"Your willingness to work outside of your comfort zone sets a solid example for the league’s children, whose development as players and people depends on their ability to expand their comfort zones."
We Need Umpires!!!
We need you! All games, Single A through Seniors must have an umpire in order to be played. Your UIC (Umpire In Chief) and Umpire Development Officer work very hard to ensure all games have umpires who are trained, professional, and fair. This year, Single A will be staffed with umpires from parents on both teams. Occasionally a 3rd umpire will be available for the game, this will be only a junior umpire. We want to get the parents involved in the games and see that umpiring is not only easier than expected, but also fun! More details to come on this.
We get our umpires in two ways.
- Parent volunteers
- They are very important to ensuring we have reliable umpires to watch over our games.
- Many parents have given us the feedback that while originally intimidated to start, once they were so happy they did. Additionally, parents who are able to umpire with their kids, say it's the greatest feeling and bonding to be able to umpire together.
- Junior Umpires
- Junior umpires are critical to our future. They provide umpiring of games, learn important life skills, and get to do something they enjoy, all while getting paid. Development of our junior umpires provides a future of reliable umpires in future years.
Umpire Training ClinicsWe have a full training program to ensure that brand new parents and juniors wanting to umpire, feel comfortable, confident, and ready before they are left to umpire their own games.
We will review the Little League green book and local rules during the classroom training on Feb 13, 2020, 6:30-8:30p. The field mechanics training will be on Saturday Feb 22, 2020, 9:00 - 2:00 pm at RLCC indoor Gym. Managers and coaches should attend the classroom training. Managers, coaches, parents and youths wanting to umpire must attend both classroom and field mechanics training. Even the experienced umpires will find value in attending these training classes. Please see the calendar on the homepage for location info and most up to date info for any changes.
Steps to becoming an umpire:
1) You must be at least 11 years old
2) Attend the class room training and the field mechanics training per above
3) Pick up your supplies at the conclusion of the field mechanics training
4) You will receive an email with instructions on how to log into Arbiter, our scheduling software
5) Self-assign to your desired games
Ask the Ump!
Have a question? In a dispute about a ruling? Or just want to win a friendly bet among friends? Ask an Ump! Email the Ump, ask the question and we'll respond and post it to this page.