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Umpire Schedules and Forms

New Umpire Clinic

Jericho's new umpire clinic will be held - April 6, 2024

Anyone age 11 or older that would like to become an umpire for Jericho Little League must attend this clinic. Clinic participants should bring a glove, wear a cup and dress for the weather. The clinic will be held rain or shine. Please email if you'd like to attend.


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. There will be a short Jericho specific meeting following the clinic.


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

1. Visit to review basic call mechanics. 


2. Visit to review the proper stance for calling balls and strikes at the plate.

New umpires can umpire games in the Minors and Majors C division.


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


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.

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.

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