Behind the Mask – Episode 109: Providing Clear Expectations

It’s vitally important for umpires, schools, organizations, and assignors to be on the same page. The best way to do that is to document the expectations of all parties so they are openly available and transparently conveyed.

Learn about how CISassigning provides this to parties that use our service, and some of the key points contained within the document.

Visit to learn more. You must be registered on the site to access the document at

Unedited Podcast Transcript

Expectations and Operations Review

Now that the IHSA season is about to begin, this is a reminder to review the CISassigning Expectations and Operations document before the season begins. Even if you’re an experienced official or AD, you should review this document annually.

The Expectations and Operations document lays out how CISassigning works and clarifies expectations for umpires, schools, and organizations that use CISassigning’s services. The first half of the document is for umpires. The second half is for organizations that I assign for. Everything is included in a single document for transparency. Use the Table of Contents to help navigate the document.

You must have a CISassigning account to access this document. If you have questions after reviewing the document, please reach out to me.

2020-2021 CISA Expectations and Operations Document Published

The 2020-2021 Central Illinois Softball Assigning Expectations and Operations document is now published on This document is designed to provide a clear and concise set of expectations for officials, coaches, and staff for softball contests assigned by Central Illinois Softball Assigning. You must be logged in to access the page.

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