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SEFSA Umpire Information

USA/SEFSA Umpire Registration


Last chance to get your 2018 USA umpire registration is April 16th at 6pm at Hayward Elementary School! 

If you are a new or returning SEFSA umpire, you must attend USA umpire registration/training in order to get USA certified for 2018.  The cost is $30 for umpires 17 and  younger and $55 for umpires 18 and older.  You must attend one the of  the USA/SEFSA umpire training/certification sessions to be an umpire for SEFSA/USA Softball:

  •       Thursday, March 22nd from 6pm-9pm at the Oyate Community Center (attached to Garfield Elementary School).
  •       Saturday, March 24th from 1pm-4pm at the Oyate Community Center.

**  If you plan on umpiring this season for SEFSA, you must be USA certified/registered.  Please click on the 2018 Umpire Registration link below and thoroughly complete all of the information before you attend the March 22nd or March 24th training session.   **

Please print off the direct deposit form below, complete it, attach a  voided check, and bring it along with you to the training session.  SEFSA requires this information so that we can pay via direct deposit the season.  We will not issue paper payroll checks.

If you need to make special arrangements for training/certification, please call Leroy at 605-351-2452, Rick Graff 605-360-2591, or Greg Morgan 605-310-6049.

Direct Deposit Information

The Sioux Empire Fastpitch Softball Association only uses direct deposit for payroll purposes -  we do not issue paper checks.  With this in mind, please complete this form with information for the bank account that you would like your paycheck deposited and hand it in at the March training/USA certification.

USA Umpire Training

Umpires Training Sunday May 6th

USA umpire training will be held Sunday May 6th, 2018 at the 12pm - 5pm at Dunham Park, fields 8 and 9.  Registration for this session will begin at 11:45am and the training will begin promptly at 12pm  running until 5:00pm.  Refreshments will be provided.  

Please bring your own chair or bucket to sit on during the lecture portion of this training session.

This is a free training session for all umpires that take the time to attend.  If you are a 1st or 2nd year SEFSA umpire you will earn $2 more per game by attending this training.  Everyone is encouraged to attend!

If you have any questions, please contact Greg Morgan at 605- 310-6049 or Rick Graff 605-360-2591.


State USA Umpire Training To be held April 7-8 in Rapid City

The 2018 State USA umpire training will be held Saturday,  April 6th  from 8am - 5pm and  Sunday,  April 7th from 8am - 1pm  at St. Thomas More School in Rapid City.    Registration is available on the South Dakota State USA Softball website.  If you have any questions, please contact Greg Morgan at 605- 310-6049 or Rick Graff 605-360-2591.

SEFSA Umpire Pay Scale

1st Year: $16.00/game - can get a $2.00 raise if you attend the  USA training on April 14, 2018.

2nd Year: $18.00/game - can get a $2.00 raise if you attend the USA training April 14, 2018.

3rd Year: $20.00/game - can get a $2.00 raise if you attend the  USA training April 14, 2018.

Also, if you are in full ASA Uniform when you umpire, you will get paid $25 a game.  Please visit

Umpire Costs

  • 17 years and younger: $30.00
  • 18 years and older: $55.00

Cost to be an umpire must be paid  the registration/test dates.
Checks make payable to SDUSA


  1. Umpires will be required to be a minimum of 12 years of age.
  2. All Umpires will be required to be registered USA.
  3. All umpires will be required to fill out a registration form.
  4. Umpires will be required to have an umpire kit consisting of a brush, counter, and bag. Kits can either be purchased through the league or an outside vendor; kits will be required by the first game.

SEFSA Umpire Signup

If you are looking to be an umpire in 2018 and can not attend the March registration dates listed above, please contact Leroy  or Rick to make other arrangements.

Leroy: 605-351-2452

Rick Graff:  605-360-2591

2017 Annual Umpires vs the Coaches Softball Game!

Thanks to all of the umpires and coaches (and SEFSA board members) that came out to play in the year end "Umpires vs  Coaches" softball games - despite the rainy weather!  The umpires were victorious this year but that will not be the case next season!  Yes, that is a challenge!  

Thank you to all of the SEFSA umpires and coaches that worked so hard to make the 2017 season such a success!  We hope to see  all of you next season!