Umpire Schedules and Forms

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Managers: Download and print the Jericho Umpire Sign-in Sheet to document umpires’ reimbursements.

A written report must be submitted to Jericho Little League after any game in which any umpire is verbally or physically abused, any coach, manager, player, or fan is ejected from the game, or for any other incidents worthy of comment from the perspective of the umpire. Use the Jericho Game Incident Report here.

2017 New Umpire Clinic

A clinic for all new umpires will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the Carnarvon NW (Majors A) diamond. *** Please note that the time has changed to avoid conflicts with Majors A games.

Anyone age 11 or older that would like to become an umpire for Jericho Little League must attend this clinic. New umpires will be assigned to umpire games in the Majors C division using our scheduling system. Clinic participants should bring their contact email, parent email, and phone number in order to sign up for an account.

The first hour of the clinic will cover rules and positioning. The second hour will include equipment and practice calling balls and strikes from a live pitcher. Bring a glove, wear a cup and dress for the weather. The clinic will be held rain or shine.

Participants have some pre-work they should complete before the clinic.
1. Visit to review the basic six calls: Ball, Strike, Safe, Out, Time, and Foul.
2. Visit to review the proper stance for calling balls and strikes at the plate.

No clinic registration is necessary. Just complete the pre-work and show up on Sunday. Meet at the field house behind the Carnarvon NW diamond.

New Umpire Clinic

2017 D1 Umpire Clinic for 2nd year umps

A district one (D1) wide clinic for returning 2nd year umpires will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Kerrisdale’s main diamond at Elm Park (5800 Elm St.) from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Anyone who umpired for Jericho last year and wishes to umpire again in 2017 must attend this clinic.

The 2nd year umpire clinic will cover plate umpire mechanics, base umpire positioning and pivots, key points of focus for 2017, and complex game situations from previous years. Wear your blue umpires shirt, grey or black pants, and a jacket for the weather. The clinic will be held rain or shine.

To confirm your attendance at the 2nd year umpire clinic, send an email with your name to Tim Dow, Umpire Coordinator at .

2017 Jericho Umpire Clinic for 3rd year + umps

A Jericho clinic for returning 3rd year (or more) umpires will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Carnarvon NW from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Anyone who umpired for Jericho the last 2 years and wishes to umpire again in 2017 must attend this clinic.

The 3rd year + umpire clinic will cover plate mechanics and strike zone judgement. Wear your blue umpires shirt, a cup, and a jacket for the weather. Bring a glove and a batting helmet for the drills. The clinic will be held rain or shine.

To confirm your attendance at the 3rd year + umpire clinic, send an email with your name to Tim Dow, Umpire Coordinator at .

2017 Umpiring Information

Tim Dow will return as Umpire-in-Chief and Umpire Coordinator again for the 2017 season for Jericho. He can be reached by email at . Tim is available for any questions about rule interpretations or help with any scheduling issues.

Umpire Reimbursement Rates for 2017

Umpires will be reimbursed in cash after each game by the home team manager. There is no extra money for overtime games nor for umping both plate and base. Cash payments to umpires should be considered a reimbursement for expenses incurred for working the game.

  • Majors A Plate: $30, Majors A Base: $25
  • Majors B Plate: $25, Majors B Base: $20
  • Majors C Plate: $20, Majors C Base: $15
  • Minors A Plate: $10, Minors A Base: $10
  • Adult umpires are donating their time and will not be reimbursed.

Umpiring Links

2013 Umpire School Rules Instruction Manual (RIM)
Slot Stance at Plate
Basic Six Calls (Ball, Strike, Safe, Out, Time, Foul)
Baseball Rule Myths
More Rule Myths
Interactive Online Rules Quiz

Pre-game Conference Checklist

Umpires should arrive at least 20 minutes before game time to discuss these items with their partner:

  1. Introductions
  2. Fair-Foul Coverage (who has what and where)
  3. Tag ups and base touches
  4. Fly balls to the outfield
  5. Fly balls to the infield
  6. Coverage of third base (in a two-man system)
  7. Live ball (restarting the game after foul/dead balls)
  8. Uncaught third strike
  9. Batted ball hits batter while in batter’s box
  10. Half swing (check swing)
  11. Umpire positioning on the field
  12. Signals

MLB Plate Work Checklist

Things to think about before working a game behind the plate:

  1. Equipment Properly Worn
  2. Appearance
  3. In-Charge Demeanor
  4. Slot Positioning
  5. Feet Positioning
  6. Shoulders Squared
  7. Adjustments
  8. Setting At Proper Time
  9. Torso Lean
  10. Head Height
  11. Tracking / Timing
  12. Voice
  13. Signals
  14. Judgement / Consistency
  15. Situation Management

Adult Volunteer Umpires

We are always searching for adult volunteer umpires. Come join our crew to give a little something back to the game. A basic knowledge of the game is required along with a criminal record check. Training will be provided at our umpire clinics.

Jericho Adult Umpires (800x600)
2014 Adult Volunteer Umpires

Conduct Toward Umpires

It is never acceptable to verbally abuse an umpire. The Umpire-in-Chief welcomes any constructive comments on umpires. Any criticism or critique relating to the performance of a youth umpire should only be communicated to the youth umpire by the Umpire-in-Chief.

Youth umpires are vital to Jericho Little League. Our policies on providing a safe, fair, and fun environment for players also apply to our umpires. Only positive, instructive, and encouraging comments are allowed to be directed at umpires. We must remember that just as youth players will make mistakes during play, umpires will also make mistakes in officiating, particularly in the younger divisions where they are learning how to umpire.

All on-field incidents will be documented in writing and brought to the attention of the league President. Violators of this policy are subject to disciplinary measures up to and including suspensions from games or expulsion from Jerico Little League.

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