Skagit Valley Softball Umpires Association
Umpire In Chief Page
The 2018 SVSUA Umpire-in-Chief is Glenn Brown who can be reached by this email link. If you have questions, concerns or comments please email Glenn and he will return your email.
Also check the Umpire page for much more information on NFHS & ASA softball.
The Following notes are from Glenn Brown
Pre-game: SCPR Adults Leagues
During the game:
Moving to get the best possible angle in the timed allowed before stopping to make the final judgement call on the play at hand (there can often be multiple decisions and calls to be made after the initial play is concluded) . Hanging out at home plate to make the call on a play at second base especially on a base hit where the batter-runner tries stretching it into a double should never happen as there is usually time to gain both distance and a superior angle before having to make your decision.
USA (preferred) or ASA gear, plain and simple. Hat, shirt, pants and ball bag(s). White T-shirt under the powder blue and Navy blue T-shirt with the Navy ASA shirt.
Don’t let a situation escalate, get control of it quickly. Players are going to blow off steam on a call and that is fine but don’t let it continue on during the game. Talk to the coach and have him do his job as the coach. If he can’t control him let the coach know if he can’t handle it then we are going to need a sub for him.
Talking with players: