Fall 2019 Umpire Clinics

UpdatedFriday September 6, 2019 byDLL Registrar.

Team Blue,

We need YOU! Umpires are as important as coaches and players to make Little League a success. As an all-volunteer orgainzation, we depend on our parents to step up and volunteer for various roles to make our seasons a success. Umpires are one of our most important roles we need to fill.

In AA, each team provides 1 umpire every game to make the games safe and fun. Every team should have at least 2 trained umpires to allow for making sure you can cover every game. 

This Fall, we strongly recommend each Majors and AAA team also has a trained umpire on their team of parents. DLL endeavors to provide a home plate and base umpires for every game. This Fall Season, we anticipate having difficulty filling these roles for every game due to staffing shortages. Umpires may also not show up, or someone can call in sick. We can't play a game without umpires. If we have a parent in the stands who can throw on some blue and step in in a pinch, the games will go on. 

We strongly recommend one or more parents from every team in every division to attend our DLL Training Sessions below.

Basic Rules and Field Clinic: Sunday, September 8, 2019.

  • Part 1: Field clinic 9am - 11am at the DLL East field.
  • Part 2: Classroom rules Clinic - 11am-4pm at the AYSO meeting room (Behind Davis City Library), lunch included.
  • This clinic is designed for umpires with little to no experience, all new and returning junior umpires and AA umpires. Also is a good refresher for more experienced umpires. This course teaches and reviews fundamentals. It is never a bad idea to review fundamentals!
  • Junior umpires must be Little League age 12 and attend this clinic in order to perform in this role. Junior umpires may be asked to be a field umpire in any division, but they may not umpire for their own team. 

AA Clinic:  SUNDAY, September 15, 2019

  • 10am-2pm at the DLL AA Field.
  • Please meet at the picnic tables.
  • You may attend this clinic OR the Basic Rules clinic to be trained as an AA Umpire. This clinic will not suffice if you're planning on assisting in AAA or Majors. 

All new umpires for 2019 are required to complete a background check (adults only) and submit a certificate of concussion training. I recommend any new umpires complete these prior to the training session. The certificate of concussion training can be emailed to Teena Price, The links to the Concussion training are available HERE

For additional umpire questions please contact Teena Price, DLL Umpire in Chief.