Questions from coaches and umpires
No it is not. Only 2 items are approved by USA softball
A Pow’r wrap... https://goo.gl/images/CbkC5B
And a swing sock.. https://goo.gl/images/zCnBBY
Both have links to show what they are.
THE 2 ITEMS LISTED ABOVE ARE FROM THE USA SOFTBALL CERTIFICATED EQUIPMENT SECTION
On any rotation play, the home plate umpire remains stationary and focused on all players until the base umpire gets to this next position. Once he reaches that new starting position, the plate umpire returns to home plate.
When giving the count it should be “2 balls, 2 strikes” not “2 and 2”.
At home plate please do not reach out to see if you are too close to the catcher, if not sure simply move back. As I always say NEVER NEVER NEVER TOUCH A PLAYER.
Please stay awake on walks, the ball is live during a walk, if a catcher wants a new ball after pitch, simply step back, keep our hands at your side and tell her the ball is live.
Help on a checked swing and the pitch is called a ball
When requested, ask for help. Many times the dugout has the best view of this so if a coach makes a reasonable request honor it. Maybe you were partially blocked and your partner got a better look. Let’s get it right. If the coach is asking to be disruptive that is a different issue and needs to be addressed.