Idaho District 2 Little League: Umpires

Wednesday, March 21
2018 Little League Rule Changes

2018 Little League Rule Changes, a number of which were approved and implemented at Little League Congress in January 2018, so they are not included in the printed copies of the Little League rules. The link to these rules changes on the Little League website is above.

Summary as follows: 

  • Reg VI(d): Pitcher cannot pitch in 3 consecutive days, even if under 20 pitches
  • 1.10 (Baseball only): All bats must have USA Baseball screenprint (no stickers except for T-Ball) or Int/Jun can be BBCOR 0.50. No BPF 1.15 bats allowed. No pine tar allowed on wooden bats. Barrel diameter not to exceed 2 5/8”
  • 3.03: Regular Season Substitution rules match Tournament Rules Starter and sub are married and cannot be in the lineup at the same time. Once both have met minimum play, can be freely substituted
  • 4.04: Using Continuous Batting Order, all players are considered starters
  • 4.10(e): Interleague did not adopt the 15 run rule after 3 innings for the regular season. Will be required at All-Stars
  • 8.06: Majors and above, mound visits are limited to 1 per inning and 2 per game
  • 9.01: Stealing signs is grounds for ejection

Saturday, February 6
Umpire Resources

Here are a few training resources for your reference.

Umpire Bible -- The district umpires have reviewed this site, and find it to be highly useful in all training aspects. The address is if the link doesn't work.

Be sure to also check out the Downloads:Umpires page for training materials, pregame checklists, and more.

Umpire Contact List


2018 District Umpire Staff

Rob Brown - District UIC 841-9466
Ian Osgood 360-470-8048
Jim Byrne 850-8120
Jim Shemwell 794-8242
Chuck Lawrence 440-9800
Al Marino 412-0027
Bob Darling 425-736-4480
J.D. Sexton        890-6780
Mike Garoutte 371-5411


2018 League UICs

Glen Hogin Nampa UIC 841-4833
Brian Hartvigsen South Boise UIC 340-0359
Scott Gafford West Boise UIC 899-1182 
Michael Lormore West Valley UIC 761-9612
Ben Semple North Boise UIC 340-5215 
Josh Bartunek
Southwest Ada UIC 695-6311
Brian Weers Emmett UIC 369-3321 
Owen Seatz Northwest Ada UIC 860-3172
 Katrina Barber  Idaho City UIC 392-4764

Sunday, February 4
2018 Umpire Training - Local

Below are the dates, times, and locations for both Rules and Mechanics (on-field) clinics.  Note that some days there are 2 mechanics clinics being offered, attendance is only expected for a single 3-hour clinic (morning or afternoon).


Upcoming Clinics: 

Date  Time Clinic Type (Hosting League) Location / Notes
 March 10 (Sat)      
  9a - Noon Rules (ELL) New Life Celebration Church, 1809 S Sub Station Rd., Emmett
  1p - 3p Mechanics (ELL) Gem Island Sports Complex, Emmett

9a - Noon 


(NVLL) Nampa City Rec Senior Center, 207 Constitution Way, Nampa

 1p - 3p


(NVLL) Birch Fields, 6900 Birch Ln, Nampa
March 17 (Sat)      
  9a - Noon Mechanics (NBLL/WVLL) Riverglen Jr. High, 6801 N. Gary Ln., Boise

2p - 5p 


 (SBLL/SWALL) Liberty Park, N Liberty St., Boise
 March 20 (Tue)      
  7p - 9p Rules (Northern) Lowell Scott Middle School, 13600 W. McMillan Rd, Boise
 April 2 (Mon)
   7p - 8p  Balk  Rolling Hills School – 8900 N. Horseshoe Bend Rd, Garden City
 April 5 (Thu)
   7p - 9p
 Rules  (Southern) Amity Elementary - 10000 W Amity Rd, Boise
 April 8 (Sun)      
  1p - 4p Mechanics (WBLL/NWALL) McDevitt Fields – E. McMillan & Eagle Rd, Boise