SA Softball of South Dakota is honored to have some of the best clinicians in the world at this year's Umpire Clinics.
Not only is our very own Northern Region and State UIC Steve Riswold but we also have Southeast Region UIC Jimmy Derrick of Georgia as 2 of the clinicians. As added bonus, joining them will be USA Softball Director of Umpires Kevin Ryan.
If you have never heard these 3 guys talk umpiring you are missing out. Not only are they informative, but also very entertaining. Whether you are a veteran umpire or just beginning, it is very much worth the $70 to go to this clinic.
Although not confirmed yet, there is also a chance that "It will be a party!" as retired UIC from the Northwest Region Wild Bill Silves is considering attending also. Mr. Silves just received the Merle Butler Umpire Award of Excellence at the 2017 UIC meetings in OKC.
So mark it on your calendar to be at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls on April 8th and 9th. Cost is only $70.00. If you need rooms there is a block at Quality Inn for $99 a night for a double.
Also the Duck, Tom Suedmeier of Aberdeen will have the new umpire attire at the site as well as some closeouts of the former uniforms if interested.