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SEWSA MEETING DATES AT GREENFIELD HIGH SCHOOL-  (all meetings at 7PM unless otherwise noted)

    • Jan. 14, 2019 (Room 330)
    • Jan. 21, 2019 (Room 330)
    • Jan. 28, 2019 (Room 330) Meeting cancelled due to weather
    • Feb. 11, 2019 (Room 330)
    • Feb. 25, 2019 (Room 330)
    • March 11, 2019 (Cafeteria) Board nominations close for Vice-President (James)/ Secretary (Mike). Pete Jaskulski will be our guest speaker.
    • March 18, 2019 (Trattoria DiCarlos- 8469 S Howell Ave, Oak Creek, WI 53154 ) Starts at 6PM-Invitation ONLY SEWSA Social/Awards/Test Review- PLEASE RSVP
    • March 19, 2019 WIAA Softball Test is DUE
    • March 19, 2019 (POSSIBLY) MGFL Assigning Opens
    • April 2, 2019 (POSSIBLY) MMFL Assigning Opens

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    2019 National Umpire School
    April 13 & 14 in Holland, MI

    Registration is OPEN!! On behalf of USA Softball of Michigan, we are honored to host a USA Softball National Umpire School. All of the information for this event is listed below. Please register ASAP!!
    This school will take place on the campus of West Ottawa High School at the North building in Holland, MI (3685 Butternut Drive, 49424). The school format will offer umpires a choice of participating in classroom and on-field training


    The Early Registration fee is $110.00 through Feb. 28, 2019. From March 1 and beyond the fee will be raised to $125.00. Lunch will be provided on Saturday & Sunday. Umpires are responsible for their own travel and housing.
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    OFF SEASON NOTES FROM SEWSA-

  • Hello everyone-
    As you may or may not know, the board members have been meeting monthly this off-season to make the upcoming season for SEWSA the best yet!! We have been discussing different ways to improve our association, offering SEWSA shirts and coins for our umpires, as well as getting tournaments set up for the upcoming season. Our meeting dates have been set, so please mark your calendars accordingly!!

    Have a great off-season, and see everyone in mid-January!!

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  • Notes from the January 22, 2019 SEWSA meeting-

  • Notes from the 1/21/19- SEWSA MeetingSEWSA registration is $35.00 includes a coin. Additional coins purchased for $7.00.
    BOSS registration is $5.00- Pay to Chris Bormann
    PGF registration is $35.00/year from 9/1 to 8/31.
    SEWSA/USSSA- 1/1 to 12/31 registration
    Pay your dues. Fees paid after 2/25 will have $5.00 late fee attached.
    Menomonee Falls Tournament – 5/25-5/26 for 10U and 12U (younger umpires requested)
    3/11- Pete Jaskulski will be in attendance. Meeting in cafeteria. (Raffling books off)
    WIAA- Make sure you are active and have done background check. Up to each individual to make sure you are active for WIAA.
    Arbiter- Ref Pay (Thursday night- direct deposit) Make sure your games are accurate if you work a game by yourself or report any issues IMMEDIATELY to Chris.
    Chris will be sending out 1099’s to ALL umpires at the end of the year.
    Terry- PGF will have approximately 30 tournaments between WI/IL this summer
    Chris/Dennis Mandel will be the ONLY ones who assign the PGF tournaments
    You can register for PGF Online
    James did training on home plate mechanics/strikes/balls-
    Plate stances of Gerry Davis/Heel to Toe/Scissors/Box
    We DESPERATELY want MENTORS for younger umpires
    SEWSA shirts are for sale if anyone is interested
    SEWSA Social will be at Trattoria DiCarlo’s on Monday, March 18 at 6PM
    Nominations are open for Vice President and Secretary positions
    Tournaments on website – www.sewsa.org
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  • HAVE A PLAN FOR CONFLICT
    Conflict is inevitable, but you can have a plan for it and know how to address it.

    You aren’t responsible for the outcome of the game, but you ARE responsible for the process.

    Umpires should LISTEN to the coaches.

    Treat people with dignity. Shut thing down EARLY. Call coaches to you- don’t go into the “lion’s den” (dugout).

    Talk about Sportsmanship at the Ground Rules meeting. Use “WE”, not “I”. Don’t “worry” about whether you are respected or not.

    Generate Voluntarily-

    COMPLIANCE
    COOPERATION
    COLLABORATION

  • PSYCHO MOTOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT
  • “SHOWTIME MINDSET” You won’t be taken seriously if: Your pants are wrinkled
    Your shirt is faded or dirty
    Dirty black shoes
    Umpire hat is worn and old
  • KEEP THE PROXEMICS 10-5-2 10 feet- Evaluate the situation/exit if needed
    5 feet- Conversation distance
    2 feet- Operating Distance

    Keep your back to the stands to start a conversation. Talk calmly and look them in the eye. Listen to what they have to say.

    1- Clarify (Acknowledge you heard them)
    2- Paraphrase (Redirect them back to the professional goal you have in mind)
    3- Reflect
    4- Summarize (Persuasion- Explain why and confirm understanding. Offer options- let them choose. Give them an opportunity to reconsider.

  • De-brief with your partner after the game. “Are you ok?” “You looked like you were taking a beating back there?”
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  • 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=tsThe WIAA video and test is due NO LATER than March 19, 2019.www.wiaawi.orgBoard nominations will close on March 11, 2019.   If you are interested in the Vice-President (James) and Secretary (Mike). Please advise Chris, Tim or Scott if you’d like to be considered for either position..MAKE SURE TO PAY YOUR DUES!!   USA is paid directly to Dale Ferron.SEWSA DUES-    $35.00 (DUE NO LATER than Feb. 25, 2019 or there will be a $5.00 late fee incurred)

    BOSS Arbiter Fees- $ 5.00 (Separate check from SEWSA dues made payable to Chris Bormann)

    USA DUES-          $0.00-     1st Year-  Under 18 year olds

    $30.00-   2nd Year- 18- 25 year olds

    $35.00-   Local Association 25+ year olds

    $65.00-   If you will be doing State A + B tournaments

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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:

      • MMFL-   Must be USA certified
      • $40.00 per game for 2 umpires/ $50.00 per game for 1 umpire per game.
      • http://www.mmfl.org/
          • 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

            2019 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:

            Wisconsin Fastpitch Tournaments for 2019:

            STILL PENDING- DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

            http://www.wisportsservices.org/fastpitchindex

            May :

              • Oak Creek Junior Knights (14U)

              May :

                • Oak Creek Junior Knights (10U and 12U)

                June 1-2, 2019:

                  •   Spring Fling- Raymond, WI
                  • (10U, 12U, 14U)

                  June 8-9, 2019:

                    •   Fusion Tournament-  (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U)

                  •   Schools Out for Summer- Waukesha, WI  
                  • June 14-16, 2019:

                      June 20-23, 2019:

                        • 2019 WI Class A State Softball Tournament-  (This is NOT a SEWSA sponsored event, but a tournament that is happening if you are interested in participating in it)

                        June 28-30, 2019:

                          • Small Town Throwdown- Campbellsport, WI  

                          July 11-14, 2019:

                            • 2018 WI Class B State Softball Tournament-  (This is NOT a SEWSA sponsored event, but a tournament that is happening if you are interested in participating in it)
                            • http://www.visitwausau.com/eventdetails.php?eventid=247151Class B Wausau Tournament

                            July 12-14, 2019:

                              • MEN’S FASTPITCH PROGRESS DAYS- Bristol, WI (and other parks in the area) NAFA RULES
                            • Friday, July 12, 2019 starting at 6:30PM. Championship game on Sunday 
                            • July 14, 2019:

                                • Sunday, July 14- Special Olympics Regional Tournament (Malone Park (NEW location for this year only), Milwaukee)
                                • Sunday, July 14, 2019 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 19-21, 2019:

                                  • End of Summer King of the Hill – Waukesha, WI

                                  Aug 3, 2019:

                                    • Saturday, August 3, 2019- Special Olympics State Tournament (Saratoga Complex, Waukesha)
                                    • Saturday, August 3, 2019 starting at 8AM.  (We would LIKE to have 3 umpires per field volunteering their time)
                                    • 5-diamonds.   One diamond is T-Ball (one umpire only) and four diamonds needing 3 umpires on each field.

                                    Sept. 14-15, 2019 :

                                  • Last Chance King of the Hill – Salem, WI
                                    Oct. TBD, 2019:
                                  • Fall Brawl – Raymond, WI umpire4“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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                                    DUES-

                                    USA Dues:

                                    Registration Link-   USA Softball of Wisconsin

                                    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

                                    http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/About/About-Us/Alternate-Homepage

                                    https://www.facebook.com/usasoftballwi/

                                    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:

                                    You can order from SEWSA Member Dennis Lipski:

                                    Dennis Lipski

                                    Dlafl43@aol.com

                                    414-378-1860

                                    www.honigs.com

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