Just figured id throw this question into the ring. in Queensland it seems to be a funny thing with most male umpires coaches telling you to worry about your calls and being in the right position. Where as women generally told me more to be neat and tidy and to have 'perfect' signals. thats not being sexist some males tended to prefer neat and tidy and some females worried more about the calls. And yet the best umpire i have seen is good because he tends to talk to the players and develops a good relationship with them on the field (the famous simon cross). I know you need a bit of all of them but just for arguments sake which would you worry about the most? i think once an umpire has his calls generally going correctly (he doesnt make too many bad mistakes) you need to work on his relationship with the players and also strong signals and posture while he is umpiring. I see lots of umpires who look 'weak' in the calls and stance and they tend to get ridden by players.