4 C’s of Signals: Clear, Crisp, Consistent, Confidant

Until the late 1800s, baseball umpires did not use any signals. Some historians credit William “Dummy” Hoy, a deaf player with the Washington Nationals, with introducing hand signals for balls and strikes, safe and out calls.  Others, credit umpire  Bill “The Old Arbiter” Klem, who began officiating two years after Hoy retired, with inventing hand more »

Lovett @ Westminster April 5

The GLOA invites all officials to attend the Westminster Lovett Varsity game on April 5 at 7:30 pm.  Newer officials can sit and watch two of the best teams in the area compete alongside veterans and ask questions.  More advanced officials who have not yet been or those who have been recently three man trained more »

Coaches Certification

Certifying both Head Coaches is a critical step of the pre-game and must be completed before every game. Essentially, the coaches’ certification assures the crew that all players have legal equipment and will wear it properly. The crew speaks with one voice: the Referee does all of the talking, except for when the other crew more »