USA Softball of Minneapolis

Minneapolis Umpires Association

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Here's why you should...

The 2018 MUA registration clinics are now scheduled.

Click here and choose one to attend.
You MUST attend a registration clinic to work USA Softball in Minneapolis.

Click here to download the 2018 USA Softball Umpire Manual

USA Softball of Minneapolis umpire Kevin Wendt
becomes one of USA Softball's Elite umpires!

Pictured (L-R): UIC Paul Kraimer, Kevin Wendt, VP Roderick King, Pres. Alec Holman

Elite Umpire Program

This award program is the highest honor a USA Softball umpire can obtain other than selection to the National Softball Hall of Fame. The program was launched in 2003, with 153 umpires approved in February of that year. Members who are approved as "Elite" umpires can apply for their international certification (WBSC), and are the only umpires selected for the National Championship Series (SP) and the Armed Forces Slow Pitch Championships. To become eligible for this program, an umpire must have been a USA Softball registered umpire for at least seven (7) years and a current member in good standing. The umpire must have participated in at least four (4) National Championships, and umpired in two (2) in the same category of play and from the championships listed here.


Carter finally gets his NIF award at the April 7, 2018 clinic.

For National Indicator Fraternity, the applicant must have been a USA Softball registered umpire for at least seven (7) years, but does not have to be currently active. To qualify the umpire must have umpired or served as a National Championship Umpire-in-Chief (UIC) or Assistant UIC for three nationals, or can substitute attendance at a USA Softball Advanced Umpire School for one of the nationals. Approval by the local Commissioner and the Regional UIC is mandatory for acceptance.

Carter got into the NIF in 1999.

2017 MUA Umpire of the Year, John Carlson, is also a member of West Metro Senior Softball. Here is what they said about John's award:

If you are interested in umpiring in Minneapolis and have questions, email the UIC with your contact information.

The MUA is...

President:         Alec Holman
Vice President:  Roderick King
Treasurer:         Tom Stadick
Secretary:         Joe Balzer
"At large" Directors:
     Dan Duda
     Bill Bowers
     Kevin Wendt
USA Softball of Minneapolis UIC:
    Paul Kraimer
    PO Box 126
    Maple Plain, MN  55359
USA Softball of Minneapolis Commissioner:
    Scott Gagnon
    2117 W. River Rd
    Minneapolis, MN  55411

...and the great men and women who umpire your games.

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