GHSA

NGAUA provides umpires for Georgia High School fast pitch and slow pitch games and tournaments.

For any questions regarding GHSA, please contact:

Powell Hazzard
678-644-1781 (cell)
770-888-8271 (home)
powellhazzard@bellsouth.com

NEWS

Important High School Information
Deadline for completing the GHSA Exam and Clinic is TBA (usually last July).
Click here for GHSA Softball rules Clinic for Coaches and Officials. The exam link will be posted when it becomes available.

2012 GHSA Study Guide is available
The GHSA study guide for this year's exam is available for review online. Exam  
Study Guide

GHSA 2012 North Geogia Camp information
While the GHSA rules clinic is mandatory every year, NGAUA umpires should attend a GHSA softball umpire camp every two years. In an advance camp you will be evaluated while calling real high school games. Here is a short list of the camps closest to our area, a list of other clinics around the state check out GHSA web site

Note: While advance camps list several days, you only have to attend a single day to get credit.

2012 Mandatory Meeting for High School Umpiring (May 23rd, 2012 7pm)
All umpires planning or thinking of umpiring GHSA (high school) softball must attend a mandatory meeting on May 23rd 7pmat Lockheed Elementary School (in the gym at the back of the school).

Critical information regarding the upcoming season will be covered as well as information about school schedules, pay, tournaments, and post-season playoffs.

There are only two ways to get the REQUIRED RULES CLINIC.

Contact Bob Earwood at 678-567-9730 or bnlearwood@hotmail.com with any questions.

Congratulations to NGAUA's 2010 GHSA Post Season Umpires

Elite Eight State Championship games in Columbus
Chuck Cantrell Powell Hazzard
Shawn Schumacher  
Region and State Playoff Round 1 & 2
Rick Ballew Chuck Cantrell
Jimmy Derrick Lee Gray
Don Harris Powell Hazzard
Shane Head Jim Hiett
Warner Lombard Lamar Meers
Mike Moran Joseph Rochon
Shawn Schumacher Michael Scott
Bobby Streetmon Randy Thomas
Wayne Tippens Daniel Tucker
GADC Senior All State Softball Games At Mercer
Shane Head Mike Moran
Micheal Scott  
GADC Senior AllStar Softball Games At Dalton
Powell Hazzard Shane Head

 2010 NGAUA High Schools
NGAUA is in charge of all home games for 31 Georgia schools in 2010 The following is a list of all 31 NGAUA GHSA schools

~~CLICK HERE FOR 2008 DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO HIGH SCHOOLS~~

~~CLICK HERE FOR 2010 DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO HIGH SCHOOLS (under construction)~~

Allatoona Norh Cobb
Campbell North Cobb Chrisian
Cherokee North Paulding
E. Paulding Osborne
Etowah Paulding Co.
Harrison Pebblebrook
Hillgrove Pope
Hiram River Ridge
Kell Sequoyah
Kennesaw Mtn. South Cobb
Lassiter South Paulding
Lovettr Sprayberry
Marietta Walker
McEachern Wheeler
Mt. Paran Whitefield
Woodstock

 What Are The Requirements to Umpire High School Ball

  1. Pay your GHSA dues
  2. Attend a GHSA clinic each year (free)
  3. Take the state GHSA Umpire Test and pass with 85% or higher -- each year

What Are The Requirements to be Eligible to Umpire Post Season High School Ball

  1. All the above requirements to umpire high school ball
  2. Attend a GHSA umpire camp at least once every two years (there is a fee -- see below but includes the required clinic for all umpires -- see info on these Umpire camps)

Download Your Umpire Handbook of Softball Rules Differences
The Umpire Handbook of Rule Differences is a must-have document for any NGAUA umpire who umpires more than one of the following types of fast pitch ball: ASA youth, ASA adult, Federation (high school), NCAA. The document discusses the major differences between the above types of ball and references the rule number from each of their respective rulebooks. The document is presented in an easy-to-read format with a complete table of contents.  To download just click on this link from ASA.

TOURNAMENTS

Date School Locations
Aug 13 - 14 Kell  
Aug 13 - 14 Hillgrove  
Aug 16-20 Marietta  
Sept 10 - 11 Cherokee  
Sept 9 -11 Kennesaw Mtn.  
Sept 16 -18 North Cobb  
Sept 22 - 25 Lassiter  

LINKS

http://www.ghsa.net -- The Official GHSA Web site
http://www.ghsaamerchandise.com - GHSA Leisure Way
http://www.officialgear.com -- GHSA Uniforms

UNIFORM

GHSA and NGAUA take great pride in presenting themselves with a professional uniform appearance. Please make sure your uniforms are complete, clean, pressed, and polished. To purchase official GHSA umpire equipment and uniforms, please contact the following vendors:

www.softballumps.com
(Local) Barry Sullivan, 770-623-1750
(Local) Rick Januszewski. 770-448-6605
(National) http://www.officialgear.com 1-800-654-8337

A list of the required GHSA Uniform, and examples, is as follows:

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION PHOTO
Shirt New Pro Style Polo Shirt (Powder Blue -- No front logo) STARTING IN 2008: PATCHES REQUIRED ON SHIRTS! Photo
Pants Gray Pants
Cap Fitted Blue Cap (No Logo) Photo
T-Shirt White Crewneck T-Shirt
Belt Black Leather Belt with Silver Buckle Photo
Shoes Black Shoes Photo
Socks Black or navy Blue Socks Photo
Ball Bag Navy Blue Ball Bag (No Letters) Photo
Brush Small Brush on Plate AND Bases Photo
Indicator Handheld Indicator with Balls, Strikes, Outs (Innings Optional) Photo
COLD WEATHER OPTIONS    
Jacket Navy Blue Jacket (Pullover or Zip Front) with ASA Logo Photo