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2 new Level IV Umpires in CMSU September 28, 2017 -

Congratulations to the following CMSU umpires who represented the province well and were awarded Level IV for all their hard work. Emma Jerome-Smith Mark Taylor

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2017 Alberta Umpire of the Year September 15, 2017 -

Attention all CMSU Umpires,

I take great pleasure in announcing that SOFTBALL ALBERTA has selected MARK TAYLOR as UMPIRE OF THE YEAR for 2017!

Congratulations Mark!

Jim Portman President Calgary Minor Softball Umpires

Recovered Umpire Equipment June 27, 2017 -

The following equipment has been recovered from a stolen vehicle.

Helmet with facemask with the Outlaws logo on it and a piece of tape with the partial name of JAYL***. Nike baseball glove and some other equipment in a Baseball Canada bucket which has the name "Sonnleitner" written on it.

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Who is CMSU?

We are the Calgary Minor Softball Umpires (CMSU) whose mandate is to provide qualified umpires for the Calgary Minor Fastpitch Softball community. We also provide umpires for tournaments throughout Alberta, Western Canada and nationally. Our umpires currently cover the U16 and U19 level games under the auspices of the Calgary Minor Softball Association (CMSA).

CMSU regularly sends umpires to the Alberta Summer Games, Alberta Provincial Championships, Western Canadian Championships and the Canadian National Championships. Our umpires are respected throughout the country as some of the most qualified and best trained umpires. We have achieved this respect because we believe in training, training and more training. CMSU sends new umpires to their early season games with an experienced and qualified umpire who acts as their mentor and trainer. Our new officials say they enjoy the benefit of the CMSU mentoring program which assists them in becoming more confident and qualified on the diamond.

CMSUA Benefits

There are many fantastic BENEFITS to becoming an umpire.

  • Earn extra cash - $35 per game - Games are usually 90 minutes
  • Work as few or as many games as you want
  • Improve/maintain your fitness level.
  • Meet interesting people.
  • Learn to make snap decisions.
  • Become a member of a fantastic team.
  • Be involved in one of the most popular sports.
  • Opportunity for travel.
  • Work some high profile games.
  • Serve as role models for all currently enjoying softball.

This is in addition to so many other benefits of umpiring!

CMSU is looking for new umpires in Calgary and surrounding areas. Our membership currently consists of both male and female umpires from ages 15+.  We will always assign you to a level of ball which works for your age/gender when you first start.  Most Fastpitch is female teams, and we would like to increase the number of female umpires accordingly.

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