As we anxiously wait for softball to take to the fields, Softball Canada is proud to step up and make sure you are ready when that day comes. Umpires from coast to coast will gather every week for Blue Connections 2020, an informative half hour of conversations designed to make everyone a better umpire. With an educational focus on developing and reviewing basic skills - every week some of Canada’s leading international umpires will focus on the basics of mechanics, game management and fitness, with a specific focus on the WBSC Umpire manuals.
OWN THE RULEBOOK: HOW TO LEARN THE RULES
SUNDAY, JULY 12 - 7:00 PM EDT
SPEAKERS: FRANK OMOE
Great umpiring starts with a solid knowledge of the rules. Join international veteran Frank Omoe as he uses his experiences as an educational leader to offer some tips on how you can improve your game by developing a greater understanding of the code of the game..
KEYS TO A CONSISTENT STRIKE ZONE
IN FAST PITCH AND SLO-PITCH
SUNDAY, JULY 5 - 7:00 PM EDT
SPEAKERS: JASON CLARK & TERRY RICHTER
Steeeeerike Three!!! One of the unmistakable sounds of the game! It can also generate some of the strongest reactions from players. Join two of Canada’s best international umpires as they take a look at how every umpire can develop and maintain a consistent strike zone at every level of competition.