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Lifehacker Article: I Suck at Photoshop; Except I Don’t, and You Don’t Suck at That Thing You’re "Bad at" Either

Here's an interesting article about self-improvement. It relates to the tech world, but has a much greater application to umpiring, sports and life in general. Take a look at it and see if it gives you a perspective on improving your umpiring skills ...

L1.A1 - Becoming An Umpire - The Road Up ....

L1.A1 - Becoming An Umpire - The Road Up ....

First Steps
"I would like to become an umpire, where should I start?" 

C.29 - On Learning and "Turning Out Better Refs" by Brent McLaren

C.29 - On Learning and "Turning Out Better Refs" by Brent McLaren

C.20 - Beyond The Book - Examining and Applying Rules Spirit and Intent by Brent McLaren

C.20 - Beyond The Book - Examining and Applying Rules Spirit and Intent  by Brent McLaren

C.19 - Offseason Rules Study By Matt Moore

C.19 - Offseason Rules Study  by Matt Moore

Except for one more fall college baseball game coming up, my season is officially over. My gear will be cleaned up and put away and probably won’t see the light of day until February.

C.18 - How to Study Your Rulebook By Tim Sloan

C.18 - How to Study Your Rulebook By Tim Sloan

C.17 - 9 Ways to Master Any Sport's Rulebook

C.17 - 9 Ways to Master Any Sport's Rulebook

The rulebook is an official’s bible. It provides the “nuts and bolts” basics that each official must master before he or she steps onto the playing surface. Rules knowledge and understanding are essential ingredients to become a well-rounded official.

C.16 - Know Your Rules Inside and Out by John Miskelly

C.16 - Know Your Rules Inside and Out

Know your sport. More importantly, know the rules of your sport. It’s your job.

Some officials associations and states do not require testing on a given sport prior to registration or in order to register. Those associations leave it up to the officials to know what they’re doing.

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