There are generally two umpires to adjudicate a game. The home plate umpire who controls the general flow of the game and the base umpire who is responsible for calling runners either safe or out at first and second base.
The home team is responsible for the home plate umpire and the away team fields the base umpire.
Tee-ball is a modified version of baseball so an understanding of how the game is played is advantageous and then the rules that make the game what it is. That being said, we have many umpires who have had little experience with the game and help is not far away if you need it.
If you are fair and emphasise that both teams are there to learn and have fun, umpiring is a great experience where you have the opportunity to be involved with every play of the game.
With your child most likely in the team that you are umpiring the rewards are plenty.
Existing Level 1 umpires are encouraged to upgrade to Level 2 ensuring the club has sufficient umpires to allow any willing teams to participate in the state championships at the end of the season.
To provide further support and training for parents the club will facilitate a Coaches and Umpires training evening early in the season. This is usually an informal session and an opportunity for new coaches and umpires to ask as many questions as possible.
New umpires will also be offered assistance and support in umpiring their early home games. If you wish to umpire and would like to attend the level one umpiring course please email the coaching coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Training and Certification
Should you have any queries regarding umpiring please contact the TBAWA Chief Umpire Barry Broanda
Mobile: 0403 510 408