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Umpiring


2020 Umpire TrainingSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH

Where and when?

On Saturday, February 29th from 8:30am-1:00pm, we will hold an instructional clinic designed to provide basic umpire training.  No prior experience is necessary.  The on-field clinic will cover basic positioning, making calls, and proper signals.  Weather permitting, the clinic will be held at the Alameda Little League Fields, between Wood Middle School and the former Lum Elementary School.

Later that day, from 3:00pm-5:30pm in the Wood Middle School multi-purpose room, we will hold a rules seminar.  All trainees – regardless of division - must attend the rules seminar, which will graciously be conducted by District 4 umpire training staff.

How do I register?

Please click here: 2020 Umpire Training

How does it work?

Separate on-field sessions will be held for each division.  Please attend according to the staggered schedule shown below for the Division(s) in which you intend to umpire.  If, for example, you wish to umpire in A, AA, and AAA/Majors, come for all sessions.  

A Division: 8:30am check-in at the snack bar; instruction from 9:00am to 10:00am
AA Division: 9:30am check-in at the snack bar; instruction from 10:00am to 11:00am
AAA & Majors Divisions: 10:30am check-in at the snack bar; instruction from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Rules Seminar (all divisions together): 2:45pm check-in at Wood Middle School multi-purpose room; instruction from 3:00-5:30

What next?

After you have completed the training, you will likely fall into one of two categories:

  • Volunteering for a specific team (i.e. you are a coach, manager, parent, or older sibling): in this case, you are encouraged to contact your team’s manager and volunteer to help him/her cover umpire duties that will have already been assigned to the manager prior to the 2/29 training
  • “Free agent” (i.e. you may be a junior umpire, former league parent, community member at large, or a coach/manager/parent looking to umpire more): in this case, your contact information will be circulated to all major and minor division managers immediately after the 2/29 training and they will contact you to help cover their umpire duties as needed.

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Quilici, Director of Umpires, at [email protected].  Please be sure to check back here periodically for any updates, especially if poor weather is forecast on the 29th!

2020 District 4 Umpire Training 

If you are interested in further high-quality training, Alameda Little League would be proud to have you represent us (register here: District 4 Umpire Clinics) at any of the following clinics conducted by District 4 (lunch is provided to all attendees!):

- Little League Field Mechanics: Saturday, February 1st, 8:30am-12:30pm @Concord American Little League, 2400 Galindo St., Concord, CA 94518.  This session is ideal for an experienced volunteer adult umpire, but can also substitute for Alameda’s local clinic if you are a beginning adult umpire who is unable to attend on 2/29.

- Little League Plate Mechanics: Saturday, February 1st, 12:30pm-3:30pm @Concord American Little League, 2400 Galindo St., Concord, CA 94518.  This session is ideal for an experienced volunteer adult umpire, but can also substitute for Alameda’s local clinic if you are a beginning adult umpire who is unable to attend on 2/29.

- Little League Field and Plate Mechanics for Junior Umpires (ages 13-18): Saturday, February 8th, 9:00am-3:30pm @Continental Little League, 2217 Chalomar Road, Concord, CA 94518.  This session is ideal for an experienced junior umpire, but can also substitute for Alameda’s local clinic if you are a beginning junior umpire who is unable to attend on 2/29.

Please also consider the Little League Umpire Registry.  Membership in the Umpire Registry is free, and includes access to several training publications, reduced price bundle of umpire supplies, and participation in several training webinars.  Members will also receive the regular email newsletter.  Feel free to register here: Umpire Registry 

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Quilici, Director of Umpires, at [email protected].

Rules

2020 Little League and Local Rules Resources 

Know the rules. Little League rules are sometimes different than the MLB rules. You can pick up a 2020 Little League Rule Book at the snack bar for a few bucks. 

Also, Alameda Little League has some local rules that the Board of Directors has chosen to implement. Did you know that a pitcher in AA can pitch only 2 innings while a Majors pitcher can pitch an entire game (provide they stay below the daily maximum pitch count for their age)?  Press this link to read the 2020 Local Rules and Pitching Guidelines.

New umpire or seasoned vet? Press here for a quick diagrammed refresher on Basic Umpiring Mechanics.

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