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BECOME AN UMPIRE FOR THE MOA

The Margarita Officials Association is actively seeking applicants for membership to begin officiating the sport of Softball.

There are no specific requirements for becoming a member of the MOA, other than an appreciation of the game of Softball, a desire to learn the officiating profession and an interest in helping youth of all ages.

Prior experience as an umpire, while helpful, is not required. We generally hold training programs for members throughout the year.

New members wishing to umpire High School softball must attend the scheduled MOA training meetings prior to the start of the HS season Please check our Training page for scheduled dates and times. New members are encouraged to attend all meetings, and are also required to attend training classes as well as pass the NFHS test. Members who participate in the training classes will be eligible to officiate sub-varsity high school games. As new members gain experience, they will be assigned to high school varsity games at various levels.

Umpires transferring from other associations or states may be assigned high school varsity games depending on their level of experience and performance, as determined by the Board of Directors.

BECOME AN UMPIRE FOR THE MOA

  1. Submit completed application to: Margarita Officials Association  P.O. Box 504286 San Diego, CA 92150-4286 

Along with the following:

     2. Set up Arbiter and ArbiterPay accounts at www.arbitersports.com [Contact Treasurer if                problems

     3. Acquire MOA approved uniform and equipment 

     4. Satisfactorily complete evaluation game(s) as assigned

     5. Attend USAS SoCal Rules/Mechanics Clinic (Annually in January)

FOR MEMBERS DESIRING TO UMPIRE HIGH SCHOOL (NFHS) SOFTBALL

  1. Attend MOA NFHS Rules training meetings

  2. Successfully complete written NFHS Rules examination

  3. Attend USA Softball Mechanics Clinic (January)

 

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