Welcome to the website of the Softball Umpires of Maryland (SUM). SUM provides fastpitch Umpires in support of central Maryland girls travel tournaments. SUM's primary customer is the United States Specialty Sport Association (USSSA) tournament schedule. We also provide Umpires to the USSSA Nationals held in Maryland, Northern Virginia and World Series in Florida.


With the start of the new year, SUM will begin its training for new umpires in January and February. See Training Class Flyer

In addition, many of the SUM Umpires work high-school fastpitch games in the States of Maryland and Delaware and have worked the Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association Maryland State Championship tournament and Delaware semi-final and state championship games. A number of SUM Umpires officiate at the collegiate level in the Atlantic Region.

If you are interested in umpiring for SUM we would love to have you join our organization. Umpires working for SUM are trained in USSSA fastpitch softball rules as well as proper field mechanics. The tournament season is bifurcated and runs March through July with three weeks of World Series play at the end of July. Fall softball runs from the middle of September to the end of October.

Contact SUM if you would like to join us!

STATE CLINIC: Saturday March 3, 9:00 am
Gary Arthur Community Center
2400 State Route 97 (Roxbury Mills Road), Cooksville


Milton Young
Umpire of the Year

  Darryl Helford

On Saturday November 11, 2017 at the SUM Annual Banquet at Timbuktu

Darryl Helford and John Moore

were inducted into the SUM Hall of Fame

John Moore                                            

Updates on
Tommy Thompson



  Schedules & Dates Umpiring Information and Forms Individuals, Recognition, and Awards
2018 USSSA Summer Schedule

2018 Training Classes

2018 Rule Changes

Click here to get to information such as the USSSA Rulebook, the USSSA umpire mechanics manual and SUM Forms

It takes many people to make any organization run successfully, and SUM is no different. Here are some of the individuals who support SUM and fastpitch softball.

See some of the recognitions our SUM umpires have gotten and memories of some who are no longer with us by clicking here.
Memorial Day 2013 2018 Important Dates
January 13 - February Saturdays RBI Games CCBC Catonsville
March 3 - SUM State Clinic, Gary Arthur Community Center
March 24 - Start of Tournament Season
July 11-15; 17-22; 23-28 - Nationals
September - November - Fall Ball
November 3 - Hall of Fame Banquet

Umpire and Softball
Arbiter Website
Arbiter Users Guide
USSSA East What’s the Rule Message Board – Rules Q&As
USSSA East General Umpire Discussion Message Board
National USSSA Umpire Information
Delaware Maryland USSSA Website
USSSA Region 1
USSSA National



Boombah Shirts and Hats

Licensed USSSA New Era Caps


For sales and support, call


Monday - Friday:

8:00am - 5:30pm CST

Flex Fit or FittedMust have order of 6+
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To read the posted Rule Book and Umpires Manual, you will need Adobe Acrobat. Get the Free Reader by clicking the Acrobat Logo. 


Thanks to the Umpires who contributed games fees to raise $1,642 to fight Luekemia
Mike Behrens, Carramann Brown, Carroll Brown, Keith Brown, Steven Brown, John Calamari,
Jim Carberry, Chuck Carnaggio, Randy Chapman, Bill Chatterton, Tony Cossentino, Scott Davis,
John Dye, Bruce Eikenberg, Bruce Gibbs, Mark Habighurst, Stephanie Hill, Dwight Hirota,
Scott Hobbs, Joe Holonich, Mike Hughes, Jessie Jones, Ron Jones, Jim Kenner,
Bobby Kern, Harry Leitner, Jason Lewis, Ron Ludwig, Mark Montgomery, Rick Morris,
Sam Neubauer, Ashley Prince, Carla Privateer, Bryan Richter, Dave Ruest, Lori Schlesinger,
Spencer Schmidt, Steve Sholkoff, Doug Tucker, Tom Twombly, Nimrod Westcott, Damon Williams


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