2018 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. 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 beginning in 2016.
CANCELLED Mandatory New Umpire Course for Prospective AAA and AA Umpires. 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. During the oitdoor session, going behind the plate is required, and education about safety is the primary course goal. Balls & Strikes are secondary, but of course very important..
Indoor session cancelled. You should have received an e-mail notice of same on March 23rd.
The outdoor sessions will still be held at a TBD place/date/time.
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.
In an attempt to simplify 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 2018 season.
Local modifications for the AA were updated in 2017 and will be updated during the 2018 session.
Local modifications for the Intermediate Division were handled by the Commissioners and EC. For 2018, the local rules will be posted on the website just prior to the season. This is possible now that the local rules have become more settled.
All Rules documents for umpired games are posted 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) been in flux over the past few years. It appears that things have settled for 2018 and we would refer interested parties to the LLB website: www.littleleague.org