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Temecula Little League

Umpires

Calling all Umpires

Umpires Wanted!

The season is just around the corner. Temecula Little League is looking for a group of baseball enthusiasts to umpire our AA, AAA and Major games. If you're interested, please contact Jim Isabella

 

TRAINING CLINICS: -Umpires Wanted 2016 Baseball Season

Who can umpire?

If you are Little League age 11 or older you are eligible to apply. If you are Little League age 10 and have played at least one year of Little League, you can apply as part of the Parent/Child Umpiring Program (see below).

 

Training

There are two scheduled mandatory events that will cover the rules of the game along with the mechanics of being a Little League Umpire.

Rules Clinic

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Todd Elementary School

25105 Mayhew Canyon Rd, Corona, CA 92883

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Umpire Mechanics Clinic
Sunday, February 20th, 2016
DeLeo Field
25655 Santiago Canyon Road, 
Corona, CA 92883

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

 
Parent/Child Umpiring Program

The Parent/Child Umpire Program is a fun way for you and dad (or mom!!) to learn and ump together! You and your parent are assigned to umpire the same games throughout the season. As the youth umpire’s confidence grows, the parent umpire allows the youth umpire to take increasing responsibility for managing the game. Those who have participated in this program in past years have universally indicated that this is a great way to get started with umpiring.

Adult Umpire Program

We always need eager adult umpires, especially for Majors games, where game management is of the utmost importance due to the higher level of competition. If you’re itching to get more directly involved in the games this is a great way to do it! Our adult umpires love the thrill of having “the best seat in the house” to watch some great baseball, and they also enjoy the constant challenge of making the right calls, quickly, confidently and decisively. Our more experienced adult umpires are nominated to participate as umpires for post-season all-star tournaments.

Why Umpire?

For active players, umpiring can be a great way to enhance your understanding of the rules of baseball and how they are applied in game situations. It is also a fun way to stay involved in baseball if you're no longer playing. Umpiring also looks good on a college application because it requires many of the qualities colleges look for: leadership, confidence and the ability to make decisions under pressure.

Program Requirements:

Candidates for the youth umpire program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Little League 11 years-old or older (or Little League age 10 and participating in the Parent/Child Umpiring Program).
  2. Required attendance at both classroom and field-training.
  3. Willing and able to umpire a minimum of one game per week. Weekday games begin at either 4:30 or 5pm while Saturday games are scheduled to start at 9am and go throughout the day.

For more information, please contact Chief Umpire Jim Isabella.

Additional Training Offered for Umpires:

(Optional, only for those interested in a more thorough training)

 

Umpire Mechanics Clinic: (February 5-7, 2016)

This clinic will emphasize the on field experience and umpiring philosophy for local league as well as District umpires. Base and plate mechanics will be taught with an eye towards attendees learning new skills, removing some of the rust as the season approaches and bringing training information back to the leagues and Districts. This clinic begins promptly at 7pm on Friday after a 6pm dinner provided by the Region.

 

Weeklong Umpire Academy (February 20-26, 2016) This Academy is designed for the volunteer Little League Umpire. It is a week of classroom and on the field training that delves into rule knowledge, mechanics, umpiring philosophy and game management. Includes training materials, dormitory style housing and all meals. Umpire gear is required (a very limited supply of equipment to borrow is available). Students are strongly urged to dress as an umpire during all sessions. This Academy begins promptly on Saturday at 7pm after a 6pm dinner provided by the Region. Dorm assignments for students will begin at 5:00pm.

 

If interested in this training, please contact Umpire in Chief Jim Isabella.