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It may be wintery outside, but Softball season is just around the corner.  This email is to alert you that there will be a Level 1 and a Level 2 Softball Ontario Umpire Clinic held in Mississauga on saturday, April 22.  Both are full one-day clinics.  A clinic registration form is attached.  A light lunch will be provided (possibly simple sandwiches or pizza).  These clinics will be hosted by the Mississauga Umpires Association and the Zone 5 staff of the Softball Ontario Umpire Program.  This year there will also be a Refresher Clinic offered on sunday, April 23.  Here are all the details:

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (approx)
Location: Clubhouse at Tom Chater Memorial Park, Mississauga
Format: Combination Fast Pitch and Slo Pitch
Cost for members (carded umpires): $95
Cost for non-members: $130

Note: Non-members will receive a $35 voucher at the Level 1 clinic that they may use toward registering/carding with Softball Ontario for the 2017 season.  This will offset the $35 difference in cost for the clinic between members and non-members for those who then proceed to register with Softball Ontario.


Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (approx)
Location: Clubhouse at Tom Chater Memorial Park, Mississauga
Format: Fast Pitch OR Slo Pitch (For Level 2, you must choose one or the other)
Cost for members (carded umpires): $100
Cost for non-members: $135
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Format: Combination Fast Pitch and Slo Pitch
** Please contact me directly for details about this particular clinic, and to sign up
For anyone who has not yet taken the Level 1 clinic, this is the one you should take, regardless of your level of experience on the diamond.  If you have already taken the Level 1 clinic, the Level 2 is the next step for you.  The material covered will be more advanced.  You should have a fair bit of experience on the diamond.
This year I will also be hosting a Refresher Clinic.  This clinic is intended for the more experienced umpires who have already gone through the main clinic program.  Contact me for details if interested in this clinic.

Anyone who is a Certified Level 2 umpire, and is interested in taking the Level 3 clinic, please let me know, and I will forward your info to the appropriate people.Also, any teenage umpires who are fairly new or just starting out, you would benefit from taking a Junior Development or Intermediate clinic.  Let me know if you would be interested, and I will help you get set up for that.NOTE:  Softball Ontario expects umpires to take a clinic every second year to keep your Umpire Certification Level in good standing.  Please remember that this is separate from getting registered/carded with Softball Ontario, which needs to be done each year.Clinic LocationTom Chater Memorial Park is located at 3195 The Collegeway, just west of Winston Churchill, on the north side of the street.  It is in the southwest part of Mississauga.  If you are not familiar with this location, please click on the following link to find where it is:  MAP

NOTE:  A Registration Form for the Level 1 and Level 2 clinics is attached to this email.  There is limited space and participants will be accepted on a “first paid, first served” basis.  So please send me your registrations ASAP.  Please email or call me in advance of sending it in so that I know to expect it, and I can reserve a spot for you.

Clinic Registration

The Clinic Fee (made payable to the Mississauga Umpires Association) and completed registration form (see attached) should be sent to:

Mississauga Umpires Association
c/o Howard Kornbluth
#505 – 50 Kingsbridge Garden Circle
Mississauga, Ontario
L5R 1Y2

As an alternative, for anyone preferring to take care of this electronically, you can email me your completed clinic registration form, and you may send payment via email money transfer.  (We are not set up to accept credit cards.)

On the day of the clinics, you are expected to arrive between 8:30am-8:40am to sign in and get set up.  The clinics will start promptly at 9:00am sharp!

Please get back to me ASAP and let me know if you are interested in participating in one of these clinics.  The sooner the better folks, as I need to ensure that we have the minimum numbers required in order to make the clinics happen.

Yours in Softball,

Howard Kornbluth
UIC, Mississauga Umpires Association
UIC, Softball Ontario, SP Zone 5 West
Tel: 905-568-8142 (no texting)

Click here for the Registration form