"COLLEGE UMPIRE DOS & DON�TS"
MIKE BARTLING PAC 10 CREW CHIEF COLLEGE UMPIRE DOS & DON’TS COLLEGE UMPIRE DOS & DON’TS DO: Work hard on every aspect of your game to prepare for the season. DON’T: Rely on veteran officials to bail you out of situations. DO: Dress professionally. DON’T: Wear University or Conference logos. No denim or cut offs. DO: Give your complete focus for the entire game regardless of the score. DON’T: Appear bored or lackadaisical. COLLEGE UMPIRE DOS & DON’TS DO: Conduct all Pre-game warm-ups in the locker room. DON’T: Stretch, squat or warm up on the field. DO: Move with purpose, enthusiasm and energy. DON’T: Over hustle and bring attention to yourself or the crew. DO: Strive for excellence. Let your actions tell everyone you’re a college official. DON’T: Announce you are a college official at lower level games. COLLEGE UMPIRE DOS & DON’TS DO: Understand that every contact that you have with event staff will be used as a determining factor of your officiating ability. DON’T: Communicate unprofessionally with institutions. DO: Conduct a thorough post game after each contest. DON’T: Start your post game or make any comments until you are in the locker room. No hand shaking ! COLLEGE UMPIRE DOS & DON’TS DO: Listen attentively to coaches as long as the conversations are reasonable. DON’T: Go for help to appease a coach. Don’t look bored during your conversation. If you are not missing a piece of thepuzzle, don’t go for help. If you are out on a call, (in the proper position) and you see the coach coming out to question your call, stay there. You can now show the coach that you were in position to make the call. COLLEGE UMPIRE DOS & DON’TS DO: Understand the many reasons why coaches come out to argue. DON’T: Change a call because you think the coach will ease up on you, be your friend or may have a better interpretation of what actually happened. Coaches want the Spirit of the Rule when the infraction is against them. They want the Letter of the Rule when the infraction is against their opponents.