Job: Chief Umpire

The Softball Ulster Chief Umpire is responsible for organising yearly training for the umpires within the Ulster region. The Chief Umpire also the first post of call for any problems arising with any umpire during the season.

Phil Wallace

Phil Wallace

The key responsibilities of the Softball Ulster Chief Umpire include:

  • Work directly with the Chairperson and SU Council to implement the rules of softball and maintain or develop the bylaws.
  • Promote the valuable role of umpire within the region of Ulster.
  • Liaise with the Secretary to review the bylaws in the pre-season and incorporate rule changes implemented by WBSC/ESF.
  • Discuss any changes to the rules and regulations with the league umpires in the pre-season.
  • Plan, organise and budget for umpire training courses.
  • Liaise with the Competitions Officer to prepare a schedule of umpire cover for the regular SU league and SU tournaments.
  • Liaise with individual teams to ensure that their home grounds are suitable and safe for league play, ensuring adequate insurance cover for SU league games.
  • Liaise with the Treasurer in the ordering of new umpire equipment for league umpires.
  • Liaise with the Secretary to circulate any information to umpires through club contacts.
  • Maintain or develop the umpire match cards and ensure umpires email these to the Secretary and Competitions Officer after every game.
  • Lead any disciplinary procedures in the region of Ulster.