Welcome to the  National Softball Association Northern Zone
Michigan NSA Umpires

NSA Umpires must be registered
online at PlayNSA.com and be
assigned a registration number
prior to placing an order for NSA
merchandise or working a game.

NSA Umpire-in-Chief Contacts:
Mike Ogden - Fastpitch State UIC
Ray Couturier - Slow Pitch State UIC

BPA - Baseball Umpire-in-Chief Contact:
Eric Adams - BPA State UIC

You can pay for your registration fee by
check or by charge.  Common issues on

WHY was my charge declined?
Fastpitch State UIC: 
        Mike Ogden
        Email: mike5220@msn.com  Phone: 517-937-1260

Slow Pitch State UIC:  
        Ray Couturier
     Email: rcouturier@playnsa.com   Phone:  231-218-4801

National Softball Association

How to Register with NSA to become an Official

  What’s New
A. Umpire Registration or Sanction will now be called Umpire Membership
B. Create your own on-line user account - ONE TIME ONLY, use multiple years.
C. National Fee payment on-line
D. MUST PAY NSA National Office MEMBERSHIP/REGISTRATION FEE to be able to work
E. Your own user page with umpire information posted

NSA Umpire Membership/Registration
     1. Log onto www.playnsa.com
     2. On the top right - click on the LOG IN button
     3. Click Register as a User - ONLY ONE TIME - will use this account for multiple years.
     4. Complete form
            a. Must have a valid email address, preferably your own (very important)
            b. Complete phone information
                    i. Both fields need to be completed, if you don’t have a home or cell, just
                       put SAME in the second phone location.
     5. Create your User ID and Password
           a. Write this down as going forward this will be how you get information
     6. Create your own security question and answer
     7. Click Register
     8. This will bring you to YOUR User Homepage
     9. At this point you can:
          a. Continue with membership/registration and on-line payment
          b. Leave page and come back later to complete registration and on-line payment
                 i. Don’t forget to LOG OUT
           Note: Most options will not be available until you have paid the umpire fee
                    and are assigned your membership/registration number for the year.

Completing Membership/Registration Application
    If you DID log out:
          a. LOG IN using your ID and Password and Go to step 1

     If you did NOT log out:
          a. Go to step 1

1. Click Umpire Membership/Registration Application - FILL OUT FORM COMPLETELY
          a. Check box for Independent Contractor
          b. Fill in Age
          c. Fill in years worked NSA
          d. Select your work State
                 i. State you will work the most in
          e. Select UIC (will populate according to the State you choose)
                 i. UIC you will work the most for
                 ii. REMEMBER THIS NAME
          f. Place a check mark in the boxes for the programs you will work
          g. Add any comments the UIC will need to know
          h. Click Sign up
2. On Line Payment
          a. Thank you page pops up
                 i. Click the link ‘Pay your Membership Fee online now’
                      ii.  If you are a Standard Membership - Meaning you've worked NSA/BPA before:
                     1. Fill in your name
                     2. Fill in the UIC you selected on Registration Page
                     3. Click ‘Add to Cart’
                iii.  If you are a NEW UMPIRE (never have worked NSA or BPA before)
                     1. Select the program you want to primarily work
                     2. Fill in your name
                     3. Fill in the UIC you selected on Registration Page
                     4. Click ‘Add to Cart’
          b. Review your shopping cart
          c. Two payment options
                i. PayPal – if you have a PayPal account
                ii. Check Out – Payment by Credit/Debit Card
                iii. You will receive an emailed receipt for your online payment 
3. Mail in Payment by check - will take longer and possibly DELAY membership
         and your availability by a minimum of 7-10 days.
4. Once payment is received and approved, your membership/registration
         number will be sent to you via EMAIL - Important to use your own email!

5.  You will now be able to work NSA Sanctioned events and purchase NSA
     Merchandise from the National Office.

6.  You can now use your Membership Number & Password to LOG IN  
    www.PlayNSA.com and select the LOG IN (TOP RIGHT)
     Instructions on how to use the Assigning program:

     NSA-BPA Umpire Assigning Program - UMPIRE INSTRUCTIONS

Only your local and state NSA-BPA UIC/Zone and National Office will have access to your contact information.  Other UIC’s and Directors will be able to verify your online registration, BUT will only be able to attain your contact info by requesting it from your local or state NSA-BPA UIC.
The same rules and regulations/procedures will apply for umpires traveling out of
the area or state to work as in prior years.

If you have questions, please contact your Area/State UIC.  Thank you.

e  National Softball Association Northern Zone

2018 Michigan Umpire Association Fees:

NEW:  The $60 FEE FOR UMPIRE Membership/Registration
will go directly to the NSA-BPA National Office.

MI Umpire Association Fees will be collected when the umpire attends the either a clinic or their first tournament.

The first tournament/clinic of the year will be the Early Bird/Umpire Clinic
April 21 - 22, 2018

Instructions on how to submit Umpire Membership/Registration for 2018:

Why was my card declined? 
The address you enter when paying by a charge has to match where the credit card statement is mailed.  If the address does not match, the card will be declined.

The CVV or THREE DIGIT NUMBER or SECURITY CODE ( from the back of the card) you entered does not match what your credit/debit card company has on file.

Some charge and debit cards have a DAILY LIMIT on the amount that can be put on a card.

If you are using a debit card, sometimes deposits are not immediately available for use - please contact your bank.

If you have double checked the above items, please contact your credit card company.

Umpire Clinics and Meetings:

NSA-BPA National Convention
- The NSA-BPA National Convention is held every year
either the last week in October or the first week in November.
  All Umpires are invited
and encouraged to attend. Current information is always available at www.Playnsa.com

NSA-BPA Northern Zone Conference - The NSA-BPA Northern Zone Conference is held every OTHER year, usually the end of January, or the first two weeks of February. 
All Umpires are invited and encouraged to attend.  Updates will be posted on the main page of www.NSANorth.com when available.
  Zone Conference, INCLUDING UMPIRES will be held in Columbus, Indiana on January 27-28-29th, 2017 - Click HERE for Details

Michigan MEETING - Michigan NSA-BPA meeting is usually in December that coincides with the Michigan NSA Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Banquet.  This meeting will go over
rule or procedure changes that have occurred at the NSA National Convention.  Details will
be listed below when available.

Michigan NSA FASTPITCH Clinic & Umpire SPRING TRAINING Scrimmage Tournament Michigan NSA is now holding ONE weekend for their FASTPITCH clinic, and in 2015 will be held in conjunction with an UMPIRE SPRING TRAINING SCRIMMAGE TOURNAMENT on Sunday.  This will be a scrimmage tournament with teams participating and allowing the umpires to work LIVE on different aspects of the game. The clinic is usually held in March or April.  Details will be listed below when available.   Everyone is encouraged to attend! 

Michigan NSA Slow Pitch Clinic - Michigan NSA is planning to hold multiple locations for their Slow Pitch clinics in 2016.  Please feel free to contact Ray or Tony if you have questions.
Details will be listed below when available.  Everyone is encouraged to attend!

Michigan BPA Clinic - If no information is posted, please contact the State UIC for Baseball

        2017 MICHIGAN STATE Meeting in conjunction with the
        NSA- BPA Hall of Fame Awards Banquet - SAVE THE DATE

       Click Here for RSVP FORM for the STATE Clinic Meeting & Hall of Fame Evening
        DATE:  December 2, 2017

        TIMES:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Umpire Meeting
  RSVP FORMClick Here for RSVP FORM for STATE CLINIC & Hall of Fame Awards Banquet
                5:00 - Approximately 10:00 PM - Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet

        DINNER TICKETS if you would like to join us and support your fellow umpires.

              LocationRamada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center  517-627-3211
                              Hotel Reservations Please use BLOCK CODE:  SAB2
                               Block and room rate expires, Friday, November 24th
                              $75 Room Rate includes up to (4) hot breakfast buffet tickets per room

                                7501 W. Saginaw Highway
                                Lansing, MI 48917 
           New Rules and Updates - Tournament Dates - New Procedures & Policies
           Fastpitch Umpires:  Newcomers Welcome!  Rule Changes - Convention News & 2018 Updates
           Please select the Link for the Michigan Hall of Fame from the above left for
           location details and which of the umpires will be Inducted to the Michigan NSA-BPA
           Hall of Fame and those who will be recognized this year.  Everyone is welcome to
           attend the dinner, and we encourage all to attend the awards banquet to support
           your fellow umpires.

      BPA Baseball Umpire Clinic - TBA for 2018

    NSA SLOW PITCH Umpire CLINIC - TBA for 2018

Please contact Mike if you have questions on which session you should attend.
  Location:  TBA
       Dates:   TBA

Times:  SATURDAY  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM  and  SUNDAY  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SATURDAY & SUNDAY:  Rookies & Umpires with less than 3 years experience with NSA
                                             or those wanting to brush up on specific areas.
        Sunday ONLY: 
Veterans - Umpires with 4 or more years experience with NSA


       Directions to Potterville High School:
       Potterville HIGH SCHOOL and Potterville ELEMENTARY School are next
       to each other

       420 N. High Street
       Potterville, MI 48876

        (From Charlotte)
        I-69 North to Exit 66,  Potterville, M-100
        Turn Left.  Go 1/2 Mile to Main Street  TURN Right One Block
        School is on left hand side.

        (From Lansing)
        I-69 South to Exit 66,  Potterville,  M-100
        Turn Right.  Go 1/2 Mile to Main Street - TURN Right One Block
        School is on left hand side

   Umpire Training Scrimmage for 2018 Date: TBA
            Bring all Gear & Uniforms

   Sunday: Umpire Spring Training Scrimmage Tournament - TIME is TBA
            Sunday Location: TBA


Michigan NSA Fastpitch UIC's                Michigan NSA Slow Pitch UIC's

Mike Ogden                                                     Ray Couturier
NSA Fastpitch State UIC                                    NSA Slow Pitch State UIC

NSA Northern Zone Asst. UIC                          Email:  rcouturier@lkqcorp.com

Email: mike5220@msn.com                             231-218-4801

Ron Churchill
                                                Tony Hool
NSA Fastpitch UIC Staff                                  NSA Slow Pitch UIC Staff
Email: brcwrc@sbcglobal.net                           Email:
 810-824-6997                                                  248-240-3744

Bill Wheat
NSA Fastpitch UIC Staff
:  bwheat@mwrco.com


MI NSA Fastpitch Page


To add multiple items if needed, add the first to CART, then select CONTINUE SHOPPING to add more items.

           Amount Paying for UMPIRE MISC $

         PAY FOR SANCTION ?   YES or NO :


         Items/Merchandise Description 1:

          Items/Merchandise Description 2:


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