Umpiring in the National Professional Fastpitch League…

Umpiring in the NPF is yet another exciting experience for those who choose to take on the challenges of officiating fastpitch softball at its highest level. The best players in the world at great venues provide the backdrop for this umpiring experience. Working with some of the best umpires in America also adds to the adventure.

We get lots of calls and emails about umpiring in the NPF. The questions go something like this, “How can I become an NPF Umpire?” “What do I have to do to qualify to become an NPF umpire?” “Are there camps and clinics for becoming an NPF umpire?” Like all sports, there is a pecking order in the process for being considered. Top experienced NCAA umpires make up the roster. We spend the NCAA season from early February through June working intensely with the college game. Our season follows immediately thereafter, and the pool of umpires working the games in the NPF comes from the college ranks.

Our rules are appropriate for this level play and include rule segments from both NCAA fastpitch and WBSC (World Baseball Softball Confederation) as these women have completed their collegiate playing experience and now qualify for International play and The Olympics.

Numerous camps and clinics around the country include observation and evaluation settings for NPF consideration. These camps begin in June and conclude in December and provide the “one on one” settings for umpire exposure to a potential NPF roster spot.

If you are interested in being considered, and you have considerable collegiate experience, please notify Supervisor of Officials, Mike Raynor for consideration –

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70-miles per hour pitches, 240-foot home runs, soft hands and lightning-quick reactions all stitched into 7 feverish innings of gritty, gutsy, fast-paced action. Welcome to hard-hittin’, fast-pitchin’, affordable family fun. Welcome to National Pro Fastpitch!

NPF is intended to provide family entertainment for people of all ages and to showcase the top talent in fast-pitch softball today. The primary goal of the league is to secure fast-pitch softball as a professional sports option for generations to come. The league also aspires to entertain and provide positive role models for young girls. NPF athletes exhibit their disciplined work ethic, dedication, and love for the sport through their actions, both on and off the field. The players that represent the league are college-educated, articulate and passionate young women who embrace leadership roles within their communities and strive to reciprocate the support of NPF fans.

Six teams will compete in 2019. Those teams will represent players from three continents and six separate international teams. NPF has committed to, and built, a strong national presence through its plentiful action shared on a variety of media platforms, including NPFTV, ESPN+, ELEVEN Sports, B/R Live (presented by Turner), Flo Sports,, Olympic Channel and others. Paired with growing in-venue attendance, this increased exposure provides a solid foundation for partners with whom the league shares a common target audience. In the 2019 season, the entire slate of action, all 144 games plus the Championship Series, will stream live on a myriad of digital platforms, including NPFTV, FloSoftball, and ESPN+. This coverage consistently generates measurable return for league sponsors, partners and suppliers.

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