Mike Zizzi started umpiring in 1982. Since then he has officiated over four thousand games, mainly in the North and Northwest sides of Chicago and suburbs. In 1998 he began umpiring ASA tournaments beyond the local level. He has officiated two Grant Park and Forest Park tournaments, five North / South competitions, eleven State and Metros, and ten ASA National Tournaments. After achieving different umpiring awards, he attained “Elite” status as an ASA umpire in 2006. Mike is the only 16-inch softball umpire from Illinois to achieve this status. He is also a member of the National Indicator Fraternity of Umpires, a peer-driven, nation-wide network. Mike lives on the Northwest side of Chicago.