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2010 Softball
                     Softball
                 Items for Review
• Softball State Series
• 2010 FHSAA Softball Finals
• Status of Softball Evaluation
  Program
• Officials Recommendation
  Forms
• Softball Field Clinics in 2011
• Softball Exam Schedule
• Questions, Comments or
  Suggestions
Softball State Series
           • Congratulations! This year’s
             State Series were fantastic!
           • Overall, Officials that were
             assigned did a great job!
           • Nearly every official and
             assigned crew ranked a 4.0 or
             higher within their evaluation
           • Reminder –
             Officials/Associations who are
             not following NFHS Softball
             Rules are doing a disservice to
             the players, the game and other
             officials.
           • Please be sure to call everything
             as noted in the NFHS Softball
             Rules Book!
         2010 Softball Finals

  A Special Thanks to
  Florida Professional
 Officials Association
   for their assistance
during the 2010 Softball
  Finals in Clermont.
Status of Softball Evaluation
          Program
               • Evaluations continue to improve
               • Nearly all State Final Officials were
                 evaluated at a 4.0 or higher during
                 the State Finals
               • Overall, the positive feedback has
                 been helpful to both the FHSAA and
                 officials
               • Past evaluations are being used for
                 State Final Assignments
               • All State Final Officials were
                 debriefed following their game by a
                 State Final Evaluator for immediate
                 feedback
               • Officials are encouraged to be
                 evaluated at State Field Clinics to
                 support the submitted
                 recommendations.
Officials Recommendation Forms
               •   Be sure to list alternate officials/crews if available
               •   If you have officials that you would like to
                   recommend, but have not met all criteria, please
                   recommend them and then explain in the comment
                   section why the official/crew has not met all criteria
               •   Utilize the comment section that has been provided
               •   It is important to list crews by ability – not by
                   experience or because they have not been to that
                   level before (i.e. their turn)! Some Associations are
                   not utilizing the new format as it was designed.
                   Remember – officials need to be recommended by
                   ability, especially in the later rounds. I.e., State
                   Semifinal/State Final Crew #1 should be the BEST
                   3 officials in your Association based on ABILITY.
               •   Not all Associations receive assignments. Some
                   Associations have received assignments EVERY
                   year and in order to give every capable Association
                   a chance, there are a few Associations that may not
                   get an Assignment in a given year. We have over
                   30 Softball Associations and only 18 games. Not
                   EVERYONE will be assigned.
               •   Individuals that publicly degrade the assignments or
                   the assignor do a disservice to their Association and
                   the sport. It is the assignors goal to put the best
                   officials on the field as our student-athletes only
                   deserve the best!
                       2011 Softball Field Clinics
Pinellas Sports Officials Association
Pinellas County
Date: Jan. 21-22, 2011
Site: E.C. Moore East softball complex (Clearwater)
When: Friday, 5:30 – 9:45 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Application Deadline: Jan. 7, 2011
Contact Person: Al Standiford, (727) 487-4250
umpire-at@hotmail.com
Clinicians: Rich Ryals, Steve Hanney, Al Standiford, Ed
Whipple or Mike Connelly
Special Highlights:
• Friday night pizza and soft drinks
• Saturday live games for evaluations
• Useful gift for all clinic participants
• Pre-registration available online @ https://officials.fhsaa.org
starting in June.

Jacksonville Umpires Association
Duval County
Date: Jan. 22, 2011
Site: Bishop Kenny High School
When: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Application Deadline: Jan. 8, 2011
Contact Person: Cathy Jester, jester6440@aol.com
Clinicians: Randy Scott, Randy Hosmer, Dana Keister,
Chuck Frey
Special Highlights:
• Classroom work
• Cage work
• Scrimmages/on-field work
• Pre-registration available online @ https://officials.fhsaa.org
starting in June.
2011 Softball Exam Schedule
              •   Overall – each exam window has
                  moved forward by 3-weeks, except for
                  the written exam and seemed to work
                  well!
              •   Online Open Book Exam
                   –   January 28th – February 2nd
              •   Online Closed Book Exam
                   –   February 10th – February 21st
              •   Online Make-Up Exam
                   –   February 25th – March 1st
              •   Written Closed Book Exam
                   –   February 28th at 6:30 p.m.
                   –   Officials choosing to take this exam will not
                       be afforded the opportunity for make-up.
              •   Online Rules Presentation
                   –   January 31st – February 12th
                   –   This leaves a 2-day window for officials who
                       want to view the Rules Presentation prior to
                       taking the online open book exam
              •   This schedule provides the opportunity
                  for all officials to be tested and to post
                  a score prior to pre-season classics.
Questions, Comments or Suggestions?
    Congratulations and
       Good Luck
Congratulations on a Great
   Year and Good Luck
   During the upcoming
          season.

   Enjoy your summer!
   Photos Provided By:

      Bryn-Alan Photography
Official Photographer of the FHSAA

								
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