Calling ALL Umps!
Ump Training begins Feb 9th.
I am excited to have received a number of enthusiastic responses to my email from last weekend. Thank you to all who have responded so far. If you have not responded yet, please do so by the end of this week.
I am pleased to attach to this notice the 2016 Umpire Development Calendar. These sessions will be fun and interactive and will include mechanics and rules enforcement review for both 60’ and 70’ and up diamonds. Please note that the locations for the first 5 training dates are being finalized this week. I will send a final update for umpire development later this week with confirmed details and any changes to locations.
Please make sure to go over the dates and details of the sessions and mark them on your calendars. Also, if you know of anyone who may be interested in umpiring, please feel free to pass on the umpire development calendar to them and invite them to attend the training sessions.
I have received a couple of frequently asked questions which I would like to address here:
-I have attended or am planning to attend training elsewhere. Do I need to attend training at Whalley? – Yes. As the new Umpire-in-Chief, it is important for me to understand where you are in your skill development. The best way for me to do this is to see you in action at these training.
-I have a Level 1 or Level 2. Do I need to attend the training at Whalley? –Yes. Having a Level 1 or Level 2 doesn’t tell me anything about how you might re-act in a game situation or where you are in your actual skill development. It only tells me you have attended and completed the Clinics for these levels. Seeing you in action at these training will allow me to better understand where you are in your development.
Thank you and I look forward to working with all of you soon.
Whalley Little League
The document umpire development 2016 plan was attached to this post.