Spotsylvania County Little League: Umpires
Umpiring is one of the most important aspects of any Little League Program. As our league continues to grow, additional umpires are needed to cover the additional games. Please consider joining our all volunteer force. No experience is necessary - FREE training is provided by our experienced umpires. We even offer On the Job Training if you missed the off season training! There are incentives to umpiring in addition to the joys of a front row seat to watching a child's first hit, for example, if you attend training and umpire in just 5 games, one child's registration is FREE. We also provide the equipment to get behind the plate! More information on the extensive incentive program can be found below.
For more details or to volunteer please email the SCLL Umpire in Chief, Matt Glunt.
To volunteer, fill out a volunteer application and return it to us with a copy of a picture ID. You can mail it to us, scan and email it to us, or bring it to one of our in person registrations.
Thursday, January 4
New Baseball Rules for 2018
Little League has joined most other organized leagues in moving to the new USA Bat standard to replace/revise the current 1.15bpf requirements. All baseball bats in the Junior and below divisions (to include Challlenger) MUST comply with the new USA Baseball standard. The new bats are currently available for purchase. More information can be found on the Little League Website. Note: This does not impact softball bats and does not impact the BBCOR standard used in the Senior Division.
SCLL Umpire Incentives
In an effort to show our volunteer umpires our appreciation for their hard work and dedication to our league, and to help equip the umpires going forward, Spotsylvania County Little League has instituted the following incentive program. The incentive program is meant to reimburse some of the many expenses taken on by our volunteers. These new incentives as well as previous incentives, are now documented in the Umpire Incentive Program document below. Thanks Blue!
2018 Umpire Training Clinics
Whether your new to Little League umpiring or long time veteran, umpiring can be intimidating. SCLL has developed a fun and exciting training and education program to help you learn how to umpire or refresh your umpire skills. Please consider joining our umpire crew. No previous experience is necessary.
In preparation for the upcoming season, Spotsylvania County Little League will be holding various umpire clinics. The foundation of any good umpiring or coaching experience is a knowledge of the rule book and the mechanics of working the game. Please consider attending all or as many sessions as you can. These sessions will help you learn the basics of being a Little League umpire. The field clinics are of primary importance because they offer you the opportunity to learn the basics of how to be an umpire and provide you the practice before you get onto the field in a real game.
Spring 2018 SCLL Classroom Training:
25 January 2018, 6-8pm - Regulations, Rules 1-3
1 Februrary 2018, 6-8pm - Rules 4-9
Location: Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) Conference Room
Spring 2018 SCLL Umpire Mechanics Training Sessions:
8 April 2018, 2-4pm @ Loriella Park 1
Please RSVP for the above sessions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCLL Umpire Newsletters
Check out the SCLL Umpire Newsletters! Get the latest umpire news, rulebook myths, and more. Going forward we are going to strive to release a newsletter at least quarterly.
- March 2015 (Volume 2, Issue 1)
- March 2014 (Volume 1, Issue 1)
With a league our size, tasks such as manually scheduling umpires become very time consuming. After an offseason review of existing industry umpire scheduling software, it became clear that none of them would fit our unique needs close enough. So, a custom site was developed. The website allows for self assigning of games and will send automated emails alerting umpires of schedule openings removing this burdon from the UIC. Creating an account is completely optional, but also the preferred method as it will save the UIC a lot of time. If you choose not to create an account, you can sign up for games simply by responding to the emails as you always have.
The website also has links to useful information, game history, and incentive tracking. Sign up for your account at https://www.scllumpires.org. Note that your account needs to be activated by the administrator before being able to schedule yourself for games.
Little League Umpire Quiz
Little League Umpire Registry