Mental Preparation – Should ‘of, Could ‘of, Would ‘of

By Glenn Waggoner. In any sport the theme for umpires is the physical and mental preparation for each contest. We are often reminded that the athletes are stronger, faster and more agile. So we know that getting in shape with some form of activity will help us endure the challenges we will soon face. But how do we prepare ourselves

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Sample EMAIL to Coach/Event Manager

Here is a sample email to send to a school to confirm your assignment. It will work for either a crew chief or the plate umpire. Coach / Event Manager : I am confirming the umpire crew for your game on (Date) will be: Plate umpire name, base umpire name, base umpire name. Our schedule shows that the game/double-header starts

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Pre-game Procedures – start a week before game date

Contacting the Coaches and your Partner by email: A sample email is located on CCSUA Locker Room – Protocols Corner in the Professionalism sub-category.  You should send this five to seven days prior to game. This gives the coach ample time to respond, especially with upcoming weekends. The crew chief /plate umpire should check the Arbiter Schedule and home team

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Post-game Procedures

This article includes topics taken from the CCA Manual for Post-game The post-game starts before the game is over. Create a checklist similar to your pre-game checklist. Umpires should have as part of their accessories a small pad and pen to take notes during the game. This as important your indicator, brush, etc. When taking notes, be careful that it

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