Pre-Game Umpire Meeting



Umpires should arrive at the field at least 30 minutes before the game's scheduled start time. This gives the plate umpire time to gear up and still have time to meet with the crew. This meeting is extremely important. Use this time to go over assignments, rotations, coverage, and anything else that will save you blown calls and, worse yet, embarrasing double calls.

Your pre-game meeting should cover most, if not all, of the following points:

NOTE:   We provide a downloadable PDF version of the checklist that you can print out and carry.