Game Management Tips (New Lowell Minor Baseball)

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Keep the Game Moving (Game Management):

Here are some ways that the home plate umpire can keep the game moving:

- Start the game on time;

- Limit the number of warm-up pitches to a maximum of eight, unlimited if pitcher coming in for injury;

- Do not be afraid to call strikes and be consistent;

- Get the players to hustle on and off the field as well as an umpire you need to hustle;

- Do not visit your partner every half inning;

- Be loud with your calls;

- Ensure warm-up baseballs are in before the last warm-up pitch;

- Avoid needless time-outs; and

- Do not let coaches visits be prolonged.