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Welcome umpires to the San Carlos Little League!

Welcome youth umpires to the 2017 San Carlos Little League season!

Requirements for Youth Umpiring

  • Attend one of the umpire field training sessions.
  • Study the online materials and take the quiz (TBD).
  • Purchase insurance for yourself, as mandated by the Little League national body (SCLL will reimburse you after your first completed paid umpiring assignment).
    • Link to insurance site to be provided.
  • Fill out, sign, and return a Medical Release Form.

Umpire Field Training Sessions

ALL youth umpires will need to attend one of these sessions to be eligible to umpire during the 2017 season.

ALL Majors and AAA coaches need to attend one of these sessions.

Umpire training dates/times and locations (updated as of 2/17/2017 - you need to attend only one):

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017, 10:00AM - 11:30 AM at Arguello Park
  • Sunday, February 26, 2017, 4:00 - 5:30 PM at Arguello Park
  • Weekday: (tentative) Tues February 28, 2017, 4:00 - 5:30 PM (location TBD) - depends on reservation of field / blacktop, and weather
    • We may move instead to later in the week, or during the weekend (Sunday 3/05 4:00pm)

We will have 60 minutes of field instruction, followed by 15-30 minutes of rules and logistics review.

We will assign online homework as well - watching umpiring videos, filling out and submitting a quiz. We will also encourage umpires to get their feet wet during practice games, behind the plate and on the field. Those who volunteer for practice games will get first dibs for regular season assignments!

Sign-Up Form

Please read and sign up via the Google Form below!

Check your name in the sheet below the form to ensure you're registered (there may be up to a 24-hour delay for your name to appear ..).

At the bottom is a frequently asked questions list. We'll keep adding to the list!

Frequently Asked Questions

Here's a rundown of frequently asked questions, with answers:

  • Will I be assigned games? or can I choose based on my availability?
    • You will be able to choose your games! It's first-come, first served. We don't make assignments.
  • I may have high-school baseball / track / band / etc. obligations, I can't commit to any games in advance. Can I serve as a fill-in?
    • You can serve as a fill-in for last-minute openings, as trade or fill-in requests always come up from your fellow umps.
    • You can umpire when your schedule frees up later in the season.
  • Will I be umpiring for AAA? or Majors?
    • New umpires will start with AAA games. By default, expect to stay in AAA during the entire season.
    • Returning umpires will umpire Majors games.
    • AAA umpires may be asked from time to time to "fill-in" open and unfilled Majors umpiring slots. Typically, these are first-come, first-served requests.
    • New umpires that graduated from SCLL as 12s in 2015 or prior, and demonstrate the appropriate knowledge and poise, may be moved up from AAA to Majors during the season (on a case-by-case basis).