Welcome to the Umpire's Corner
- TRC Baseball pays our youth umpires to ump the games of the younger divisions.
- Umpires for the Rookie Division are ages 11 and 12 and typically have at least 2+ years of baseball playing experience and have either zero or 1+ year of umpiring experience.
- Umpires for the 9/10 Division are ages 13-15 and typically have 3+ years of baseball playing experience and have either zero or 1+ year of umpiring experience.
- The umpire training assumes you have played baseball, understand the game, and know how and when to apply the rules. It is not fair to the players to be and do otherwise.
- Once you have completed your training and passed a test, you will be issued your equipment (hat, shirt, shin guards, chest protector and clicker) and game schedule.
- This is a PAID position
- Rookie (8 year-old) Division
- Two umpires, one at home plate and the other in the infield – each umpire is paid $12 for game
- One umpire at home plate who covers the entire field – $20 for game
- 9/10 Division
- Two umpires – home plate umpire is paid $25 for game, infield umpire is paid $20 for game
- One umpire at home plate calling entire field – $35 for game
- Game Day Instructions
- Dress code
- Blue TRC Umpire t-shirt
- Blue TRC Umpire ball cap
- Your choice of shorts or pants
- Closed-toed shoes only. Flip-flops and sandals are NOT allowed. Why? Because you need to run(not shuffle) to get into position to make a call.
- An umpire who knows the rules of the game and looks like an umpire will command respect.
- Report 15 minutes before game start time, normally 5:45 pm for 6pm start time. This will allow time to review any rules or concerns with the coaches.
- What to bring to each game
- Finding a Substitute
- If you cannot work an assigned game, YOU are responsible for finding a substitute.
- It's not fair to the players who want to play. There are other umps who would do anything for the chance to ump more games
- Getting Paid:
- Remember to get your Umpire Game Forms signed by the coaches of both teams at every game and return them to the Snack Shack. It is the only proof we have that you umped a game.
- If you do not give us the signed forms, then you will NOT get paid.
- You will be issued a check during the season.
- Regarding Rain Delays and Cancellations for Adult and Youth Umpires:
- Situation #1 - An umpire starts a game and it begins to rain and eventually has to call the game after two innings. Resolution- The ump gets a full games pay. If the game is restarted later at that point, the ump would again get a full games pay for the continuation game.
- Situation #2 - If the coaches cancel a game and do not tell the umpires and an umpire shows up to the game. Resolution- Full games pay. It's not the umpires fault that they weren't notified. This is why it is important that the coaches let the division presidents know when games are cancelled.
- Situation #3 - If an umpire shows up to a game, but one team cannot field a team and there has to be a forfeit. Resolution - Full games pay. The one team that showed up with enough is encouraged to lend the other team enough players so that a scrimmage game can be played. The ump would be asked to stay and umpire the scrimmage
- How to be a Certified Umpire for Youth Baseball
- Link to http://www.baberuthleague.org and click on the National Umpire Association (NUA) link at the bottom of the page.
- Apply for membership.
- After applying, you will be sent an exam along with a rule book. The passing grade is 80% or better.
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