How to Earn Good Money As a Softball Umpire
A good opportunity exists for anyone who likes baseball/softball to earn $300-$1000 per month during the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons by serving as an umpire. You don’t need to be an experienced player to be a successful umpire. Your local umpires association will provide all the training you need as well as help with uniforms and equipment.
For an investment of around $100-$175 you can be up and running and working on independent contractor basis earning $20+ an hour part time in the evenings and on weekends. That covers your association dues, uniform, and ball/strike counter. That’s all you need and your in business for yourself.
The first thing you need to do is go online to Google.com and type in “(your city)+softball umpire associations.” You will find listings of umpire associations in your area. If you don’t find what you’re looking for that way type in NSA umpires, USSSA umpires, ASA umpires, or SSUSA umpires. Those are the main softball governing associations in the U.S. and all will have pages you can click into for local contact information.
Once you email or call your local U.I.C. (umpire in charge) let him know you are interested in working as an umpire in the area. This person will welcome you because there is always room for new umpires in all parts of the country. It’s an on-going need and they will be happy to have you.
A typical 7-inning softball game with an hour time limit pays $20-$22 per game. Many leagues play doubleheaders so for only 2 hours of fun you will earn $40-$44. I umpire 2 doubleheaders per evening and earn $88 for 4 hours of fun. I do this 3 nights per week which earns me $264 per week…$1,056 per month! That is an excellent part time earnings potential.
If you want to work on weekends you can volunteer for tournaments. You will typically do 5-7 games on Saturday and 4-6 on Sunday. If you work 12 games at $22 each you earned another $264 for the weekend.
Many leagues operate Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons and there is plenty of work available. You set your own schedule and work when you want and as much as you want. No matter if you’re in your teens or in your 60’s there is a lucrative and fun opportunity waiting for you as a softball umpire.