Youth umpire registration is now open

UpdatedTuesday February 4, 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 their game feedback -- will be eligible to umpire in our playoff and All-Star games.

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

Required training for new umpires is two one-hour sessions in April for new umpires. These 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.

Dates and times for the training sessions. They will be held in April, and dates will be communicated to registered umpires via the emails provided at registration.

Returning 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.