ASA Umpire National Indicator Fraternity

This reward program has been available to ASA umpires since 1986. It was originally started as a program for those umpires who have been assigned and officiated in three national championships, but did not qualify or gain approval for International Softball Federation (ISF) certification. Today it is considered the highest level reward program for ASA Umpires, not including the ASA Hall of Fame Umpire classification or ISF certification.

There are currently 2,212 members certified with the National Indicator Fraternity (NIF), with approximately 100-125 added annually. The applicant must have been an ASA registered umpire for at least seven (7) years, but does not have to be currently active. To qualify the umpire must have umpired or served as a national championship UIC or assistant UIC for three nationals, or can substitute attendance at an ASA Advanced Umpire School for one of the nationals. Approval by the local commissioner and the Regional UIC is mandatory for acceptance. Cost is $15 and the umpire receives a certificate, membership card and a patch.

The program is popular for those umpires who have advanced to the next level, and as a result have umpired in three nationals. It is a select group, considering that there are nearly 50,000 umpires nationwide. Applications must be received by Dec. 1st of each year in order for your name to be permanently displayed in the National Hall of Fame and printed annually in the ASA Case Book.

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Colorado Umpire National Indicator Fraternity

Name Hometown Association Year
Chuck Allen Pagosa Springs, CO Colorado ASA 1995
Jim Bagwell Durango, CO Colorado ASA 2006
Glenda Bates-Kolman Thornton, CO Colorado ASA 2000
Mark Beeman Colorado Springs, CO Colorado ASA 2000
Arthur “Don” Bennett Montrose, CO Colorado ASA 1998
Michael L. Brady Ft. Collins, CO Colorado ASA 1988
C. James Cieminski Aurora, CO Colorado ASA 1995
Bridget Collins Lakewood, CO Colorado ASA 2006
Michael Engel Arvada, CO Colorado ASA 2009
Steve Ertzberger Littleton, CO Colorado ASA 1993
Charlie Flowers Denver, CO Colorado ASA 1998
Virgil Frey Grand Junction, CO Colorado ASA 1986
Jim George Broomfield, CO Colorado ASA 2005
James Gochenour Aurora, CO Colorado ASA 2003
Terry Gregg Denver, CO Colorado ASA 1993
Gordon “Chris” Hill Arvada, CO Colorado ASA 2005
Stephen R. Hines Denver, CO Colorado ASA 2000
Larry L. Hood Pueblo, CO Colorado ASA 1986
Judy Johnston Lafayette, CO Colorado ASA 1998
Edwin Jones, Jr. Ft. Collins, CO Colorado ASA 1996
Jack Kiplinger Colorado Springs, CO Colorado ASA 2005
Donna Kraft Denver, CO Colorado ASA 1996
David Little Fort Collins, CO Colorado ASA 1993
Gene R. Little Aurora, CO Colorado ASA 1998
Curt Loomis Littleton, CO Colorado ASA 2001
Dave Lopez Colorado Springs, CO Colorado ASA 1998
Ronald L. Martin Longmont, CO Colorado ASA 1991
James McKinley Colorado Springs, CO Colorado ASA 2001
David Neidlinger Aurora, CO Colorado ASA 1986
James W. Oakes Aurora, CO Colorado ASA 1991
Gregory L. Phelan Peyton, CO Colorado ASA 2000
Jim Pierce Littleton, CO Colorado ASA 1993
Kathy Pixley Durango, CO Colorado ASA 1998
Michael “Mickey” Popejoy Westminster, CO Colorado ASA 1998
Richard A. Reininger Brighton, CO Colorado ASA 1988
Charles Rendon Pueblo, CO Colorado ASA 2000
Daniel Ringsby Arvada, CO Colorado ASA 2003
Ronald E. Roach Aurora, CO Colorado ASA 1998
Joe Sammon Colorado Springs, CO Colorado ASA 1986
Frank M. Schoengarth Westminster, CO Colorado ASA 1995
Lawrence R. Scutt Aurora, CO Colorado ASA 1994
Robert Smoker Lakewood, CO Colorado ASA 1993
Curtis Snow Arvada, CO Colorado ASA 1993
Raymond R. Stewart Grand Junction, CO Colorado ASA 1995
William Sturdevant Littleton, CO Colorado ASA 1994
Lynn Sunahara Denver, CO Colorado ASA 1996
David Taylor Aurora, CO Colorado ASA 2000
Robert L. Warmouth Aurora, CO Colorado ASA 1990
N. Earl Warren Aurora, CO Colorado ASA 1997
George White Aurora, CO Colorado ASA 1988
Beth Yacono Aurora, CO Colorado ASA 1996