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Umpire "U" Certification
Preparing, Communicating and Managing
Requirements to Obtain a "U" Certification:
Complete Introduction to Umpiring Course
Complete Abuse Awareness for Adults Course
“U” Certification Commitment (Code of Conduct)
Benefits of Obtaining a “U” Certification:
Further the game of baseball through umpire education.
Become a better umpire through continual learning and development, both on and off the field.
Create a better experience for baseball athletes through understanding umpiring basics.
Promote a safe and positive environment for long-term development of athletes, both personally and athletically.
Be able to better recognize and respond to health and safety issues and other instances of emotional and physical misconduct.
Listed in the member search feature of the USA Baseball Develops website as a Certified Umpire.
Preparing for competition
Understanding Pitch Smart and signs of pitching fatigue
Professionalism and communicating with coaching staffs, players, and spectators
Avoiding and managing conflict
2-man positioning and mechanics
Making calls and game management
Umpires who have completed a “U” Certification have demonstrated the following:
Knowledge of best practices for being professional during competition.
Knowledge of positioning and mechanics to make calls.
Ability to create positive competition environments through avoiding and managing conflict.
Understanding of how to recognize and respond to any misconduct, and how to create a safe environment for all players, coaches, parents, and umpires.
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