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Each year, the LSL organises a number of training courses to enable umpires to learn how to officiate and manage league games.

The London Softball League is committed offering umpiring courses, in partnership with BASU and BSUK.

Courses will include the following:

  • Outline of the key ISF Rules
  • Explanation of LSL Rules
  • Game management
  • Additional hints & tips

Gold / BASU courses

This is a 2 day course which is the gold tier of LSL umpiring programme. You can become a certified BASU official by passing a two-day qualification course led by a BASU Trainer and then successfully completing an assessment game monitored by one of these Trainer/Assessors, usually at a tournament.

Silver LSL one-day courses

The Silver course is a one day Umpiring course that is aimed at Umpires with some experience. There will be a focus on game management with time for practical drills. Participants will be qualified to umpire both plate and base in the LSL.

Bronze LSL half-day courses

The Bronze umpiring course is 3 hours and aimed at players who are new to umpiring. The focus will be umpiring in the field and there will be plenty of time for practical drills.

The participants will be qualified to umpire in the field.