Softball Canada
    Official Rulebook

    Every two years, Softball Canada publishes a revised version of its Official Rulebook, which is distributed to all new umpires and sold to the general public through Softball Canada's Provincial/Territorial Association Offices. The Rulebook provides the Slo-Pitch and Fast Pitch Rules, as well as Softball Canada's Constitution and Bylaws, and Special Operating Rules (SORs) for the upcoming season.

    If you are interested in purchasing a Rulebook, please contact your Provincial/Territorial office.


    Softball Canada Umpire Casebook

    The umpire casebook is another component of the Softball Canada - National Officials Program. The primary focus and effort of this component publication is to promote consistency in rule interpretations by describing situations and addressing their rulings as interpreted by the Officiating Development Committee of Softball Canada.

    The Softball Canada umpire Casebook is the copyright property of Softball Canada and any use without the expressed written consent of Softball Canada is strictly prohibited.

    This casebook shall be updated on a continual basis by providing amended or new rule interpretations. If you have any special situation that requires a ruling, please send the case to any member of the Officiating Development Committee or Softball Canada, and an interpretation will be forwarded to you.

    If you are interested in purchasing an umpire casebook, please contact your Provincial/Territorial office.

    Umpire's Toolbox

    Softball Canada's Umpire's Toolbox is where umpires can access public resources to help them improve their skills and help instructors and evaluators when leading their certification clinics. In this section, you will find the "Umpire Toolbox" containing information such as the International Softball Federation's (ISF) Mechanics Manuals for 1, 2, 3 and 4 umpire systems; the "Instructor Toolbox" which includes PowerPoint presentations and Points of Emphasis documents for Level 1, 2 and 3 Certification Clinics; and the "Evaluator Toolbox" containing evaluation forms.

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