This article includes excerpts from Referee publication No Argument. One of the biggest factors which separate the top college umpires is their ability to manage a game. College coaches, in general, have a more active role in the game because, for most of them, this is their livelihood, their job/career. Their longevity in that job can depend on the success
Judgment Calls and Arguments
You should also read the companion article: Misconduct – Questioning Strike Zone or Umpire’s Judgment. As stated in that companion article: A rule change in the 2016-2017 NCAA Rule Book, and a Point of Emphasis that year, states that coaches should not be allowed on the field to question judgment calls. These questions disrupt the flow of the game and
Handling Situations (by Anthony Garcia)
• You make a call on a hard hit down the line and you know without a doubt that you got it correct. You were in position, saw the whole thing with the correct angle and distance, had good timing, and ‘sold’ the call well but here comes the coach.• 1. First thing that usually hits your mind while he’s
Comments and Gestures – Where Is Your Line
Some material from Referee.com 10/10/19 Comments from head coaches, their coaching staffs, team supporters and fans can vary and deserve a multitude of responses. But when the comments go from noise to unprofessional conduct, officials have a responsibility to address it — using both management skills and the rules to establish a return to civility. When it comes to dealing
Coach approaches non-calling umpire
Crewness After a coach talks to the calling umpire, if any coach from either team talks to any other umpire about the play the only thing that umpire should tell the coach: Coach, the calling umpire has already made his call and talked to the coach about it. I have no comment.
Links to videos from college baseball clinics
Game Management – Listen Game Management – Composure
Umpire Procedures for Handling an Altercation or Brawl
When a physical altercation between two players starts, the closest umpire should immediately attempt to handle the situation. If the altercation evolves into a brawl between players of opposing teams all umpires must become involved. These rules come into effect: Rule 13.3 Physical Contact with an Umpire or Opponent Rule 13.4 Leaving Team Area to Join a Brawl All Umpires’
The first step to handling ejections is to try to avoid them if at all possible. One of the most important tenets for college softball umpires is respect for coaches and the jobs they have. We must do all we can to use the ejection tool only as a last resort. Review the Warnings article in the Game Management/Preventive section
Is There Any Humor in an Ejection?
Funny Ejection Stories This happened in a Division 1 game. An assistant coach got ejected for ranting and raving about a judgment call. The ejection was well warranted because of his “overboard” actions. There was no automatic suspension for this behavioral ejection, but he got worse than a suspension: The ejected coach had flown his mother out to the tournament