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SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION

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.

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

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

Passed May 4, 2020****

No names were attached to any voting.

Constitution Article 3.6 Members in good standing (3 meetings attended and dues paid) with the association will be invited to a potential “end of the year” banquet for it’s members.

ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES
–Approve25
–Do not approve0
Total Respondents: 25

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Constitution Article 7.3 All members in good standing shall be eligible to vote in election. Show of hands/silent vote/email will determine winner of elections (based on president’s recommendation).
ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES
–Approve23
–Do not approve2
Total Respondents: 25

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By-Law Article 3.3 To be considered as “a member in good standing” a member must attend at least three meetings per year and have his dues paid in full.
ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES
–Approve24
–Do not approve1
Total Respondents: 25

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By Law Article 4.4 The president or any 3 sitting board member may call a special meeting.  Membership must be notified 14 days prior to the special (unscheduled) meeting.
ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES
–Approve24
–Do not approve1
Total Respondents: 25

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Election-   The position of “Sergeant at Arms” is up for election and must vote for only one candidate.
  • Answered: 23 
  • Skipped: 2
ANSWER CHOICESRESPONSES
–Mark Gondek7
–Timothy Houk16
Total Respondents: 23

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

56 people joined the session


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


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Brad Tittington from Referee Magazine joined the event and discussed the benefits of joining NASO

NASO: No longer covers lost game fees (like games missed due to Coronavirus)

Risk Management

Legal Council (lawsuit)

Assault Protection – up to $15,500 medical and game fees

Discounts for cars/hotels

Referee Magazine subscription

Legal Advice- up to 3x per year

www.Umpattire.com- 25% off order

Discount @ the Referee Magazine store

Daily emails for case plays in Softball/Football/Baseball/Basketball/Volleyball

1-year is $116.00/ 2- year is $199.00 (tax deductible)

Referee Magazine only- $46.95- 1 year/ $81.95- 2 years

Registration for NASO is 365 days from when you originally sign up

Free Case Plays

Brad Tittrington- Btrittrington@referee.com

Ken Koester- Kkoester@referee.com (Group discounts for NASO)

***SEWSA Meeting from 5/11/20***

33 people joined the session

Discussion of PPE- Umpires standing behind the pitcher to call balls and strikes

Falls Angels Tournament postponed- hoping for later date

Discussions about how PPE and games will be played? Will school fields be open for use?

Look back discussion- Videos

SEWSA Training Session 3 Look Back Rule

Softball Look Back Rule

Posted by SEWSA Softball on Monday, May 11, 2020

***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)

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

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82365241524?pwd=NW9iZzFMajh4bDRucTJKZk1LQ0IyQT09

  • June 8, 2020- teleconference for SEWSA training- 7PM
  • June 15, 2020- teleconference for SEWSA training- 7PM
  • June 22, 2020- teleconference for SEWSA training- 7PM
  • June 29, 2020- teleconference for SEWSA training- 7PM

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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 13-14, 2020

BLAST INTO SUMMER- Kenosha, WI

June 12-14, 2020

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

June 13- 14, 2020

KENOSHA FUSION

June 19- 21, 2020 (TENTATIVE- Waiting on tournament to decide)

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

June 26- 28, 2020

CAMPBELLSPORT (PGF)- Campbellsport, WI

July 3-5, 2020 (TENTATIVE- Waiting on tournament to decide)

Falls Angels

July 10-12, 2020

RACINE PGF

July 11, 2020- TENTATIVE

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

July 31- August 2, 2020

Wisconsin Twisters

August 1, 2020- TENTATIVE

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

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Wisconsin Fastpitch League

https://www.wisconsinfastpitchleague.com/

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

Special Olympics-   July 11 and August 1

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 (Pending)

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

USA State C-   7/23/20- 7/26/20-   Waukesha, WI (Pending)

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

USA Softball Registration-

https://cdn3.sportngin.com/attachments/document/0114/9138/Umpire-registration-form.pdf#_ga=2.46386019.596759460.1583171856-433671867.1583171856http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/About/About-Us/Alternate-Homepagehttps://www.facebook.com/usasotballofwiumpires/

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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:

www.honigs.com

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