Make sure you're in the right place at the right time to make the right call. Based on National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) rules, >Officiating Softball> covers officiating procedures and responsibilities, plate and field umpire mechanics for both fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, and rules application. You'll learn what's expected of you as an umpire, pre- and postgame duties, and equipment and safety regulations.The book contains three chapters detailing basic umpiring positions and descriptions; plate umpire mechanics; field umpire mechanics; and one-, two-, and three-umpire systems. Also included are real-life cases that demonstrate correct rulings, point out common umpiring errors and how to avoid them, and challenge you to make the right call in game situations. >Officiating Softball> is not a rules book--it's a practical resource on applying the rules and umpiring mechanics developed and approved by the NFHS.>Officiating Softball> was written by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) in cooperation with the NFHS. It serves as the text for the >NFHS Officiating Softball Methods Online Course>, offered through the NFHS Officials Education Program.American Sport Education Program Staff is the author of 'Officiating Softball', published 2004 under ISBN 9780736047647 and ISBN 0736047646.