Umpires are special people, who care about our local youth and the rules of the game. We are always in need of outstanding people willing to step and become a Little League Umpire.
We have volunteer and paid positions available, and will provide all of the training and gear needed for you to step on the field. Frequently Asked Questions
Can I become an Umpire?
Anyone who has an approved Volunteer Application form on file (for the current season) with the League can be an umpire. Adults can either be volunteers (unpaid) or paid contractors. Junior umpires (under 18) can become an umpire by contacting the Umpire in Chief, Jeff Hocker at [email protected].
Is there training?
Yes. The Umpire in Chief holds training sessions in advance of the spring as well as ongoing support and umpire coaching. Additionally, umpires receive booklets with Little League rules and umpire-specific information. For specific information please contact our UIC, Jeff Hocker.
I’d like to be paid for serving as an umpire. Is that possible?
For information on payment options for Umpiring with Redmond Little League please email [email protected].
Do I have to buy my own umpire equipment?
The League provides umpire shirts and hats. Protective gear such as face masks, chest protectors, shin guards, ball bags, strike/ball indicators, and plate brushes are provided as well and stored at each location. Umpires may also provide their own equipment, should they wish to do so.
How are umpires selected to work a game?
The League Umpire in Chief who works with umpires to determine availability, and then will contact each umpire once the division schedules have been established to determine if the umpire would like to accept a game. If the umpire declines the game, then it will be offered to another umpire.
The League prefers that umpires work games from the various divisions (Minors, Majors, & Juniors), as each division provides different levels of play and being exposed to different umpires at their games promotes a richer experience for players.
Is there a minimum number of games I need to work? Is there a maximum number?
There is no minimum number of games required to be worked in a season.
The maximum number is determined by the availability of other umpires, and your own desire to work games.
Am I insured by the League?
Adult volunteer and youth volunteers are covered by the League’s insurance. Independent contractors (paid umpires) are not insured by Redmond Little League
I’d like to be an umpire.
Please email our UIC, Jeff Hocker at [email protected] today!