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rsnyder6

Posted 10 May 2018 - 01:51 AM

"Several of them need to realize they should get someone that can actually throw the ball."

Yea, and they find out how many can't. :)


Ron

Posted 09 May 2018 - 07:30 PM

We have official umpires starting in AAA.
We have parent volunteers at AA (behind the pitcher) so the kids can get some sense of an umpire making calls.
We had to have some easy going training to not scare people away from helping.
In AA if the pitcher walks the player a coach gets the same number of pitches it would take to strike the player out (but he is not out).
For example, walk with 4 balls and 1 strike, the player gets 2 pitches.

The umpire does not call the coach pitch.
The player just gets the amount of pitches allotted to them.
If it is a bad pitch, that's all they get.

I volunteered for several AA games for the fun of it to call the game from behind the plate.
Every game I walked up to with gear on I got (from parents and kids) "we have a real umpire!!!!!"
The league directions were if the player could hit the ball call a strike.
I actually worked closer with the Managers to get a workable strike zone that most would be happy with.
Surprisingly, I had no problems with the kids or parents on it.

When the coach pitched we all had a good laugh most of the time.
Several of them need to realize they should get someone that can actually throw the ball.

rsnyder6

Posted 09 May 2018 - 04:15 PM

We normally have one ump on Coach/Machine pitch (Ump stands behind the mound).
We have a District Special Games Tournament at this level for both BB and SB.
As a matter of fact, it's next weekend.

I got an email from my son in Georgia yesterday telling me his son made the All Star Team.
He plays in 7-8 Machine Pitch.
My son sent me his Schedule for the District, Sectional and State Tournament (in Warner Robins).
I guess these are all Special Games Tournament and, Yes, it is Little League!

Learn something new every day.

We started having an eight year old team in District Special games a couple years ago.
Even though 7-8 is coach pitch in spring, the 8s pitch in the tourney (when we had 7 and 8s separate, kid pitch started at 8).

Congrats to your grandson.

Lou Barbieri

Posted 09 May 2018 - 03:11 PM

We normally have one ump on Coach/Machine pitch (Ump stands behind the mound).
We have a District Special Games Tournament at this level for both BB and SB.
As a matter of fact, it's next weekend.

I got an email from my son in Georgia yesterday telling me his son made the All Star Team.
He plays in 7-8 Machine Pitch.
My son sent me his Schedule for the District, Sectional and State Tournament (in Warner Robins).
I guess these are all Special Games Tournament and, Yes, it is Little League!

rsnyder6

Posted 09 May 2018 - 02:47 PM

O.K. There is a whole other world of youth baseball out there.

I see the 5U T-Ball State and even World Series Tournaments, but that is mostly not Little League.

But now I'm seeing places that say they are LL saying the have Umpires in coach pitch.

Coach pitch division of Minors is instructional for us.
Do other folks have umpires in coach pitch?
Keep score?

I can't imaging wanting to Umpire that age, (much less the 5u Travel Games.) :)

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