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training program

Margarita Officials Association (MOA) serves the San Diego high school softball community.  Our training program begins in January to prepare for the spring CIF softball season and consists of the following:

  • Classroom Studies - 

  • Field Mechanics Work - 

  • Mentoring Program - You can get focused attention and guidance by working one-on-one with an experienced umpire. Our Mentoring Program pairs up a new Umpire with an experienced umpire to provide real-time situational learning and growth while on the field

Membership benefits

  • Classroom and Field training

  • NFHS Rulebook, Case Studies

  • CIF Exam management

  • Scrimmage game work pre-season, to get you prepared for the season

  • Scheduled Game Assignments (Beginning in February-March) - for all High School Softball Levels = Freshman/Novice (Frosh), JV, & Varsity - Monday through Saturday - No games on Sunday

  • Automated Game Assignment Scheduling & Payment - Games are assigned 2 weeks in advance, with automated payments occurring approximately every 2 weeks - MOA will provide games that fit into your available schedule!

  • Along with the CIF Season, MOA also supports various tournaments, such as the Falcon Fiesta and Cougar Classic, providing even more game opportunities

  • Camaraderie and community involvement

  • Post Season banquet Celebration

What's required of you

  • Step one - contact us and SIGN UP NOW!

  • Commitment - Whether you've been at it for decades or are new to umpiring, you'll only need a desire to learn and improve.

  • Attitude - We're here to honor the sport, serve our customers and have fun in the process.

  • Pay the annual membership fee of $125

  • Have insurance (MOA will provide you with Insurance information & provider resources)

  • Provide your own equipment and uniforms - MOA can help new umpires get started with equipment. Returning members donate gear each year, which is made available to new umpires, to help keep start-up equipment costs low

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