Copper State Umpires was established in 1994 as a proprietorship. CSUA quickly learned that there was much more than just assigning umpires to a baseball game. Competitive baseball began to flourish and establish itself in Arizona in the late 1990's. With the expanding baseball facilities and home of former professional players teaching and improving baseball skills, young players quickly developed. Today, Arizona is a mecca for baseball both at the amateur and professional level as exhibited by the 15 MLB Spring Training sites in the Valley. Amateur teams, high school, college, and club teams travel to Arizona to experience the quality fields and training facilities to compete and develop young players with the hopes of dreams of professional baseball and educational scholarships.
Realizing the importance of quality umpiring CSUA incorporated and began to develop amateur umpires through an umpiring training body. Today that training body is now called the Arizona Umpire School. To date, CSUA and the umpiring staff have trained nearly 800 umpires. The Arizona Umpire School is staffed by current and professional umpires committed to teaching umpiring and umpiring excellence. All assigning is accomplished through a "state of the art" web based scheduling program (Arbiter Sports) to include online payroll system (Refpay). Transparency is provided for all customers for scheduling accuracy and compliance.
Copper State Umpires and its customers have become accustomed to nothing short of umpiring excellence. This is evident by the scholarships customers have provided to CSUA to teach quality umpiring and the expanding customer data base it serves. CSUA annually assigns 15,000 plus baseball games and continues to expand its satisfied customer base.
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