Margarita Officials Association (MOA)

The Margarita Officials Association (MOA), is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide expertly trained and certified fast pitch and slow pitch officials (umpire and scorekeeping) within Southern California, specifically, the regions of North San Diego County and Southern Riverside County. "The MOA recruits and trains softball umpires qualified to umpire ASA, NCAA, NFHS, NAFA, Triple Crown, PGF and other nationally recognized associations of softball, as well as all levels of recreational softball (both fast pitch and slow pitch, both youth and adult)" MOA is proud of its member umpires, some of whom have been selected to work at National and International levels of play.

August 30 General Meeting

CIF play of the week

With no outs, R1 on third base and R2 on second base, B3 hits a pop-up that lands untouched between home plate and the pitcher’s plate. The ball has backspin and is rolling back toward home plate. As R1slides into home, the ball rolls into her and F2 has to step over her to retrieve the ball.
In (a), the ball touches R1 in fair territory prior to her touching home plate.
In (b), the ball touches R1 in fair territory after she has touched home plate.
In (c), the ball touches R1 in foul territory. What’s your call?

Rules Knowledge

Rule Knowledge

The MOA provides year-round Rules Knowledge training in both a classroom setting as well as round-table discussions of rule changes and interpretation.setting to ensure that our members have the rule knowledge necessary to excel on the field.

Mechanics

Mechanics

The MOA provides year-round Mechanics training in both a classroom setting as on the field training to ensure that our members have the rule knowledge necessary to excel on the field.

Professionalism

The MOA provides the mentorship program to help umpires present themselves professionally, including proper uniform standards and game management. Umpires get one chance to make a first impression – the MOA ensures our members have the tools necessary to make that good first impression a lasting one.

Growth

Integer The MOA senior members regularly provide post-game feedback to junior members in order to maximize their potential, and to prepare them for "the next level".

WHY JOIN THE MOA

MOA has some of the top training in the United States! Umpires are trained to work high levels of both Fast Pitch & Slow Pitch Softball.
Fast Pitch Umpires can work CIF San Diego Section High Schools, Multiple Recreational Leagues and high level Travelball Tournaments.
Slow Pitch Umpires can work various Recreational Leagues and Tournaments.

WHY HIRE MOA UMPIRES

ASA and CIF trained and certified. Have been subject to an ASA personal background check. Required to attend extensive annual softball rules and mechanics training and are qualified to umpire the Recreational level, High School level, Collegiate level and International level. Capable of umpiring one, two or three Umpire Systems.
We can provide umpires to meet your specific needs, within San Diego and Riverside County.