All umpires who officiate league or tournament games which are registered or sanctioned be the MSF must be registered with the NSF/MSF and be in regulation NSF/MSF uniform.
Effective in 2017, an online, open-book written test will be required in odd-numbered years, with clinic attendance required in even-numbered years. All umpires who wish to register in 2017 must register online and take the online written examination.
If you do not use or have access to a computer, you may request a printed registration form and test from the MSF offices by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or leaving a voicemail at 651-451-3140 with your request.
Two umpire schools will be conducted in 2017 and are recommended for new umpires and veterans who want to hone their skills. Click on 2017 Umpire Schools List on the right-side column of the umpires web page.
Membership fee is $55.00. Umpires who have MSHSL or NASO insurance are eligible for a $10 discount when they provide proof of same to MSF offices when they register online via email or U.S. Postal Mail. Umpires who pay the registration fee after May 1 will be assessed a $5.00 late fee. If you are a new umpire and would like your rulebook mailed after you pay the registration fee and before you take the online, open-book test, please put that in the comments section of the PayPal form, or email email@example.com AFTER you have registered with a request for your rulebook early.
Rule changes are only made in even-numbered years, so this year’s rulebook will be exactly the same as last year’s and will work when taking the open-book test.
To register online click here. After you have registered and paid the fee, you will be able to take the test immediately or come back to it at a later date.
Thank you for your past and continuing support of NSF-MSF Softball and the important role you play in helping to make sports safe and enjoyable for all!