The purpose of this page is to provide important information to the umpires of WSLL. Please visit this page frequently to get the latest WSLL updates.
West Springfield Little League Umpire Training
New umpire training dates are
26 February & 5 March for Part I and 12 & 19 March for Part II. You must attend one of the Part I and one of the Part II training dates/sessions. Training starts at 7PM at Washington Irving Middle School.
FIELD TRAINING AND MECHANICS:
Field Training is 22 Mar at 0900, location TBD.
PARENTS FROM THE STAND TRAINING:
If you choose to do "Parents from the Stands" training it is scheduled for 18 March. It will be held at Washington Irving Middle School, Barker Hall at 7PM.
District 9 will be conducting an Umpire Clinic and Basic Plate Mechanics training in March.
The Umpire Clinic will be 8-9 March 2014 at Woodbridge Little League (Veteran’s Park). 8 March: 0900-1600 / 9 March: 0900-1200. Hopefully the weather will cooperate so we can get outside and do some field work. Coffee and donuts both mornings and lunch on Saturday will be provided.
Distric 9 Flyer (PDF) - CLICK HERE
Click on the link to the right for direction Woodbridge Little League – Veteran’s Park Click Here
Basic Plate Mechanics Clinic will be on Saturday 15 March, 0900-1230 at the Fairfax County Police Academy (14601 Lee Rd, Chantilly). We realize this is a little bit of a drive for some but it is a FREE indoor space that will let us set up pitching machines. This clinic was well attended last year by many of the D9 Umpires both brand new and veterans and was VERY successful.
Distric 9 Flyer (PDF) - CLICK HERE
Click on the link to the right for direction to the Fairfax County Police Academy – Click Here
Williamsport Umpire Training
Interested in improving your umpire skill? Not sure about that rule you were asked about last season? Why not make plans to attend the clinic that Little League International offers each year in Williamsport, PA?
As part of our training program, we budget for a limited number of slots for this training. The classes fill quickly.
- Umpire Clinic: March 29-30, 2014
(Click for registration information.)
- Umpire School: April 27 - May 2 2014
Download Download the Umpire Clinic Brochure PDF.
Registration for the 2014 Umpire Registry is open!
Little League® International’s Umpire Registry offers Little League® umpires an informative way to stay on top of their game. By joining the Umpire Registry, umpires immediately become part of a unique information network charged with enhancing umpire services for Little League® players everywhere. The Umpire Registry provides an opportunity for umpires to stay current with rules and regulations, and offer suggestions that will continually improve skills. Umpires can access the latest information on rule interpretations, regulations updates, and more. The Umpire Registry also offers tools through the Members Only website. As a member, you will have access to the Fair Ball newsletter, a quarterly publication that contains articles on rule interpretations, mechanics, and news concerning umpires; E-Rules; the Rules Instruction Manual (RIM); and 60 and 90 foot Field Mechanics Manuals.
The cost to join the Umpire Registry is $25 when registering online and $30 if the registration is delivered via standard mail.
One of the great benefits with membership is the Members Only “E-Rules” section. Here you have the ability to download the current electronic edition of the Little League® Baseball, Little League® Softball, and Challenger Division Rules. The electronic rulebooks allow users to search the rules electronically, making it easier and faster for umpires to find the information they need. And, just like the printed rulebooks, the E-Rules expire at the end of the year when Little League® issues updated rulebooks for the coming season. Also available in the “E-Rules” section are 11 videos featuring common rules interpretations.
Whether you are new to Little League® umpiring or a long-time veteran, the Umpire Registry is here to help you become a better volunteer umpire.
The above info was a CUT and PASTE of only a portion of the information located on the LL Registry Web Site. There is still much more so go to the following link and see for yourself. This is totally optional but we wanted to provide you with the information and opportunity to gain a better understanding of the game, the rule, and the mechanics as provided by other volunteer umpires with years of experience.
Umpire Field Mechanics
In prep for the Post Season Tournament and the upcoming District 9 All Stars tournamnet below are refer material to review for base mechanics.
- 3 man mechanic w/o picture on 60' field: PDF
- 4 man mechanic w/ pictures on 60' field: PDF
- 2 man mechanic cheat sheet on a 60' field: PDF
For those interested in the 90 foot mechanics:
Useful Umpire Information
Little League Baseball Offers some valuable resources for umpires. check it out!!
- LL Umpire Resource Center (You will need to set up an User ID (email address) and Password to access this site - Well worth it)
- Umpire Fairball Newsletter
- Umpire Registry
2012 Umpire Guide (OK Out of dated will get update soon)
2014 Volunteer Form (PDF)
2014 Umpire Fees (MS EXEL)
2014 Federal W4 (PDF)
2014 Youth Umpire Invoice (MS WORD)
The Powerpoint slides and handout for the 2012 WSLL umpire training sessions can be viewed or downloaded click at the link below.
Below are several useful links for umpires:
- Umpiring at the District/State/Region/World Series Levels
Find at the link below a PDF file that provides some information on requirements and process for umpiring at higher levels within LL. This was provided by the D9 UiC to answer some of the questions received and clear up some of the misperceptions of how to apply and participate in the higher levels of umpiring. If your questions are not answered reach out to any of the WS Veteran Umpires and they will be happy to help. You can also reach out to the D9 Umpire staff as well at the D9 Umpire link below under “Chief Umpires.”
Some of you may not have heard but District 9 has two of our own selected for the 2014 World Series at different levels:
Russ Tudor – Junior League World Series / Gary Allmond – Intermediate World Series
CONGRAULATEION RUSS AND GARY!