WE NEED UMPIRES!!!
Fall Ball is a great time to learn the fine art of becoming a Little League umpire.Forget all of the horror stories you hear in the media, it is a FANTASTIC way to be involved with your child’s (or grandchild’s) team, make some friends, and maybe even find a hobby you enjoy.
WE WILL TRAIN YOU! Little League umpire is the only volunteer position for which you will actually receive some training.During the fall, we will have you call a few games with a more experienced umpire.And in the spring, we will put on a half-day clinic to teach you the finer points.
WE WILL PROVIDE GEAR! If you are willing to commit (this is completely subjective, of course) we will help you acquire the proper gear you need to fulfill this mission (we have League gear you can use in the meantime).We would like to assess your progress in the fall so that you will be close to ready in the spring…it’s like a warm-up.
EMAIL the Chief Umpire, Mike Kelly, at email@example.com if you are interested.We are looking for volunteers willing to call at least a few games other than their own player’s, maybe a couple of weeknights and a couple of “stay for an extra game” Saturdays (or arrive early, your preference).I’m talking maybe six or seven “extra” games during the fall…not a big deal.Calling a game feels COMPLETELY DIFFERENT when your own child is not involved, and this is important.
WE WILL NOT THROW YOU INTO THE DEEP END! You call your first few games in the field and learn the basic rotations and observe.Then you call a couple of games behind the plate with an experienced umpire in the field, who will be your Umpire In Chief (UIC) while you learn plate mechanics.Just try it during the fall…you may find you enjoy it more than you think!!