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RDSUA Member Going to Baseball’s Minor League Training

Levi Wagner from Clive is both a softball and baseball umpire.

He is going to attend Minor League Baseball’s Umpire school in Vero Beach, Florida for four weeks starting in January.

The program is very extensive and is held on a complex that includes a 4,500 seat stadium, 10 ball diamonds and all the other facilities used by professional umpires in the major leagues.

Since 1998, 65 Umpires evaluated and developed by Academy Instructors have been hired full time by Major League Baseball.

Levi has promised to supply some photos and comments on his progress, so stay tuned for that.

Clinic Dates

2019 RDSUA / Zone 4 Clinic 

The RDSUA is in the process of scheduling clinics for the 2019 season. One clinic date has been confirmed in Red Deer, and a clinic in Castor is also being scheduled. Full details will be posted here as they are confirmed.

  • Red Deer, April 6-7, 2019: Pidherney Centre (Red Deer Curling Centre)

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Rule Changes – 2019

Softball Canada issues a new rulebook, and institutes rule changes, every two years. The next set of rule changes will take place for the 2019 season. The AGM and Congress of Softball Canada was held in Montreal, Quebec. During the AGM, several rule changes were approved for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. They are summarized in the following document:

Softball Canada Rule Changes – 2019-2020