a year to determine the playing fields of the future. ISA is a travelling house league.
Next Meeting to be held on Sunday April 14th, 2019 1:30 pm Elora Legion. Centres to register teams. Convenors meeting to follow reg. meeting.
Fall Meeting Sunday September 15th 1:30 Elora Legion Year end results
Return of any division trophies and medallions.
Umpire Clinic: April 27, 2019 – Centre Wellington DHS, 905 Scotland St Fergus ON N1M 1Y7
Doors open at 8am for Sign In, Clinics start promptly at 9am for all.
Fee includes Pizza lunch and drink for all
Bring Cash(correct $ as change may not be readily available; or Cheque Payable to ISA (Intercounty Softball Association)
I can accept etransfers prior to clinic date to firstname.lastname@example.org Password = Umpire
Jr. & Int. $75.00 Umpires in this division are required to attend this clinic annually.
Level 1 $95.00 Member (Softball Ontario # required for discount) $130 Non Member
Level 2 $100 Member (Softball Ont. Umpire # required for discount) $135 Non Member
To register send the following information email@example.com: Pre registration is necessary so that we have handout material available for everyone.
Name, Address incl PC, Phone, Date of Birth, email address, local association that you will be umpiring for. Level 1 & 2 Umpires please include your Umpire # if Softball Ontario Member.
Below is a description of the Clinics.
Junior Clinic – 5 hours
Designed to meet the needs of the young novice umpire. The clinic covers umpire signals, using the rulebook, game management techniques, the role of the umpire, umpire responsibilities and the rules.
The Junior umpire receives a Softball Ontario Junior Umpire manual, a clinic certificate and accident and liability insurance coverage.
Intermediate Clinic – 7 hours
Ages 15-18, or an individual under 15 who has taken a Junior clinic
The Intermediate clinic (7 hours) is designed for young officials under 19 to be able to officiate at house league games and to prepare them as they advance in their umpiring career. What a great way for Minor Softball Associations who want to continue training their umpires for their minor divisions and house league games.
Instructional topics covered at this clinic include: game management techniques, the role of the umpire, umpire responsibilities and in depth look at the rules of the game.
The Intermediate umpire receives a Softball Ontario Junior and Intermediate Manual, a clinic certificate, a Softball Canada rule book and accident and liability insurance coverage.
If you have taken an Intermediate clinic in the past three years and are unable or would prefer not to attend one this year, we do provide an Intermediate Take Home exam option which will provide you with all the same benefits listed above. Further information can be found on the application form.
Combined Junior and Intermediate Clinic
Under 19 Years of Age
This clinic is a combo deal of Junior and Intermediate Clinics. This clinic is seven (7) hours in length, for the first five (5) hours of the combined clinic, those registered for the Junior and Intermediate portions would cover the same curriculum. At that time, those registered for the Junior portion would have completed their clinic. The Intermediate umpires would then receive the required two (2) more hours of instruction.
Certification Level I Clinic – 7 hrs.
The Level I Clinic would be beneficial to all Umpires.
Knowing the proper Mechanics and Rules of the game prior to stepping on the field will make for a more respected official. The Level I Umpire Clinic would also be beneficial to coaches and players, giving them a better understanding of softball, while providing insight into the role officials play in the game.
Sessions are given as classroom instruction as well as drills and practical skill development sessions on diamond or in a gym. Approximately 50% of the clinic will be activity based.
Topics covered at this clinic include: Rules and Definitions, Plate and Base Umpire Mechanics for Fast Pitch and Slo-Pitch, One and Two umpire systems, the Role of the Umpire, Use of the Rulebook, Umpire Signals and more. Clinic participants will receive a Softball Canada Level I Manual.
Certification Level II Clinic* – 7 hrs.
The Level II Clinic is phase 2 of the Umpire Certification Program.
Eligibility? Must have taken a Level 1 Clinic a minimum of one (1) year ago.
Umpires wishing to advance and to start officiating at the provincial championships are required to attend this Clinic. Level II Clinic topics include: rules and techniques, umpire guidelines, two-man and three-man systems. This clinic is offered for fast pitch. Clinic participants will receive a Softball Canada Level 2 Manual.