Posted by Rhona Faulkes on Feb 02 2015 at 11:05AM PST

Well another baseball season is upon us and with all the baseball comes the need for umpires. This email is an introduction for the new umpires this year and to give you a way to contact me (cell phone 778-866-5032, I do not answer between 8:30 – 4:30 M-F, please text me instead). If you know someone who wants to umpire and did not receive this email please forward it on to them.

On Friday, April 3 at 2:00 pm we will be having an on-field clinic with Chad McColm (all other light blue’s are encouraged to attend to assist). During this Clinic, Chad will work on positioning when on the field. This is a very important clinic especially for first years. I will also be at the park to gather information from all of you to update my email list.

On Saturday, April 4 at 12:00 pm, Dan will be running a clinic in the batting cage.

Over the next couple of weeks I will work at getting each new umpire a couple of games with an older umpire and from there start moving towards having them work together in pairs while having older umpires observe you.

When you are booked for a game please show up at the latest 15 minutes prior to game time. If it is raining please check in with me prior to coming to the fields. Please report in at the concession stand and fill out an umpire card. Upon completion of your game you will finish filling out your card at the concession stand, sign it and receive your pay. If you forget to get your pay the card will remain in the concession until you claim it.

All umpires receive free water from the concession for each game. If it is sunny please remember suntan lotion.

All umpires are to have light gray pants (black allowed for only 1st years), a red t-shirt or under-armour, black belt, black shoes and socks. Please bring a sweater/jacket to all games as it can get cool out there. Umpire shirts will be provided to 1st year umpires to use during games and are to be returned after each game. Also new for this year we have umpire jackets during those misty games.

If you require a clicker and brush – they are for sale for $3.00 each.

Look forward to seeing all of you on Friday.

Melinda aka Mindy (at the ball park)


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