UMPIRES

Umpire Schedules and Forms

Game assignments will be scheduled using assignr.comClick here to login to your assignr.com account.

 

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.

New Umpire Clinic

Jericho's new umpire clinic will be held - 2023 season date and time TBD

Anyone age 11 or older that would like to become an umpire for Jericho Little League must attend this clinic. Clinic participants should bring their contact email, parent email, phone number, a glove, wear a cup and dress for the weather. The clinic will be held rain or shine. No registration is required for this training clinic.

 

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.

 

Participants have some pre-work they should complete before the clinic.

1. Visit https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/description-of-the-basic-six-field-mechanics/ to review basic call mechanics. 

 

2. Visit https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/plate-mechanics-explaining-slot/ 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 for the clinic. Meet at the fieldhouse behind the Carnarvon NW diamond.

 

Note:  New umpires will be assigned to umpire games in the Majors C division using our assignr.com scheduling system.

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District 1 Umpire Clinic

Jericho Advanced Umpire Clinic

A clinic for Jericho's advanced umpires will be held - 2023 season dates/times TBD. Any Jericho umpire who has already attended the district wide clinic in past years must attend this advanced clinic.

 

The advanced 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.

 

Adult Volunteer Umpires

We are always searching for adult volunteer umpires. 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. Jericho will offer an adult umpire training clinic if there is enough interest.  To express interest send an email to admin@jerichobaseball.com

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A district wide umpire clinic for returning umpires will be held - 2023 season date and time TBD.

 

Anyone who umpired for Jericho last year and wishes to return must attend this clinic. Umpires from Dunbar, Kerrisdale, and Little Mountain will join us for the clinic.

 

The district wide umpire clinic will cover plate umpire mechanics, base umpire positioning and pivots, key points of focus for the upcoming season, 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.

 

Umpire Reimbursement Rates for 2022

Umpires will be reimbursed via cheque or e-transfer at the end of each month. Payments to umpires should be considered a reimbursement for expenses incurred for working the game.

  • Majors A Plate: $35, Majors A Base: $30

  • Majors B Plate: $30, Majors B Base: $25

  • Majors C Plate: $25, Majors C Base: $20

  • Adult umpires are donating their time and will not be reimbursed.

Umpiring Links

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

Conduct Toward Umpires

It is never acceptable to verbally abuse an umpire. We welcome 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 League.

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 Jericho Little League.