Softball Officials Training

Earn extra money year round as an adult softball league umpire or scorekeeper!  Each year, the Parks and Recreation Department hosts separate free training for softball umpires and scorekeepers.  Training is held in January and February at Safety City (46th & Ave)

Anyone interested in umpiring or scorekeeping for the City of Lubbock is required to attend these classes.  The training is free and required for both veteran and new participants. 

Parks and Recreation hosts three sessions of Adult Softball Leagues during the year with over a hundred teams per session.  Umpires are paid $14 per game, and scorekeepers are paid $9 per game.

Safety City is located at 46th Street and Avenue U inside Clapp Park.  For more information or to register for training, contact Kyla Pruitt at 806-775-2672.

2017 Training Schedule

Officials Classroom Training - February 6, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Paperwork, dues and uniform requirements
New rules and changes

Officials Classroom Training - February 9, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Professionalism and Game Management

Officials Classroom Training
- February 13, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Rules 1-9

Officials Classroom Training - February 15, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Umpire Mechanic Changes, Rule 10

Officials Clinic (Berl Huffman)
- February 18, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mechanics and Positioning


Officials Classroom Training - February 20, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
City Rules
Q & A Sessoin

Scorekeeper Training
February 8 & 16, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Safety City
Paperwork & City rules

Shut Up & Play Training Tournament
February 25-26, 2017, Berl Huffman Athletic Complex