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					Softball Umpires of Maryland USSSA Fast Pitch Umpire Clinic
February 14, 2009

Introduction
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Maryland State Staff Region 1 Directors & UICs

Administration
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Packets
Eighth Edition (2009) USSSA Rule Book USSSA Officials Insurance Program Description 2009 USSSA FP Umpire Test and Answer Response Sheet 2009 Maryland Youth Fast Pitch Schedule & Availability Form Three Part Pre-Game Conference 2009 Maryland Working Aid for USSSA Fast Pitch Differences MD-DE-PA-NJ Fast Pitch USSSA Umpire Flipping Coin

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Registration & Fees Payment - $38 per game Scheduling Policy Change on Water - –
Directors/Association will not provide

Rule Changes 2009
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All players may wear two colored gloves/mitts No Jewelry Rule for Adult Attempted Bunt Foul Tip – Removed: “not higher than batters head” Short handed – may start with eight (8) Batter has 10 seconds to get ready

Rule Differences
 Run Rule – 12 after 3; 10 after 4; 8 after 5  Two Additional Players  Separate section 10&Under
– Infield Fly will apply – Third Strike is out – caught or uncaught
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NOT IN DELAWARE, MARYLAND OR PENNSYLVANIA – 10&Under will use same rules as everyone else!!

Enforce Emphasis
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Utah Court Case No Non-Rostered Youth on playing field or dugout

Obstruction

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Ball in Possession Fielder – Delayed Dead Ball – Award Fake Tag Catcher Collisions

Rule Emphasis
Jewelry
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o Not allowed including earrings (even if covered) & friendship bracelets. o Preventative Officiating o Pregame – Ask coach if all players are properly equipped. o Band-aids legal but any jewelry underneath is illegal. Ask Player; Ask Coach.

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Runner must slide Illegal Pitch / Runner leaves early

No Non-Rostered Youth on playing field or dugout

Two Umpire Mechanics
Document post on www.usssa.com and www.usssa1.com under umpires

Uniform
UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT

1. AT LEAST TWO PAIR OF HEATHER GRAY PANTS THAT ARE NEATLY PRESSED WITH NO WRINKLES.AND WELL MAINTAINED (NO STAINS OR RIPS) 2. AT LEAST TWO SHIRTS IN RED AND CREAM COLOR, WELL MAINTAINED, CLEAN AND WRINKLE FREE. 3. JACKETS CAN BE EITHER OF THE TWO TYPES, BUT SHOULD FIT, BE CLEAN, AND WRINKLE FREE. 4. TURTLE NECK WHEN WORN SHOULD BE WHITE OR RED. 5. AT LEAST FOUR HATS TWO FOR THE PLATE AND TWO FOR THE BASES, THIS ALLOW YOU TO ALTERNATE GAMES. 6. AT LEAST TWO INDICATORS ONE FOR HAND AND ONE FOR POCKET. 7. ONE BRUSH FOR BOTH BASES AND PLATE DUTY. 8. A ONE TO TWO INCH BLACK BELT 9. BLACK SOCKS 10. BLACK, CLEAN SHOES 11. BLACK, CLEAN BALL BAG. 12. JEWERLY – THE POSITION OF THE MARYLAND UMPIRE ASSOCIATION IS THAT WE ARE ASKING THE GIRLS TO WEAR NO JEWERLY UNLESS RELIGIOUS OR MEDICAL, WE SHOULD APPLY THE SAME RULE FOR THE UMPIRES. 13. EYE UNDERLINING - WE RECOMMEND THAT THEY NOT BE USED 14. SWEAT BANDS FOR THE ARM OR WRIST ARE NOT RECOMMENDED. 15. CHEST PROTECTOR, FACE MASK, SHIN GUARDS AND CUP (MALES) WILL BE WORN WHEN WORKING THE PLATE.

Uniform News
 LineDrive changing to UmpireExpress.com  Proposed New items  Fast Pitch Hat  Turtle neck  Line-up card holder

State Director
 Bill Dowell
– – – – Delaware State Director Maryland State Director Region 1 Director USSSA Fast Pitch National Committee

 Brent Lounge
– “Assistant”  Keri Lounge – Administrative Manager”

SUM Umpire Awards
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Rookie of the Year – Mark Habighurst Most Improved – Scott Davis 100+ Club - Mark Habighurst, Rick Morris, Gary Fillmann Raconteur Stupendous – Bill Prunkl

Umpire of Year
Bob Davis

Pitching
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Jack Crandell Call it

Illegal Pitch 2008 Highlights
 2008 Schedule  2008 Blast at the Beach / Eldersburg / Fairland

 2008 States  2008 World Series

Big Weekends
 June 19-21 - Ocean City – 120-150 teams – Eastern Shore UIC Tony – Eldersburg UIC Art  June 26-28 – Central Maryland – States  July 4-5 & 11-12 – 50-some umpires each weekend  July 20-26 World Series plus Weekend Tournaments  For a Good Time – Call Jake & Tony!

World Series
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July 20-26 - Salisbury, MD - 13, 18 & Under East
July 26-Aug 2 - Missouri/Kansas - 12B, 14B, 15, 16, 18B July 24-26 - Rockford, IL - 18 & Over

July 25-Aug 1 - Disney - 10, 12, 14
July 26-Aug 2 - Columbus, IN – 11, 16B July 26- Aug 2 – DesMoines, Iowa – 11, 13 August 2-9 - Mesquite, Texas – 16A, 18A, 18 Major

Do’s & Don’ts
 Don’t give new Pitcher count/outs – Base umpire stay
away  Don’t Touch any youth at any time for any reason  Do Bring water and food

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allow No Non-rostered youth
Thank You Uniform Sales Wrap Up Have a Great Season State Breakout Sessions Gym – FP Games

50-50 The End
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