Roles and Responsibilites

Updated Wednesday December 16, 2015 by GSLW.

Roles and Responsiblities

1. Know the rules of the game for the age bracket you are umpiring.
2. Be consistent with your call playing.
3. Show respect to players, coaches and parents.
4. Explain the rules when needed.
5. Be firm fair and honest.
6. Be neutral.
7. Know and use proper procedures.
8. Always remain calm.

1. Be accepting of the umpires decisions.
2. Remain calm.
3. Do not make loud and offensive remarks.
4. Concentrate on coaching, rather than on the accuracy of the umpire’s decisions.
5. Be a role model of fair play.
6. Be positive; avoid confrontation with any official.
7. Attend coaching clinics to learn the most effective ways to conduct practices.
8. Give good guidelines to parents.
9. Communicate with parents.
10. Discourage unfair gamesmanship.

1. Encourage fair play at home.
2. Be supportive; i.e. be sure the player attends practices; pick your child up on time..
3. Attend games.
4. Be positive or quiet at games.
5. Be respectful; expect your own children to be respectful.
6. Volunteer to help in some capacity.
7. Be calm and have good manners.
8. Support the coach’s and umpires decisions.
9. Encourage communication between coach and parent.
10. Watch practices; focus on the drills learned.
11. Concentrate on praising other children during the games.