Fundamentals - Weighting 10%
Pregame and Uniform
Evaluation: Preparation
Description: Did the umpire take the opportunity to speak with his / her partners prior to taking the field regarding any specific ground rules or issues which may arise, i.e.. time limits, weather? Did the umpire demonstrate ability to prepare (both mentally and physically) prior to assignments.
The umpire did not take the time to discuss the listed items and/or unprepared for assignments either mentally or physically (e.g.: not enough sleep, sluggish, nutritionally deprived) that impacted the game.