Please refer to the House League rules for Minors or Majors if you going to be working those games. It is important that you know what is going on. Do not allow the Managers (Coaches) to change the rules at the plate meeting (or any other time, for that matter).
Just a reminder to all RMLL Umpires to ensure that you are going on Arbiter Sports frequently to self-assign games. All games are self-assigned - remember to black out dates you know for sure you can't do so that the system will not show you games on those dates. As well, BLOCK SITES (Diamonds) you know you don't want to work so that the system will not show you games for those. The more you block the more stuff that you want to see will come up. The system can only show you 20 games at a time.
Remember to take RMLL Homes games before taking any other League's games.
Don't forget we are officiating RMLL Minors (AAA) games, so please ensure that you are taking as many of these games as you can. The parents and players appreciate it.
Brand new Umpires should be doing 5 or so games as a base Umpire before attempting to do the plate. It's good to see it done a few times before attempting.
I have added a link with great videos and tips on Umpire mechanics. As well, there is a question section area where you can email a quesiton and one of the top Umpires for the Western Region of Little League International will respond. Click here to be directed to the site. Don't forget you can always email questions to your RM UIC. If you use the Western Region link to ask your question don't forget to copy your RM UIC with the question and answer so that all the RM Umps can benefit from the learning.
Below you will find a link to the 2017 Little League Umpire Rules Instruction Manual. This is a great document which covers off all the rules sections within the rules. There are helpful hints for interpreting the rule as well as example of what to do in common situations. Download the document and save a copy as a reference for yourself.
As well, you will find a copy of the field mechanics manual for Little League. It covers off two, three and four person Umpire systems. Please review this document so you know where to be on the field. Save a copy for yourself.
If you are looking for training tips, videos, answers to questions and so much more, you can go to Little League International and find what you are looking for. They have an Umpire Resource Center where you can register for free and get all kinds of training resources online. Click here to be directed to the login page. Go to the Umpire section of this ,the RMLL, website to get more info on the Resource Center.
I have also added a link to a site with great videos and tips on Umpire mechanics. As well, there is a question section area where you can email a quesiton and one of the top Umpires for the Western Region of Little League International will respond. Click here to be directed to the site.
If you are looking for training tips, videos, answers to questions and so much more you can go to Little League International and find what you are looking for. They have an Umpire Resource Center where you can register for free and get all kinds of training resources online. Click here to be directed to the login page.
Once logged in, go to the 'skills article index' section which contains dozens of short videos (1-2 minutes each) on almost every basic mechanic a plate and base umpire would use. There are also other useful sections you can go to.
Go to the Umpire Resource Center after you work a game and see how you did compared to the videos. Its a great place to go to when you aren't sure if you were in the right position during a game or had the right mechanics.
Check out the Umpire Resource Center Now!
If you did not receive the basic gear from me (the UIC) at the clinic please get a hold of me via email and let me know what you are missing. Remember, we supply beginner Umps with a shirt, hat, ball bag, brush, indicator and rule book. All other gear Umpires must supply (pants, belts, shoes, etc.)
If you are looking for Umpire attire (pants, shoes, belts, etc) or for new/better Umpire gear I have provided some links below where you can find what you are looking for.
Pro-Image - probably the best if you need it in a hurry. Based out of Vancouver.
Your Little League Needs YOU – without Umpires the game just isn’t the same. Our League is committed to growing a strong core of dedicated and knowledgeable Umpires to help ensure our youth get the best baseball experience possible.
Rocky Mountain Little League is excited to offer its members 12 years of age and up the opportunity to take part in Umpiring for the 2018 Season.
If you are new to baseball or have been around baseball for years it does not matter. All are welcome. An in depth training clinic will be provided to all new recruits which will give you the basics on rules and field mechanics.
Rocky Mountain Little League is especially encouraging adults to take part and join the ranks as an Umpire. It’s a fun way to be involved in the game your child loves. As well, parents can have a great time Umpiring along side their youth Umpire. Parents of young Umpires often drop off their child at the game their child is Umpiring and then stick around to watch. Why not join in and do the game with your child? Its fun and rewarding. One of our adult Umpires Ron Suttie provided a testimonial about how rewarding being an Umpire has been for him. Follow the link to Ron's story below.
Umpiring is a great way for young players and parents to learn the game.
If you have a sibling of a player who doesn’t play, but might enjoy being involved or starting a part time job why not have them Umpire?
Pay for Umpires ranges from $35-$60 per game depending on the level of game that the Umpire is working. You make your own schedule and take only the games that work for you. Whether you work 5 or 25 games this season that is completely up to you. There are also opportunities to work summer and fall baseball games if you so desire.
If you are interested in Umpiring this season, send an email to UIC Jeff Anderson at email@example.com with your full name, date of birth, address and contact information.
Thank you very much and Rocky Mountain Little League looks forward to working with you!
This season the Umpire Clinic will be a District Wide clinic with 25 RMLL spots available for New Umpires on Saturday, April 14, 2018, and 25 RMLL spots available for 2nd Year Umpires (Umps whose first year was 2017). The clinic run from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on each and will be held at the Trifecta Sport Facility located at 3916 56 Avenue SE.
All brand new and 2nd Year RMLL Umpires will have to attend the clinic in order to be eligible to Umpire in 2018. If you are a brand New Umpire and cannot attend the April 14th session then you may attend the April 15th session, but you must send an email to Jeff Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to register for the First Year Umpire clinic on Saturday, April 14th click here
In order to register for the Second Year Umpire clinic on Sunday, April 15th click here.