Dealing with Umpires in Youth Baseball
Umpires are an important part of the game - here's how to deal with them.
Parents and Coaches,
This week I’m talking about umpires.
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Umpires are just as much a part of baseball as are hitters and pitchers, but in almost every game I coach I see other parents and coaches interacting with umpires in ways that not only won’t help them get any future calls but also sets a bad example for their kids and players.
In this week’s episode, I talk about what makes a good umpire, my own experience with umpires (I’ve shown myself a time or two), how to interact with umpires, and how to talk to your kids and players about how to handle bad (or questionable) calls.
Enjoy the episode, and leave a comment with your feedback, questions, or your own experiences.
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