With the season quickly approaching it is time to begin assembling the team of umpires that will officiate our 2022 spring and summer games.  Umpiring is a challenging and rewarding way to stay involved in youth baseball and gain valuable experience in what, for many kids, is their first job.

Who should consider umpiring:

  • 13 year old and up former baseball and softball players
  • Possess self confidence to make and stand by their calls in front of players, coaches, and fans
  • Mentally and physically comfortable calling balls and strikes behind the plate
  • Availability to work at least one game per week
  • Desire to make some money.  Entry level games start at $20 and scale as they gain skill and experience

What preparation is required?

  • Register in the umpire assignment system
  • Take a written exam on rules of the game
  • On field training sessions covering umpiring mechanics and teamwork
  • Uniform and equipment are provided

To get started:

  • Register on the Horizon Assignment System (“sign up” is bottom left of the page – returning umps should login to refresh their data)
  • Use Association 205601 when prompted
  • Use the umpire as the primary record (not the parent)
  • Enter a second parent email address for communication redundancy
  • Enter a phone number capable of receiving text messages and agree to receive texts
  • Note that sign-up is a two-stage process requiring that league acceptance of umpires into the system to complete registration
  • Information regarding testing and scheduling will follow registration

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Director of Umpires.

Brad McCreedy