The backbone of the Umpire Program is the Tournament Umpire. At APA sanctioned tournaments, a Certified Umpire will be provided to act as Tournament Umpire to maintain a standard throughout the tournament for both umpiring and game play.
Tournament Umpires also assist the Tournament Organizers. Smaller tournaments will have help organizing schedules etc., and others would have an expert to assist with some of the more complicated nuances associated with larger tournaments. After the tournament, the Tournament Umpire reports back to the Chief Umpire on any issues associated with umpiring, rules, etc…
Before the next tournament, the Certified Umpires will address any issues, and players would hear of these adjustments from Tournament Umpires before play at APA tournaments. The process of umpire related information going in and back out of each tournament allows us to seamlessly make changes with the aim to stay current with the style and needs of the players of the Association.
Please contact me if you have an interest in becoming a certified umpire or want to host an umpire clinic.
American Polocrosse Association Chief Umpire