Game Report Template

USE THE BIG RED ”R” to do your brief report within 24 hours of the scheduled game time.  Please use the following five-questions as a guideline to complete your report. Perhaps you save this as a WORD document and use it each time to fill in your response…then place in the “Comment” section of your report. 1. Actual time the

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Detailed Instructions for Completing an Incident Report

Tips for Completing an Incident Report The details of an Incident Report should be concise and state the facts in a clear form to make it easy to understand the actions as they happened. Make it as simple as possible so the people reading it will have the facts without getting the impression that the umpire is trying to defend

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The Protocols for Ejections

Requirements for umpires after the game The ejecting umpire must submit an electronic Incident Report no later than 24 hours after the game to the appropriate person. IN ADDITION: the CCSUA Assigners’ request that before leaving the game site or between games of a doubleheader or tournament, the crew chief (plate umpire in a 2-umpire game) or the ejecting umpire,

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The “It” Factor

The “It” FactorFrom Referee.com 1/19/2018 Rules knowledge, mechanics and making the right calls are important. Missing any of those elements can break your career, but having them won’t make it. Wait. What? It’s true. They won’t set you apart. Because all officials should be studying the rules, getting in the right position to make the calls and making the right

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The Emotional Side of Umpiring

Source: Referee.com 4/2/2018 Judgment is an old concept in terms of human history, and as time goes on, humans are constantly trying to regulate judgment and eliminate emotion, to the point of robotic consistency. The essence of the evolution of judgment makes it something else, something resembling a computer program. If each game or contest regulated by humans was made

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My Levels of Thinking – by Glenn Waggonner

My Four Levels of Thinking: 1. Unconsciously incompetent – we are new to the game and have not read or grasped, nor applied everything we need to understand for the level of ball. We simply don’t get it yet. However, we are familiar with game from other levels of exposure. We worked together, we are partners. 2. Consciously incompetent –

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Softball Umpires A Threatened Species?

By Jim SandersonOur way of life is in danger of changing – the games that we umpire; the games that we have so much passion about. The games that are so much a part of our American culture and fabric of society, may not be played in the future due to lack of quality, trained, competent officials. A serious shortage

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Five Stages of Umpiring

This posting is mostly a summary of the material from an article in Referee Magazine, July 2016, written by George Hammond. Introduction Moving up as a softball umpire to the next levels of officiating is not a sprint, it is a marathon. Some officials progress faster through the stages than others. Some reach a plateau and find it difficult to

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The Current Officiating Crisis

As most of us are aware, there is a huge challenge for many softball umpire organizations to fill assignments to cover all the games – high school season, travel ball tournaments, rec leagues, etc. How many of you have worked a high school game by yourself, or been pulled off the JV assignment to be the second umpire on a

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