Last Updated: July 18, 2017

2017 All Star Tournament Crews







John Coffey Award Recipients Announced

Congratulations to Tom Naylor of Poway American and

Shawn Workman of Escondido National

for being awarded recipients of the 2017 John Coffey Award.



Remembering a Legend

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our former District Administrator, Larry Burch.

He warmed our hearts, taught us to do things "the right way", led by example, and most importantly,

showed us how Volunteering in Little League can be one of the biggest payoffs of our life.

Perhaps gone, but NEVER forgotten. 

Little League International Article on Larry


D31 Outreach Days in the Books





It was another great season of Outreach Days with 9 leagues participating

over 11 Saturdays. Great job to the Staff Umpires for covering nearly 100 assignments!


The 2017 Season is Under Way!

Gary and Tony Gwynn Jr spoke about volunteering, sportsmanship

and positive reinforcement at Rancho Bernardo's opening day ceremonies.


Former D31 Staff Umpire Climbing to MLB

We are extremely proud of former D31 Staff Umpire Mike Cascioppo.

Mike is umpiring Spring Training MLB games in Arizona this preseason.


Aloha from Los Angeles

D31 Staff Umpires Millon, Zhu, Judd, Wimbrough, Graupmann and Ewan

spent the day in Los Angeles Volunteer Umpiring the 2017 Flynn Cup Softball Tournament. 

No one wears Palm Trees and Sunsets like this group!


Highlights from the WR Week Long Umpire Clinic


Click HERE to view the highlights and points of emphasis from the WR week long umpire clinic.


District 31 World Series Umpire Jim Clark

Look who showed up on a recent email blast from Little League International!

Our own Jim Clark in all his glory at last year's Softball World Series in Kirkland, WA. 


Gerry Davis Addresses Umpires at WR

Gerry Davis spent over 3 hours speaking to umpires, signing autographs

and answering questions during the WR weeklong clinic.

He was later enshrined as a Honorary Member of the WR Little League Umpire Academy.


D31 Rules and Umpire Clinics Break Attendance Records

We shattered all records with nearly 100 attending the 2017 Rules and Mechanics Clinics.

Both District 31 and Little League are in much better hands with these new VOLUNTEER Umpires.


Three D31 Staff Umpires Awarded Postseason Tournaments


Congrats to Dave Miller, Heath Messenger and Jeff Wimbrough for their 2017 post season tournament assignments.

Dave will umpire the Western Region Majors Division Tournament August 6th-12th in San Bernardino.

Heath will umpire the Western Region 50/70 Division Tournament mid-July in Nogales, Arizona.

Jeff will umpire the Western Region Majors Softball Tournament in late July in San Bernardino.

Do us proud fellas!


D31 Staff Instruct at San Diego Outreach

Staff Umpires Dave Miller, Ken Judd, Don Wolever and

Heath Messenger grab a picture with Staff Alum and current

MLB umpire Mike Cascioppo at the San Diego Outreach Clinic.


D31 Staff Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

Staff Umpires Gary Graupmann, Mike Cascioppo and Dave Miller join 

Western Region UIC Mark Bernstein for a day on the links to

support Breast Cancer Awareness.