Guidelines for coaches questioning umpires

To question an umpire’s ruling only one coach is to represent the team. He/she must request a time out and calmly consult with the umpire who made the call in question. A coach must not run out of the dugout or yell objections. The coach should provide the players and fans with an exemplary model of sportsmanship.

During all consultations with umpires about their rulings, the manager must remain in foul territory. To check on an injured player’s status, the coach may be on the playing field after an umpire requests their assistance.

Coaches who feel an individual umpire is lacking in skills or knowledge should not offer instruction or advice, but should report their concern to the League Coordinator or Umpire Coordinator.