IUA Umpire Expectations
IUA umpires are expected to maintain a professional appearance while in uniform and keep in mind that they are representing the Association both on and off the field. Please read our expectations.
1. Each member completes their open/closed dates on Arbiter (arbitersports.com). We encourage all members to attend their own children’s events. However, do not close dates just to close them, as this will sometimes hurt your chances of working in your requested geographical area.
2. Each member attends several “on-the-diamond” clinics in March to show the scheduling secretary what level you are able to work.
3. Each member should attend meetings regularly. New members need to be seen by all IUA members, including the scheduling secretary. All veterans need to attend meetings and help contribute to the development of newer members.
4. IUA members working college, receive their schedules in February or before. Veteran high school members will receive schedules in early March. New members can expect schedules after attending clinics.
5. All first year and past members looking to advance will be evaluated throughout the spring and summer seasons. Be open minded, accept what is said, and feel free to discuss baseball situations with your mentor, Chief Evaluator, Scheduling Secretary (Danny Jimenez), or any other umpire you trust to give you honest feedback.
6. The IUA donates money to charitable organization each spring. We ask that each member donate a minimum of $25 or one game check. This is not mandatory, but strongly requested. Why not help someone less fortunate than us?
7. Summer and Fall baseball are the best opportunities to make money and learn additional techniques with respect to the IUA system. It is not mandatory to work summer ball. However if you expect to increase your chance to work the IHSAA tournament or college ball, working summer baseball is an excellent opportunity to improve your skills.
8. Each umpire who works IUA games does so as a professional representative of our organization. Each person is accountable for his/her actions on and off the diamond.
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