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.
2017 WSLL Umpire Training
First Umpire 101 training will be held at Irving Middle School Barker Hall on February 22nd from 7pm to 9pm. All classroom training will be held at Irving.
Other training sessions will be:
March 01 Umpire 102 (Room TBD)
March 07 Refresher Training for Novice Umps (Room TBD)
March 08 Umpire 101 (Room TBD)
March 14 Parent From The Stands - Hey You! (Room TBD)
March 16 Umpire 102 (Room TBD)
March 18 Umpire Field Clinic (Field TBD)
Which training should you take?
101 and 102 are for new umpires but is an excellent refresher for anyone who has umpired. Novice umps are those with less than 3 year’s experience.
Refresher Training for Novice umps is just that. It’s a quick refresher for those with less than three year’s experience. We don’t go over every rule, just ones that you are most likely to see.
Parent from the Stands is for parents of AA players where there we might not be able to find an umpire for the game. It is also good training for those who will be Game Coordinators. Game coordinators are required for games who have only one youth or two youths umpiring the game. Being a game coordinator qualifies for counting toward games umpires to get your volunteer and possibly volunteer and registration fee returned at the end of the season.
Umpire Field Clinic is where it is all put together ON THE FIELD. New umpires and novices are who this training is for. We meet at one of the WSLL fields and break up into groups. We will go over mechanics, positioning, and game control. This is also when we hand out rule books, WSLL umpire caps and shirts, indicators, and ball bags.
There is another option to attending this training. VA District 9 is holding its two day umpire clinic on March 11th and 12th at the Fairfax Police Academy 14601 Lee Rd. Chantilly, VA. 9am to 5pm on Saturday. 9am to 1pm on Sunday. There will be classroom instruction and mechanics sessions. I highly recommend this training. More info can be found - here. Please let the D9 UIC know you would like to attend by emailing him at email@example.com. Please do this as soon as possible if you plan on attending.
WSLL Umpires - Manditory LL Volunteer Form Submission
New and returning umpire volunteers must submit completed volunteer forms and send to the WSLL League Safety Officer for approval. This INCLUDES youth umpires. NO umpire can take the field without submitting the Little League Volunteer or Returning Volunteer form.
West Springfield Little League will continue to implement a mandate from Little Baseball, International that requires all local Little Leagues to conduct background checks on Managers, Coaches, Umpires, Board of Directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams.
The National Sex Offender Website Background search can only be completed with current accurate street address. A valid government issued identification showing; current photo, date of birth, and residential home address is required. If the residential home address does not match the current place of residence, supplemental documentation will be required to establish accurate residency information. Government CAC's and Military ID's are not recommended.
- Little League Volunteer Form for NEW Volunteers - Fillable PDF
- Little League Volunteer Form for RETURNING Volunteers - PDF
NOTE: NEW Volunteers to WSLL - - Please be sure to INCLUDE a photocopy of an ID with a LEGIBLE picture with your application.
Scan and E-Mail this completed form with copy of government issued photo ID to the WSLL Safety Officer John O’Grady-Walsh at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions about volunteer forms should be sent to John.
Training Requirements and Youth Umpires
Here is the training and fee schedule for youth umpires and parent volunteers. Parent volunteers can have their volunteer fee returned or both volunteer fee and registration fee returned if enough games are covered. Please pay attention to the training requirements, meaning parent volunteers have to at least come to the Parent from the Stands training. New youth umpires should come to Umpire 101 and 102 and field training. Youth umpires with 1-3 years experience can come to the refresher training and field training.
*Specific to Youth Umpires*
In addition to submitting the volunteer forms, youth umpires must complete and submit the WSLL Youth Umpire Agreement to the WSLL UIC. Youths under 18 must have a parent or guardian signature. The WSLL Youth Umpire Agreement must be received by the UIC prior to umpiring any games. Please review the WSLL Youth Umpire Agreement, compete, and sign then scan / send to email@example.com.
After submitting the agreement please download the WSLL Youth Umpire Invoice. Use this document to track the games you umpire as the season goes along. Then after the season scan and send the invoice to the WSLL UIC at firstname.lastname@example.org before June 30, 2017 to receive payment in July. Make sure to put your USPS mailing address at the bottom of the form. This is where your check will be mailed.