2023 Illinois District 20 Umpire Association Meetings


Pre-Game Conferences and Ground Rules

Umpires/Coaches should hold a pre game conference at home plate before each game and should include:

  • Check home team line up card (for big diamond games)
  • Check visiting team line up card (for big diamond games)
  • Home team coach explains ground rules
  • Home plate umpire asks and confirms if all players are properly equipped
  • Tell the coaches about the disicpline for an illegal bat
  • Reinforce expectations of good sportsmanship
  • Remind coaches to assist in keeping the game moving at a brisk pace

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