2018 Umpire Registration and Umpire Course. Playing Rules Documents.
AA and AAA Divisions: All 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. Upon registration, additional information will be sent to registrants.
Contact Art Krusinski at the tel# or e-mail address below if interested in becoming an umpire this year.
Majors 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:
Elimination of Refresher Meeting for Returning, Game Experienced, AA and AAA Teen Umpires.
In the past, returning umpires were required to attend a meeting in March. There were four separate options from which to choose. However, since 2015, more frequent in-season onfield observations and guidance were added and consequently the umps have come a long way and the value of the indoor refresher diminished. Therefore, the March indoor classroom session for returning game-experienced umpires was eliminated in 2016. Forms are collected in a manner to save them time.
New Umpire Course for Prospective AAA and AA Umpires. INDOOR SESSION - CANCELLED
For new umpires, there will be a meeting on
Saturday March 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon at the Senior Center. The session will address: the logistics of how games are assigned, proper attire, the fee structure, any remaining paperwork, and some local and national rules for the AAA and AA Divisions.
Also covered will be the plan for outdoor training sessions to be conducted during a scrimmage or game, where the "mechanics" of umpiring will be taught by adult patched umpires.
New Umpire Course for Prospective AAA and AA Umpires. OUTDOOR SESSIONS
During the outdoor session, education about safety is the primary course goal. Going behind the plate is required. Learing where to stand and how to get to the next spot (i.e., umpire mehanics) is also taught.
Balls & Strikes, Safe & Out, and various rules are covered. These are frankly secondary to safety, but of course very important. Much about umpiring can be pre-taught, but much is learned by doing.
Five outdoor sessions have been scheduled based on availability of registered umpires.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call or write to:
Regulations and Playing Rules for the AA, AAA, Majors and Intermediate Divisions.
The LLB Rules are the basis of our local LLB program, with some Executive Committee/BOD requested/approved exceptions.
Additionally, in an attempt to simplify the LLB book, and provide clearer explanations, local rules documents are also prepared.
Our local rules documents were updated and posted herein in April, 2018 for the AA, Majors & AAA, and the Intermediate Divisions. They can be found in the "Documents" section of this website.
Special Note about Baseball Bats in 2018.
The specifications for approved youth league bats (LLB and other orgs) were in flux during the past few years. Things have settled for 2018 and we would refer interested parties to the LLB website: www.littleleague.org
Art Krusinski AKrusinski@aol.com 978-443-0791