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USA Softball Minnesota Umpire Clinics

2020 USA Softball Minnesota Umpire Clinics

Rule books will only be distributed at the Clinics, State Umpire Schools or National Umpire Schools.

If you register online and pay prior to your umpire clinic, you need to bring your printed receipt of payment to get your rule book.

The new USA Softball logoed umpire apparel will be available by contacting our Umpire Uniform Coordinator, Dallas Apfelbacher  Email: dallasapfelbacher@hotmail.com   Phone: (612) 756-1069 



2020 National Umpire Schools

The purpose of the USA Softball National Umpire School is to develop each student's individual talents and skills as an umpire. Because of your interest, we realize that you have the pride and attitude it takes to become one of the best softball umpires in the nation. Our goal is to bring out the best in your talent and ability.

Each USA Softball National Umpire School is run by a team of no less than three National Umpire staff members. Each member is an experienced instructor with a boundless knowledge of all aspects of the game of softball. With a ratio of at least one clinician per 25 students, each participant will receive hands-on personal instruction throughout the school.  At the Fast Pitch Advanced Umpire School, instruction is focused on fast pitch only while the ratio is one instructor per 10 students. 

Contact the school coordinator shown below for an application and payment information.

2020 USA Softball National Umpire Schools

Date Location Region/Type Coordinator Phone
January 24-26 Chattanooga, Tenn. Region 3 Ed Rowe 423-355-3002
January 24-26 Clovis, Calif. Region 10 Wink Winckelmann 559-583-9335
February 21-23 Stevens Point, Wisc. Region 8 Matt Disher 715-498-8000
February 21-23 Auburn, Wash. Region 9 Greg Forinash 206-227-2346
March 6-8 Massillon, Ohio Region 2 Warren Jones 419-651-3335
March 20-23 Auburn, Maine Region 1 Dave Mulcahy 207-240-2599
June 18-21 Bowling Green, Ky. Fast Pitch Camp Ben Crenshaw 270-210-1223
June 25-28 Portland, Ore. Slow Pitch Camp David Waite 503-329-1013

February 9

COON RAPIDS (STATE SCHOOL)
P5 Sports
40 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Instructor - Tom Keller
Fastpitch & Slowpitch
9:00AM - 4:00PM

February 16

NORTH MANKATO (STATE SCHOOL)
Spring Lake Park Warming House
630 McKinley Avenue
North Mankato, MN 56003
Instructor - Tom Keller
Fastpitch & Slowpitch
9:00AM - 4:00PM

February 22

COTTAGE GROVE
Park High School
8040 80th Street South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Instructor - Laurie Dinneen
Fastpitch
12:00PM - 2:30PM



February 17

ROCKFORD
Rockford Community Center

7600 County Road 50
Rockford, MN 55373
Instructor - Laurie Dinneen
Fastpitch
New Cadets 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Advanced Cadets 7:30PM to 9:00PM
Registration Form Link

February 22

COTTAGE GROVE
Park High School Activity Center

8040 80th Street
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Instructor - Laurie Dinneen
Fastpitch
Cadets 12:00PM to 2:30PM
REGISTER HERE

February 23

MEDINA
Medina Entertainment Center

500 Hwy 55
Medina, MN 55340
Instructor - Dallas Apfelbacher
Fastpitch
2:30PM to 4:00PM



MARCH 8

MINNEAPOLIS
Macedonia Baptist Church

3801 First Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Instructor - Gary Kottke
Fastpitch
3:00PM - 4:30PM NEW TIME

MARCH 18

MAPLE GROVE
Sundance Golf Banquet Bowl
15240 113th Avenue North
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Instructor - Tom Keller
Slowpitch
6:00PM - 7:30PM

MARCH 21

ROCHESTER
Rochester Community Technical College

851 30th Avenue Southeast
Rochester, MN 55904
Room S2005 (FIELDHOUSE)
Instructor - Bob Parshall
Fastpitch
12:00PM - 2:00PM



MARCH 31

BIG LAKE
16722 198th Avenue
Big Lake, MN 55309
Instructor - Steve Middleton
Slowpitch & Fastpitch
6:00PM - 7:30PM

MARCH 31

BRAINERD
Brainerd Fire Department
Training Room

23 Laurel Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Instructor - Tom Keller
Slowpitch
6:00PM - 7:30PM

April 8

ROCHESTER
Centerstone Plaza Soldiers Field
Evergreen Room
401 6th Street Southwest
Rochester, MN 55902
Instructor - Eric Stanton
Slowpitch
6:00PM - 7:30PM