Youth Umpires

UpdatedFriday February 25, 2022 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 for any girl or boy in 8th grade or older to earn money, as well as learn responsibility and leadership. Our youth umpires officiate our Junior League (4th and 5th grade) slow-pitch games. Some youth umpires -- selected by the coaches and directors based on their game feedback -- will be eligible to umpire in our playoff and All-Star games. 


New Umpires

New youth umpires are required to take two one-hour training sessions in April. 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 in the best positions for the calls. New umpires are paid $15 per game.


2021 New Umpire Training Schedule:

Location Date Time
Lincoln Minor TBD TBD
Lincoln Minor TBD TBD
Lincoln Minor (Rain Date only) TBD TBD


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.