New Web initiative provides study guides, publications, and other resources

PLANT CITY, FLORIDA (USA) -- Continuing its commitment to maintaining the highest level of officiating, softball's world governing body has today launched ISF UmpSchool in cooperation with RuleBox Software. The online resource provides men and women access to umpire publications, practice tests, and other tools for becoming a world class on-field official for the game.

"As umpires, we continually strive to know the rules better so that we give our best when on the field. ISF UmpSchool places a lot of learning tools in one spot so that you can brush up on your rule knowledge and umpire mechanics and systems," said International Softball Federation Director of Umpires Bob Stanton. "With UmpSchool you will have access to practice tests that you can design yourself; to the Official Rules, the Case Book, and the new Umpire Manual as well as the 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-umpire systems. This is truly a great opportunity for the ISF to deliver its umpire materials and have it all received in one place. This is indeed a step forward in our umpiring program."

Included among the contents in ISF UmpSchool are the 2010-2013 Official Rules of Softball, the ISF Umpire Manual, and the ISF Case Book. The one-year fee to register is only USD$15.00 (fifteen dollars).

For the head of umpiring at the national governing body for softball in the ISF member countries there are administrative tools including the ability to log in and monitor the progress of ISF UmpSchool registered users to see what areas of the game need more teaching in that nation.

"We are excited to be working with the ISF to provide umpires around the globe with access to ISF UmpSchool," said Eric Newmark, President of RuleBox Software. "This is a great new opportunity for all umpires to enhance their knowledge of the game, increase their involvement in the sport, and further their career as an umpire."

Effective immediately, ISF UmpSchool can be reached by single-clicking on the ad for it in the right-hand column on any page in the Umpiring section of or by heading directly to

About the ISF
The ISF is the world governing body of the sport as recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and SportAccord (formerly the General Association of International Sports Federations). Softball (women's fast pitch) made its Olympic debut at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. There are 128 affiliated countries in the ISF and millions of participants in the sport worldwide.

About RuleBox Software
RuleBox Software specializes in delivering fully-customized testing, training and test preparation tools for organizations, corporations, professional groups and individuals. RuleBox's online environment is uniquely customized to deliver the content, functionality and design needed to help organizations of all kinds increase membership, certifications, revenue, trained staff, trade knowledge, and employment opportunities. RuleBox provides a secure, multilingual environment for online education to organizations on a worldwide level. For more information, visit

MEDIA: For more information, please contact ISF Director of Communications Bruce Wawrzyniak at,
+1-813-864-0100, or +1-813-453-8762.