2019 Teenage Umpire Registration and Umpire Course.
Please read this section, then, if you have any questions on the teen umpire program, please feel free to call or write to:
Requirement to Register NOTE: Registration is closed as of March 20, 2019.
All teenage umpires (new and returning) for our AAA and AA division, need to register annually and need to attend the appropriate sessions. The registration form, along with Liability Waiver and a document about Safety, can be found in the "Documents" section of this website. Note the deadline date on the form. We extended the deadline but are now full.
Upon receipt of the registration, additional information will be sent to registrants, as it becomes available, about the location for the Indoor session and the specifics of the Outdoor sessions.
INDOOR SESSION for new teenage umpires who have not umpired in Sudbury.
There will be an indoor meeting on Saturday, March 16 and on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Prospective umpires should plan to attend one of the two indoor sessions. To do so, register with Brian Wilson.
Each session will address: The logistics of how games are assigned, Proper attire, Gameday pay, and pertinent local and national rules for the AAA and AA Divisions. Any remaining paperwork (e.g., waivers) will be collected.
The approach for outdoor onfield training will be explained.
OUTDOOR SESSION for new teenage umpires who have not umpired in Sudbury.
The outdoor onfield sessions are conducted during an early season scrimmage or game, played at a TBD date.
During the outdoor session, education about safety is the primary goal. Going behind the plate is required. "Umpire Mechanics" (i.e., where to stand, how to get to the next spot, signals, etc.) are also taught.
Experience is gained in calling Balls & Strikes, Safe & Out, and Rule Violations (e.g., Obstruction, Interference).
Regulations and Playing Rules for the AA and AAA Divisions.
Our local rules document can be found in the "Document" section of this website. Please read them when you have a chance prior to the indoor course or definitely before the onfield session. The LLB rule book is quite lengthy and detailed, so we provide this shorter version which is still quite long. It would be unrealistic of us to expect you to master all the rules. All umps learn as they umpire. But reading the document will give you a starting point.
Elimination of Refresher Meeting for Experienced AA and AAA Teen Umpires.
In the past, returning umpires were required to attend one of four identical meetings in March. However, since 2015, more frequent in-season onfield observations and guidance were added. Consequently the umps have come a long way and the value of the indoor refresher diminished. Therefore, sessions for game-experienced umps were eliminated in 2016.
Adult Umpires and the Major and Intermediate Divisions: Experienced adult umpires, patched umpires, and inexperieced prospective adult umpires with a true interest in umpiring, are welcome to contact the assigner (Art Krusinski) at any time. Tel# 978-443-0791. or send an e-mail to:
Art Krusinski, Umpire-in-Chief, AKrusinski@aol.com 978-443-0791