Archive: March, 2016

Seven Qualities of a Great Sports Official

March 31, 2016

By Dave Libbey from Excel Sports Officiating  (eofficials.com)

Sports officials, like any other vocation or avocation, come in many different packages. Some “get by”; some are “good”; a select few can be considered “great” in their field.

During my 35 years of officiating I’ve worked and talked with colleagues who fit into each of those…

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NFHS Lightning Guidelines

March 31, 2016

 

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide a default policy to those responsible for making decisions concerning the suspension and restarting of contests based on the presence of lightning. The preferred sources from which to request such a policy for your facility would include your state high school association and the nearest office…

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TOP 40 BASEBALL RULES MYTHS

March 31, 2016

All of the following statements are FALSE.

The hands are considered part of the bat. No baby was ever born with a bat in his hands. Therefore, as an umpire you must judge if the ball hit the bat or the batter first. The batter-runner must turn to his right after over-running first base. The…

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AVOIDING AND MANAGING CONFLICT

March 31, 2016

Baseball can be a highly competitive and intense game. One unique aspect of baseball is that on every play in a baseball game the umpire is forced to make a decision. Often what we do, the way we act and carry ourselves projects more about the situation than anything we say. Body language is…

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