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To make the whole experience of umpiring enjoyable for all concerned there are a number of things an umpire can work on:

  • Providing a safe playing environment.
  • Setting the tone for the game.
  • Communicating well with co umpire, players and coaches.
  • Maintaining a reasonable level of fitness.
  • Keeping up with the current rules and interpretations of the rules.
  • Applying the rules in the correct manner utilizing all of the above to help.


     Game Positioning - A diagram showing umpire positioning for the game

     Setting The Tone - How an umpire can create a better game environment

     Effective Communication - How we can communicate better with participants to help prevent abuse and make the game more enjoyable for everyone

     Conflict Avoidance - Conflict, and ways that an umpire can avoid and manage it