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2004 Award Winners


Iron Man Award.Ray Courtney. Top Prospect Award.Scuba Steve Swank ... Both 2-man and 3-man. Collis and Mathews will coordinate. 4-6 Clinicians; 16 Umpires ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: 2004 Award Winners

2004 Award Winners
Big Dawg (Top Umpire)Charles Dan
Most ImprovedFrank Petricca
HS Umpire of the Year...Dave Weglarz
Rookie of the Year (South)Steven
Albright Rookie of the Year (North)...Mi
ke Klipstein Steve Wammer Pride Award...J
im Beveridge Top New Veteran...Rolli
e Madison Iron Man AwardRay Courtn
ey Top Prospect Award...Scuba Steve Swan
k Lifetime Achievement Award...Gene Schul
er Spirit Awards.Tom Hughes Jeff Roer
s Best Mechanics..Van DeLai
Winter Meeting Agenda
  • December 16, 2004.Woodfield Hyatt
  • New Business..700-720
  • Scholarship Winners (Todd Nicewanner)
  • New Members Schools (JC)
  • How the DVC Was Won (JC, Wegs)
  • 2004 Initiatives720-740
  • Review of 04 Goals (Wegs)
  • Eval Program (JB)
  • 2005 Initiatives740-800
  • Evals (JB)
  • Training (Danny)
  • IHSA Recognition (Wegs)
  • Client Retention (JC)
  • Budget Review (JC) .....800-810
  • Open Forum.810-825

Whats New in 2005?
SCHOOLS Whos In? DuPage Valley Conference (8 S
chools) Whos Out? ECC Baseball (UMPS) Lake Z
urich HS (N. Suburban)

34 High Schools, 10 Colleges, 4 Softball
How the DVC Was Won
DVC Pitch, Page I
Assumes DVC addition
FVB Awarded UEC contract
Current IHSA Clients Fox Valley Conference (11
) Upstate Eight Conference (11) Five Indepen
Coverage is Never an Issue with FVB
In 2004, Covered 100 of over 2,000 HS Games
Rain Makeups not an Issue Extensive Travel Lea
gue Schedule (2,000 games) serves as surge
resource for HS emergencies. Minimal No-shows Due
to Communication or Umpire Error in 2004
FVBs Umpires Among Highest Quality in Chicago
20 Umpires Worked Post Season Games in 04
Increase of 20 from 2003 2 FVB Umpires Worked
Class A State Finals in 2004 (P. Schultz D.
Alstadt) Third consecutive year with 2 FVBs on S
tate Finals
FVB is Primed and Ready for the DVC in 2005!
DVC Pitch, Page II
FVB Has the Most Comprehensive Training Program
in Chicago Four IHSA Certified Clinics Six AOA
Rules Sessions Implemented an Online Evaluatio
n Program Three IHSA Test Review Sessions
FVB is the Leading Recruiter of New Baseball
Officials in Chicago Recruited and Trained over 8
5 new Umpires in 2004 Newspaper Ads Website Hits
Word of Mouth Retained 73 of our 2003 Recrui
ts in 2004 (57 of 78)
The Time is NOW for FVB and the DVC
2 Year Contract thru 2006 Season
NISOC Rates DVC Assignment Fee (No Hidden
Fees) FVB will Consult Coaches and will Attempt t
o Retain Current Officials
Communication is the Key to Spring Success!!
Weekly Schedules Emailed to Schools and Umpires
Mid-week Changes Communicated via email and fax.
Dedicated Rain Hotline to Call for Rainouts.
Call one central number EVERY TIME it RainsNo
more fumbling for officials phone numbers
FVB is the Best-in-Class Full Service
Organization in Illinois
Whats New in 2005?
NEW MEMBERS Welcome!! Experienced Vets Chris
Dykstra Steven Harms Donald Hoener Tim Kiefer
Russ Kolkay Jay Lyons Joe Porteira Mike Shereck
Rich Wacker Fresh new Rooks Corey Friedma
nn Vince Mastandrea
2005 Goal - 290 Members
2004 Goals - Review
Fill in Training Gaps Key Client Retention On
e Client Lost
Implement Evaluation Program
Awesome Year in 2004!!!
Jim Beveridge December 16, 2004
FVB Evaluation Program2004 Recap
  • 59 Evaluation Requests
  • 34 Evaluations Completed
  • 58 Completion Ratio
  • 25 Evaluations were NOT completed out of those
    25, 11 (44) had evaluators assigned to the
  • 76 Total Evaluation Assignment Ratio
  • (45 out of 59 requests were assigned).
  • 14 Evaluation requests were not filled
  • 7 of these 14 requests were submitted for a
    weekend game or holiday game date.
  • Of the 59 requests, only 7 were in the summer.

1st Year ProgramGreat Start!!!
FVB Evaluation Program 04 Recap
  • 29 Umpires Requested an Evaluation
  • 22 Umpires Received an Evaluation
  • 76 Completion Ratio
  • NOTE Out of the 7 umpires who did not receive
    an evaluation, 5 submitted 1 request 2 submitted
    2 requests.
  • 11 of 17 Evaluators completed an eval.

Jim Beveridge may be the Best Plate Bitch, But
Ellisons the BEST Bitch!!!
FVB Evaluation Program Points of Emphasis
  • Request at least 2 evals
  • Remember, you pay for 1, get 1 free!
  • Request evals during the week when possible
  • Remember, everyone works weekends!
  • Check your schedule
  • Many times, you may be scheduled to work w/ an
  • This is a year round program
  • Spring, Summer, CABA, Fall!!!
  • The evaluation program does not affect the
    assigning process
  • It does however, make you a better umpire!!!

Building on the Foundation!!!
2005 Goals
Evaluation Program - Drive Participation
IHSA Recognition Key Client Retention Trai
ning, Training, Training!!!
Focus on Development, DVC and
05 Goals Evaluations
  • 100 evaluation requests
  • 90 assignment ratio
  • 80 completion ratio
  • Higher usage ratio in summer/fall

Taking this Program to the Next Level makes us
all Better!!!
05 Goals IHSA Recognition
Find ways to get more visibility with the IHSA
Email Anthony Holman roster , schedules, and
contact numbers for those on the Top 15 List
Publish and invite Anthony to our clinics to
observe first-hand our dedication to training
Push Anthony to use one or more FVB umpires as
his evaluators Continue to invite Anthony to th
e golf outing so that he can attach names to
faces Generate a letter every year on behalf of t
hose members we feel have achieved the competence
to work the State Finals
The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease!
05 Goals Training Schedule
What IHSA Certified Clinics
How 3 in Total 2 Will be Level II Mar 5 - Prem
ier Session at Burlington HS
Who Each Clinic will feature different Head Clini
Schultz, Mathews, Person
How Much Each Clinic will have 500 budget (3/5
Clinicians will be compensated.
Instructors include Alstadt, Jenkins
Free for first year AOA members.
AOA Members will attend FVB Clinics for free
AOA Rules Sessions
Six Scheduled Sessions at Naperville N
Phase II Eval Program
Process is Web based Evaluator required to be pre
sent for 2 Innings. Member Cost Get one at 20,
get one free.
Selected Group will be Evaluators
All FVB Members can participate
Jim Beveridge - Coordinator
Total Program Estimate 1,400.
FVB Funds the second (free) eval at 20.
Lippold Park Hands On Training - July
Live Game Instruction
Both 2-man and 3-man
Summer Training
Collis and Mathews will coordinate.
4-6 Clinicians 16 Umpires
Nominal Partially Funded by Teams
Investing Back into our Membership Continues to
be Top Priority!
05 Goals Client Retention
Identify Key Clients Scrutinize Assignments Soli
cit Feedback Service DVC without lowering FVC and
UEC Quality Attendance / Professionalism Polic
y Zero Tolerance No Shows Tardies AD Coach
es Surveys
We Know What our Clients WantLets Give it to
2004 Financials
2005 Budget
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