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Clinic Schedule Posted

posted Feb 23, 2014, 2:02 PM by Grant Gartland   [ updated Feb 23, 2014, 2:04 PM ]
We are getting closer and closer to the season.  I just posted a copy of the 2014 clinic schedule and flyer to the Clinics page.  I have also updated the Calendar with that same information.  There are changes this year to the clinics...

The first is the addition of an Umpire/Coach Symposium.  This is simply a time to put the coaches and umpires in the same room to talk about rules.  We hope this will cut down on miscommunications between us this season.

The second is moving the equipment handout up a little to make room for a follow-up session before the season starts.  At this additional meeting we will cover commonly missed questions and notes before the season starts.

The last change is that we will be using a web-conference software for non-local umpires (such as those in college) to login to meetings they should be attending.  This should help everyone stay on the same page and not miss out just because they could not attend in person.

Continuing with what we started with last year, we will also have 2 meetings during the season to keep us together and work through situations.  Those are on the calendar for the Saturday mornings of June 7th and July 12th.  Keep those dates in mind as you are planning for the season.

I hope to get better at post here more often as the season gets closer.  If I don't post before then, I hope to see you all on April 1st at Creekside.

-Grant Gartland
Chief Umpire (#85)