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Old Tue May 01, 2018, 12:51pm
Tru_in_Blu Tru_in_Blu is offline
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Originally Posted by Andy View Post
Just it a responsibility of the umpires in your area to verify that anybody coaching a team has taken these courses?
That got me to thinking about this a bit. Back when my son was playing baseball in his early teens, there were a few occasions where I was asked to be the base umpire. This was well before I started umpiring softball. I clearly wasn't certified in anything except lawn chair mechanics.

Moving forward a couple of decades, there are more requirements for coaches and umpires. But I've also done many a game where a team member served as a first base coach. I can't believe they're certified in anything either, but yet permitted as long as they wear a helmet.

Just thinkin'...
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