Youth Umpires

UpdatedMonday March 2, 2020 byMLGSA.

MLGSA provides an opportunity each year for a limited number of girls or boys to work as umpires during the spring season. This is a great opportunity to earn money, learn responsibility and leadership. Any girl or boy in the 8th grade or older is eligible to apply. The youth umpires will officiate Junior League games. Some youth umpires -- selected by the coaches and directors based on thier game feedback -- will be eligilbe to umpire in our playoff and All-Star games. 


New Umpires

Required training is two one-hour sessions in April for new umpires. These training sessions will include a handout on the rules as well as as video clips to help new umpires understand the key elements of umpiring. The training sessions will focus on how to call balls and strikes and how to move around the field to get the best positions for the calls. 

New umpires are paid $15 per game.


2020 New Umpire Training Schedule:

Location Date Time
Lincoln Minor 4/18 12pm to 1pm
Lincoln Minor 4/19 1pm to 2pm
Lincoln Minor 4/26 1pm to 2pm


Returning Umpires

Umpires who have been through the training in previous years have the option to attend one "refresher" meeting prior to the season. "Refresher" sessions will be held during the first 15 minutes of any of the new umpire training dates.   

Returning umpires who have completed 10 games over any previous season will be paid $20 per game.


Please ensure you are registered by March 31st so that you can be included in any communications about the first training session.


How to sign up?

To sign up, use our softball registration link. Choose "Apply to Coach/Volunteer," then choose "Youth Umpire" as role.

Questions:  Email Director of Umpires Joe Perveiler at for more information.