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.

 

2020 New Umpire Clinic

Date, time and location TBA

 

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 http://www.stocktonumpires.com/Signaling-Ball.htm to review the basic six calls: Ball, Strike, Safe, Out, Time, and Foul.

 

2. Visit http://www.stocktonumpires.com/Stances.htm 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.

 

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

2020 District 1 Umpire Clinic for 2nd-year umps

Date, time and location TBA

 

Anyone who umpired for Jericho last year and wishes to umpire again in 2020 must attend this clinic. Umpires from Dunbar, Kerrisdale, and Little Mountain will join us for the clinic.

 

The 2nd-year umpire clinic will cover plate umpire mechanics, base umpire positioning and pivots, key points of focus for 2020, 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, the Umpire Coordinator at umpires@jerichobaseball.com .

 

2020 Jericho Umpire Clinic for 3rd year + umps

Date, time and location TBA

 

Anyone who umpired for Jericho the last 2 years and wishes to umpire again in 2020 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, the Umpire Coordinator at umpires@jerichobaseball.com .

 

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 Tim Dow at umpires@jerichobaseball.com .

2020 Umpiring Information

Tim Dow returns as Umpire-in-Chief and Umpire Coordinator for Jericho this season. He can be reached by email at umpires@jerichobaseball.com . Tim is available for any questions about rule interpretations or help with any scheduling issues.

 

Umpire Reimbursement Rates for 2020

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

 
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 Jericho Little League.

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