Umpire Registration and Umpire Course.
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 or meetings. The registration form along with a document about Safety along with a Liability Waiver, can be found in the "Documents" section of thsi website.
For 2016 a different training approach was intorduced and is being repeated in 2017.
Contact Art Krusinski at the tel# or e-mail address below if interested in becomeing 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:
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 course was minimal. Also we wanted to address the busy schedules of our returning teen umps. Therefore the March indoor classroom session was eliminated for 2016 and 2017.
New Umpire Course for Prospective AAA and AA Umpires.
As in the past, Prospective umpires will be trained on the field at a game this year. This approach is used because the mechanics of umpiring are better understood and absorbed during an actual scrimmage or game with actual plays occurring, rather than in a classroom where plays must be described rather than experienced.. The training is done by adult patched umpires. Going behind the plate is required, and safety is the primary course goal. Balls & Strikes are secondary, but of course still important..
If you have any questions, please feel free to call or write to me.
Regulations and Playing Rules for the AA, AAA, Majors and Intermediate Divisions.
The LLB Rules are used in our LLB program.
In an attempt to simply the LLB book, and provide clearer explanations, local rules documents are also prepared.
Local modifications for the Majors & AAA were done in 2014 and will be updated during the 2017 season.
Local modifications for the AA were updated in 2017.
The Intermediate Division Rules were handled by the Commissioners and EC, For 2017 , the local rules will be posted on the website after we see how the first few weeks go. In the interim, the commisioners have distributed rules guidance..
Rules documents are posted in the "Documents" section of this website.