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Welcome to the IAUSO Training Center.

We will have information posted here regarding upcoming pre-season orientations and trainings.

2023 Umpire Meetings

February 22, 2023 | 6PM
March 1, 2023 | 6PM
March 5, 2023 | 3PM


Valley South Woods WDM Learning Center

625 S 35th St 
West Des Moines, IA

All umpires must attend one pre-season meeting

2023 Umpire Training

Baseball Mechanic & Cage Work Training

February 18, 2023 | 8:45AM - 11:30AM
March 4, 2023 | 8:45AM - 11:30AM


Diamond Sports Academy

4601 NW Urbandale Dr 
Suite 106
Urbandale, IA 50322

Instructors -


J.P. Richardson

  • Head Umpire Trainer for USSSA Iowa

  • 17 years IHSAA registered umpire

  • 14 Sub State Finals

  • Worked JUCO through Division 1 in Iowa

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Heath Banks

  • Started umpiring in 1994 while in High School

  • 29 years IHSAA registered umpire

  • 12 State Tournaments

  • Graduated with honors from Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring Florida in 2001

  • Has umpired JUCO through Division 1 since 2001

  • Currently a substitute umpire for the Iowa Cubs and Omaha Royals


Fastpitch Clinic 
February 26, 202

9AM - 11:45AM Morning Session
Plate work & Base Mechanics


The Tiger Cage 
1650 Fuller Rd 
West Des Moines, IA

11:45AM - 1PM Break for Lunch

1PM - 3:15PM Afternoon Session
Classroom & Rule Work

WDM Public Library
4000 Mills Civic Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Instructors -


Don Briscoe 

  • USSSA National Fastpitch Umpire-in-Chief 

  • Umpired for 45 years           

  • Served on staff for 7 Collegiate Conferences

  • Active member of Central Georgia Umpire Association

  • Umpired 23 National/World Series for USSSA  

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 John Wright 


  • Has officiated High School and College Softball, Basketball and Volleyball since 1992

  • USSSA Fastpitch Umpire since 2007

  • USSSA UIC for Pennsylvania since 2009 

  • Currently in charge of USSSA umpires for all New England States

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New Officials

Before taking the field, new officials must:

  1. Attend an orientation

  • The above pre-season meetings would count for a new umpires orientation

2. Attend an on field training session

  • These will start the first week of league play and will be available on a weekly basis

veteran Officials

It is beneficial for all umpires to continue training. Highly recommended to attend an on-field training.

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