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I can tell you from personal experience, coach and parent behavior is the reason I don’t umpire traveling baseball anymore. I was an above average to good umpire compared to most of my peers, definitely not the best but I was better than most.

I just reached a point where the headaches from parents and some coaches (namely a select few, a majority were pretty good) wasn’t worth the money. It was $40-45 per game depending on the age and whether it was league or tournaments, and basically all paid in cash which was great. But dealing with shrieking moms and dads and pissed off coaches sapped all the joy out of umpiring for me.

I know slowpitch softball is desperate for umpires right now too. I was actually going to go do league this fall for a night or two before I got hurt.