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WELCOME TO THE SEWSA WEBSITE!!

SEWSA would like you to take this survey to let us know how you feel about umpiring during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Names are NOT assigned to the answers, so everything would be anonymous. Please only fill out the survey one time, either through the email, this link, or from the SEWSA Facebook page.h

****RESULTS FROM THE QUESTIONNAIRE THAT WAS SENT OUT TO GOOD STANDING SEWSA MEMBERS-

Survey– https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5CWYVWR

***SEWSA Meeting from 5/18/20***

56 people joined the session

Top 10 Misunderstood Rules-
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Top 10 Misunderstood Rules-
https://slideplayer.com/slide/17362482/

training session #6 10 misunderstood rules, illegal equipment

Posted by SEWSA Softball on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
SEWSA Video meeting from June 10, 2020


https://www.facebook.com/SEWisconsinSoftballAssociation/videos/917325825376933/

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Here is our SEWSA Survey results for 2020. Thank you to all that took the time to answer the survey. NO NAMES were attached with any answers.

Based on what we currently know about Covid-19, how comfortable would you be working youth and high school sports if they resumed today?  Would you feel comfortable participating as an official from a health and safety perspective?

ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES
–Yes82.93%34
–No17.07%7
TOTAL41

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Based on what we know now about Covid-19, if you had to travel to work a tournament, would you feel comfortable staying in a hotel from a health and safety perspective?

ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES
–Yes58.54%24
–No41.46%17
TOTAL41

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From your own personal feelings for safety, what is your concern regarding overseeing a game?  

ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES
–Very worried2.44%1
–Somewhat worried9.76%4
–It’s in the back of my mind, but not enough to make me not work the game43.90%18
–Somewhat worried and not ready to step on the field just yet4.88%2
–Not very worried17.07%7
–Not worried at all21.95%9
TOTAL41

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How do you feel about officials being asked to adopt different mechanics and positioning to better adhere to social distancing guidelines?  Are you ok with doing different mechanics and possibly standing behind the pitcher?

ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES
–Yes52.50%21
–No47.50%19
TOTAL40

Would you be willing to wear a mask and gloves while performing your duties as an umpire?

ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES
–Yes46.34%19
–No53.66%22
TOTAL41

If a tournament requires you to wear a mask and gloves, even providing them for you, would you be comfortable working the games/tournament?

ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES
–Yes48.78%20
–No51.22%21
TOTAL41

How concerned are you about overseeing a game where Covid-19 could be transmitted between participants?

ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES
–A great deal17.07%7
–A lot7.32%3
–A moderate amount31.71%13
–A little21.95%9
–None at all21.95%9
TOTAL41

What is the one more important factor that would dictate when you would personally feel comfortable returning to the field/court/pitch as a sports official

ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES
–Availiablity of a vaccine for Covid-1915.00%6
–Widespread testing for Covid-192.50%1
–Governing organization, school or municipality taking steps to clean/sanitize a facility30.00%12
–None of the above; I will go out there now, none of these factors are crucial for my return52.50%21
TOTAL40

Do you feel that players who would be wearing masks could be a hinderance or danger to their ability to play the sport as they normally would, causing possible safety issues?

ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES
–Yes62.50%25
–No37.50%15
TOTAL40

What is your age group?

ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES
–Under 182.50%1
–18-245.00%2
–25-342.50%1
–35-4410.00%4
–45-5410.00%4
–55-6430.00%12
–65+40.00%16
TOTAL40

WIAA Officials:

I hope this email finds you and your family healthy and safe during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. 

The following are reminders and some new information I wanted you to be aware of:

  1. Fall sports rules books will not be mailed until late July.  Therefore, exam and rules video deadline dates will be adjusted accordingly. Once those dates are determined they will be posted on the WIAA website.
  2. There will be no late fee charged for the 2020-21 school year to those individuals that are waiting until closer to their sport season to renew their license.
  3. Baseball, softball and track & field officials are not being charged the $15 sport fee for the 2020-21 school year.
  4. Baseball, softball and track & field officials will not be sent any new rules books for the 2020-21 school year. Rules books from 2019-20 should be saved for use during 2020-21.
  5. The Bulletin for the 2020-21 school year will be an online publication only – no copies will be mailed.
  6. The WIAA is working on return to play guidelines for our member schools.  Once these guidelines are finalized, I will notify all officials as to how you can access them on our website.
  7. To view the results of the most recent survey Referee Magazine did regarding COVID-19 and the return to officiating – click on link below: https://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Officials/Return%20to%20Officiating.pdf?ver=vy_afldVK6lm5n7vRZLERw%3d%3d


Take care and enjoy your summer!

Joan Gralla
WIAA Office Manager/Officials

***WIAA Licensed Softball Officials*** April 30, 2020

The WIAA 2020-21 official’s licensing renewal application will be available on our website May 1, 2020.  Please renew your license by June 5, 2020.

You again have two options to choose from when renewing your 2020-21 official’s license.

Option 1 (preferred):  Complete the application online and pay with either a Visa or Mastercard.  If you choose this option – do the following:

You must login with the email we have in your profile information.  If your email has changed, please make sure to change your email in your profile before you renew your license.  Under OFFICIALS on the WIAA website www.wiaawi.org  choose Online Licensing. You will select the option to renew your license. Proceed from there and follow the prompts.  

Reciprocity and individuals using the military initiative are also able to license online.  Reciprocity must include verification that they are licensed in their home state for the 2020-21 school year and military individuals must include verification of military service.

For those individuals that will still be in high school for 2020-21, you must have your athletic director renew your license.  High school students cannot renew online, if you do, you will be charged the licensing fees.  If you are graduating from high school after the 2019-20 school year, you can license online as you will now have to pay the licensing fees.

Option 2: Print the application from our website and send via USPS.   Under OFFICIALS on the WIAA website www.wiaawi.org  choose Become an Official, you will then be taken to the page where you can print the 2020-21 licensing application, fill it out and mail it with a check to the address on the application.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you for your continued service as a WIAA licensed official.

Joan Gralla                                                                         

WIAA Office Manager/Officials

715-344-8580

jgralla@wiaawi.org

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***WIAA Licensed Softball Officials*** April 21, 2020

“I am sure none of us ever imagined an end to the 2019-20 school year would happen like this.  I hope you and your entire family are healthy and safe from COVID-19.

Regarding the licensing fee you paid for softball for the 2019-20 school year:

  1. Rules books have been mailed.
  2. Insurance premiums have been paid.
  3. Background checks have been paid for and completed for those that were required to have one this year.

Therefore, since funds have already been used for the above-mentioned items, a complete refund of your 2019-20 licensing fee is not able to be made.

The WIAA will refund you the $15 sport fee.  If you choose to request this refund it will be made after I receive an email from you requesting such refund.  You can email me at jgralla@wiaawi.org  This refund will come to you through the United States Postal Service in the form of a check.

If you decide to request this refund, I would like you to be aware of the following:

The Board of Control at their meeting on April 21, 2020 decided the following:  The Board voted to extend the unrestricted summertime coaching contact regulations for spring sports only. This action will permit school teams that include the current year’s seniors to assemble and conduct practices and competitions for 30 days, provided restrictions on assembling in groups are removed, until the start of a student’s fall sport season.  Therefore, if you choose to be refunded, you will not be considered a licensed official in softball for the 2019-20 school year and you would not be able to officiate any of these potential competitions, since WIAA licensed officials will be required.  Also, if you officiate any type of youth events during the summer (if any will be held), that require WIAA licensed officials, you would not be eligible.

Whether you request a refund or not, as long as you have completed the exam and video requirements by the due date, your classification level will be adjusted accordingly for 2020-21.

Licensing for the 2020-21 school year will open May 1, 2020. We will not be charging any late fee for the 2020-21 school year. Therefore, if you choose to renew after the June 5, 2020 deadline date the $30 late fee will not be charged.

As a reminder – an official’s license is good from August 1 to July 31 and must be renew each year.

Please contact me with any questions you may have.

Thank you for being a WIAA licensed official.

Take care,

Joan Gralla

WIAA Office Manager/Officials”

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SEWSA MEETING DATES AT GREENFIELD HIGH SCHOOL- 

(all meetings at 6:30PM unless otherwise noted)

SEWSA and Christopher Bormann are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. We will be discussing Softball Tournaments, League, Returning to Positions, and Pregame

Topic: SEWSA Training Session #7
Time: Jun 15, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Treasurer of SEWSA-

Scott Warner
Umpirescottw@gmail.com

Please contact Scott for paying your SEWSA dues.
$35.00- SEWSA
$ 5.00- BOSS ASSIGNING

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  • June 1, 2020- teleconference for SEWSA training- 7PM


https://www.facebook.com/SEWisconsinSoftballAssociation/videos/3213183012059839/

  • June 8, 2020- teleconference for SEWSA training- 7PM


Time: Jun 15, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

  • June 8, 2020- teleconference for SEWSA training- 7PM

Topic: SEWSA Training Session #9
Time: Jun 8, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)



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SEWSA shirts for sale
SEWSA shirts for sale
***FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE***
Tim has these shirts in house if you wanted to purchase them and not wait for an order.
Polo Shirts:
2- Large @ $24/shirt
1-XXXL @ $28/shirt

T-Shirts:
2-Large @ $20/shirt
1-XXXL @ 27/shirt

2020 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:

(some dates pending Covid-19)

Wisconsin Fastpitch Tournaments for 2020:

http://www.wisportsservices.org/fastpitchindex

May 23-24, 2020 (CANCELLED)

FALLS ANGELS- Menomonee Falls, WI

June 6-7, 2020 (CANCELLED)

SPRING FLING- Raymond, WI

June 12-14, 2020

BLAST INTO SUMMER- Kenosha, WI 5-Diamonds

June 12-14, 2020

SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER (PGF)- Waukesha, WI 4-Diamonds

June 19- 21, 2020 (Dennis Mandel assigning games)

Lake Mills (PGF)

June 19-21, 2020

TPS King of the Lake – Lake Geneva, WI (Boss assigning)

June 19- 21, 2020 (Dennis Mandel assigning games)

Lake Mills (PGF)

June 19- 21, 2020 (CANCELLED)

BATTLE OF THE BORDERS (PGF)- Salem, WI
(Father’s Day Week-End)

June 26- 28, 2020

CAMPBELLSPORT (PGF)- Campbellsport, WI 5-Diamonds with 5-pages of waivers

June 27- 28, 2020

Waukesha, WI (10U)

July 3-5, 2020

Falls Angels – Menomonee Falls, WI

July 11, 2020- (CANCELLED)

SPECIAL OLYMPICS REGIONAL FINALS- (SITE TBD)

  • starting at 8AM.  (We would LIKE to have 3 umpires per field volunteering their time)
  • 6-diamonds.   Two diamonds are T-Ball (one umpire only) and four diamonds needing 3 umpires on each field.

July 17- 19, 2020

END OF SUMMER (PGF)- Waukesha, WI 5- Diamonds

July 24- July 26, 2020

MAYVILLE STING (USA)- Mayville, WI 3- Diamonds

July 31- August 2, 2020

Spring Fling moved Wisconsin Twisters- Raymond, WI

August 1, 2020- (CANCELLED)

SPECIAL OLYMPICS STATE FINALS- Waukesha, WI

  • starting at 8AM.  (We would LIKE to have 3 umpires per field volunteering their time)
  • 6-diamonds.   Two diamonds are T-Ball (one umpire only) and four diamonds needing 3 umpires on each field.

Sept. (TBA)

KING OF THE HILL (PGF)- Salem, WI

Oct. (TBA)

FALL BRAWL- Raymond, WI

  • 2020 WI Class A State Softball Tournament- (CANCELLED)

June 25- June 28: Watertown, WI

  • 2020 WI Class B State Softball Tournament- (CANCELLED)

July 9- July 12: Wausau, WI and Plover, WI

  • 2020 WI Class C State Softball Tournament- (This is NOT a SEWSA sponsored event, but a tournament that is happening if you are interested in participating in it)

July 23- July 26, 2020- Waukesha, WI (Infinity Diamonds and possibly Saratoga)

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Wisconsin Fastpitch League

https://www.wisconsinfastpitchleague.com/

Premier Girls Fastpitch League

http://www.premiergirlsfastpitch.com/home.php?layout=923378

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Tournament dates ARE posted up on the SEWSA website.  www.SEWSA.org

SEWSA Dues-   $35.00 for SEWSA-   $5.00 for BOSS Assigning

Bossassigning@gmail.com

MUST be registered in tournament host sanctions before umpiring tournaments

USA State A-   6/25/20- 6/28/20-   Watertown, WI (Cancelled)

USA State B-   7/9/20- 7/12/20-  Wausa/Plover, WI (Cancelled)

USA State C-   7/23/20- 7/26/20-   Waukesha, WI (So far still playing)

Keep your Arbiter up to DATE!   Block out Unavailable Dates

Attendance sheet-  write legibly so we can give you credit for being present

We have a TON of softball tournaments this summer, so if you are interested in umpiring, we will have a lot of games for you. We will NOT assign you 9 games in a day, so if you’re looking to just earn money, this isn’t the organization for you. Doing that many games in a day, doesn’t do anyone any favors because you can’t be sharp after that many games. If you need to order uniforms, please do so now, so you are prepared for the season.

There have been some complaints about Honigs quality has gone done, so you can check Gerry Davis for uniforms. We are working with Gerry Davis to receive 10% off of our orders for SEWSA. For MMFL and MGFL- you will now be receiving direct deposits from the leagues instead of checks. It is the wish of the association to be paid on a weekly basis. Please make sure you fill out your “REPORT” on Arbiter after the game, advising of the score, and whether both umpires showed up or not, so they know how to pay the umpires. DO NOT wait two months to have payments corrected if you are paid incorrectly. ASA is now listed as USA Softball.   Their website is now http://www.usasoftballofwi.com/

LIKE” SEWSA on Facebook-    https://www.facebook.com/SoutheastWISoftballAssociation/?fref=ts

The WIAA video and test is due NO LATER than March 19, 2020.www.wiaawi.org

MAKE SURE TO PAY YOUR DUES!!  

Special Olympics Wisconsin State Championship 2019
L-R: Scott Masloroff, Mike Edic, Mike Steidl

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DUES-

USA Dues:

Registration Link-  
https://cdn3.sportngin.com/attachments/document/0114/9138/Umpire-registration-form.pdf#_ga=2.46386019.596759460.1583171856-433671867.1583171856

Current Registration Fees

Adult Umpire (Age 18 & Older Working State Tournaments) $65.00

Adult Umpire (Age 18 & Older Not Working State Tournament) $35.00

Youth Umpire (Under 18 Years of Age) $30.00

  Youth Umpire (Under 18 Years of Age, First Time Registering USA Softball) $0.00

Send checks to:

Dale Ferron

daleferron@charter.net

4801 Marsh Rd.

Madison, WI 53718

(608) 838-3202 home

(608) 516-3695 mobile

http://www.usasoftballofwi.com/USA Softball

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WIAA NON-APPROVED BAT LIST-

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/Play-ASA/Certified-ASA-Equipment.aspx

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LEAGUES THAT SEWSA ASSIGNS UMPIRES FOR:

  • WFL-   Must be USA certified
  • $40.00 per game for 2 umpires/ $50.00 per game for 1 umpire per game.
  • http://www.wisconsinfastpitchleague.com
  • MGFL-   WIAA Certified-   WIAA rules
  • Website under construction-
  • $32.50 per game for 2 umpires/$45.00 per game for 1 umpire per game.   (probably lower level games)
  • Games are Tuesday/Wednesday-  5:30PM start-   1:15 time limit-  1:30 drop dead time limit

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W-9     https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf

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“SEE OUR NEW MEMBERS PAGE FOR SOME IN-DEPTH INFORMATION, INCLUDING HOW TO BECOME A SEWSA MEMBER.CONTACT CHRIS BORMANN AT SEWSA WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION.

CHRIS BORMANN-Email-SEWSAVP@gmail.comPhone/Text-  414-559-4343

NEW MEMBERSHIP-    http://sewsa.org/?page_id=172

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WISCONSIN SOFTBALL UIC-

Umpire-In-Chief (UIC) Al Waldvogel
PO box 179:
Birnamwood Wisconsin 54414:
Home Phone715-216-4522– Cell
E-mail:   awaldvogel9999@charter.net

Ordering Umpire Gear:

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Umpire Gear

https://www.gerrydavis.com/

https://www.ump-attire.com/index.html

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