How to Conduct the Perfect Mound Visit

Know the Point of the Meeting
Master Your Body Language
Time Your Visits Carefully
Never Disrespect an Umpire
The Words You Say Matter
The Weirdest Mound Visit

Never Disrespect an Umpire

Never Disrespect an Umpire

Everyone just wants to be acknowledged and paid attention too, it’s common courtesy to get to know the name of the umpires.  Things will go a lot further when asking the man behind the ‘blue’ for time before talking to your pitcher.  How you act on the field will be represented in your team.  How the coach acts, the team acts, if you show respect to the umpire then so will they…and this does not mean that your team calls the umpire by his first name, it just sets a precedent to be followed. 

You want to get more calls? Show the umpire respect at all times. No call will ever be important enough for you to treat the umpire like dirt. EVER. Pride yourself on running a team where the coaches, players, and parents never chirp an umpire for a bad call. It matters.