Pinellas Sports Officials Association: MEETING MINUTES

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  PSOA MEETING MINUTES
 
 
 
  (MEETING MINUTES ARE POSTED IN ORDER OF NEW TO OLD........... PLEASE SCROLL DOWN)
 
 
 
Monday, January 5th, 2015 @ Pinellas Park High School 6:30PM
 
  • Meeting was called to order at 6:15PM by President, Thom Tiedeman.
  • Thom talked about cold and warm weather PSOA, FHSAA Softball uniforms.
  • "Cold" weather uniform which consisited of and is approved by FHSAA;FHSAA embroidered hat, FHSAA embroidered powder blue or navy blue shirt (both umpires MUST wear same color shirt), Navy blue Jacket with powder blue stripes on both shoulders, navy turtleneck shirt, heather gray western style pants, black belt with silver buckle (no big buckles), two navy ball bags, black socks and black shoes that are to be shined. Thom emphasized that the umiform MUST be clean and neat at ALL times!
  • "Warm" weather uniform which consisted of and is approved by the FHSAA; FHSAA embroidered hat, FHSAA embroidered powder blue or navy shirt (both umpires MUST wear same color shirt), white undershirt (plain with no print) or navy undershirt (plain with no print if wearing navy FHSAA embroidered shirt), heather gray western style pants, black belt with silver buckle (no big buckles), two navy ball bags, black socks and black shoes that areto be shined. Darold also emphasized that the uniform MUST be clean and neat at ALL times!
  • Thom talked about the accessories that are needed to be carried in the ball bags; line-up card holder, indicator and plate brush. He also advised that the HOME PLATE umpire MUST call his/her partner 24 hrs. prior to the scheduled game and for the first umpire to arrive at game site to notify the coaches the umpires are present. When both umpires are present on site, be sure to meet with the Athletic Director or School Administrator who is on site to show your JLA card, it is a MUST!!
  • Thom also talked about the Pre-Game Conference. As a plate umpire, we MUST legally read the entire "Contest Official's Pre-Game Sportsmanship Statement card".
  • Thom talked about changing facilities. Some schools do not have a changing area for us. We must be discreet and hidden away from the players and fans.
  • Thom also read the Treasurer's report in Patric's absence.
  • Thom mentioned all of the important FHSAA Softball dates, especially our clinic we are hosting on Saturday, January 24th at Calvery Christian School 8:30AM - 5:30PM with registration being held from 7:30AM to 8:30AM. Thom also mentioned that the clinic online registration deadline is January 10th or every umpire will have to pay at the site which will cost more than registering online with the FHSAA before the 10th.
  • Tom Ulbrich informed everyone about the four mini training clinics that he is arranging for all PSOA umpires and especially any "new" umpires who will be evaluated. 
  • Charlie Owens stated we have several Pre-Season Tournaments scheduled for January 30th & 31st.
  • Meeting was adjourned at 6:41PM by Charlie Owens and seconded by Rick Parker. 
 
 
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Monday, January 12th, 2015 @ Pinellas Park High School 6PM
 
  • Meeting was called to order at 6:10PM by PSOA President, Thom Tiedeman.
  • Thom said Gary Merlino will distribute rule books and softball materials on Sunday at Military Museum.
  • Thom reviewed one new rule this year....the no shiny helmet rule.
  • Patric gave the Treasuer's report.
  • Thom said no mini clinics this year due to us hosting FHSAA Umpire Clinic on 1/24.
  • Thom reminded about online exam 1/19 - 1/28.
  • Tommy Ulbrich reviewed Obstruction and Interference rules and new fhsaa softball clinic mechanics format.
  • Charlie Owens said we have 4 tournaments weekend of 1/31.
  • Thom reminded everyone of PSOA Gathering / Meeting on 1/18.
  • Meeting Adjourned at 6:36PM by Darald O. and seconded by Kevin J.
 
 
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  **FEBRUARY AND MARCH'S MINUTES WILL BE POSTED SOON**

 
 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
  
  
 
 
We thank Pinellas Park High School for hosting our training meetings!


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