Payments Umpire Preparation Arbiter Sports Scheduling Tournaments Handling Situation on Field Game Reports Rules Questions
Recreation 1 Umpire ($35) Recreation 2 Umpire ($30-$35) Select Baseball 1 Umpires ($47) Select Baseball 2 Umpires ($42) MABL/Reserve Baseball ($47) (Keystone and Papillion Games paid through PSOA once every two weeks.)
Week 1-2 Plate Mechanics ◦ Will use high school practices to get umpires behind live pitching. Will get umpires on camera. Week 2-3 Base Mechanics/Plate Cont. ◦ Will use high school outdoor practices/inter squad scrimmages to work on base work and live plate mechanics. Again will use camera to film umpires work. Week 3 and Week 4 Rules Meetings ◦ Will break down rule by rule. This is good review for experienced umpires and great tool for new umpires. All Meetings will be put on arbiter to accept or decline once plans are finalized with practices and room availability.
www.Umphub.com www.Umphub.com ◦ Proper Plate Conference ◦ Working the Plate ◦ Managing Arguments with Coaches ◦ Advantage/Disadvantage Calls PSOA Observers ◦ Videos posted to youtube ◦ Observation forms submitted via PSOA website ◦ 59 Observations done last year. ◦ 110 video clips given to umpires last year.
1. Be professional ◦ Dress ◦ Communication ◦ Handling Situations ◦ Reliable and Responsible 2. Arrive on Site 30-15 minute before first pitch 3. Have plate meeting 5 minutes before the game. 4. Learn each game. 5. Work hard for players, coaches, and spectators.
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All schedule changes please e-mail myself at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Any changes day of game please contact me and umpires. ◦ I currently work on field as well. Better to be safe than sorry. Please double check all schedules on arbiter each week and each time you get game reminder 2 days before a game.
If you would like a crew chief present it is $10 per time slot. (PSOA pays other $10) ◦ Strongly recommend a crew chief for 4 fields or more. ◦ There to answer rule questions ◦ There to observe, evaluate and improve umpires. ◦ Extra umpire in case of no show, illness, late arrival, extra inning game, etc….. Sooner I get the schedule sooner I can lock in best quality umpires. Any special rules for tournaments please send to me so I can get on our website.
All parties are learning the game. When going out to the calling umpire have a good why. ◦ Get a explanation ◦ Get a rule question answered ◦ See if they can get help on the play. Umpires are trained to talk to coaches not to engage in arguments. ◦ If umpire gives a stop sign or walks away agree to let go move on. ◦ If it is a situation you need to report please do. On the field is not going to end well for anyone.
Via arbiter or via E-Mail. (E-Mail preferred) Game details (Date, time, location, teams) Play situation details Specifics of before, during, and after. I communicate with all parties before making any decisions or final judgments. Main purpose for game reports is to educate and improve not to discipline or black ball anyone.
Equipment ◦ Bats ◦ Cleats ◦ Catchers Gear ◦ Gloves ◦ Distracting or illegal equipment Field Ground Rules ◦ Dead Ball/Live Ball Territory ◦ Catch and Carry ◦ Holes in fencing ◦ Safety Concerns ◦ Netting
Batting ◦ Fair/Foul Ball ◦ Strike Zone ◦ Dead ball vs. Live ball Base Running ◦ Interference vs. Obstruction ◦ In Field Fly ◦ Awarding Bases (Pitched Ball vs. Thrown Ball) ◦ Collision Plays Pitching ◦ Balks ◦ Visits and Changing Pitchers
Plays Communication Arbiter PSOA Website Etc……