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Fairball - December 2006

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Little League Baseball Softball Umpire e-Newsletter

Volume 12 - Issue No. 4
December 2006
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 2007 Umpire Schools/Clinics

Eastern Region - Bristol, Conn.
Umpire Clinic – Feb 10 - 11
Umpire School - Mar 28 - Apr 3
Umpire School  - Apr 25 - 29
Umpire School  - Sept 19 - 23

Southern Region -
St. Petersburg, F
Umpire Clinic – Jan 5 - 7
Umpire Clinic – Feb 3 - 4
Umpire School - Mar 28 - Apr 1

Central Region -
Indianapolis, I
UIC Clinic – Feb 16-18
Rules Clinic - Mar 2 - 4
Basic Umpire Mechanics Clinic Mar 9 - 11
Umpire School - May 6 - 11

Southwest Region -
Waco, Texas
Umpire Training School
Jan 19 - 21
Rules Seminar - Feb 16 - 17

Western Region -
San Bernardino, Calif.
Umpire School Week 1
Jan 13 - 19
Umpire School Week 2
Jan 20 - 26
Umpire Mechanics Clinic
Feb 9 - 11
Rules Clinics - Feb 10 - 11
Umpire Mechanics Clinic
Feb 23 - 25
Rules Clinics - Feb 24 - 25
Junior Umpire School
June 23 - 29

Little League Baseball
Williamsport, Pa.

Umpire Clinic – Mar 31 - April 1
Umpire School – April 22 - 27
Umpire Clinic – Sept 15 - 16

As you can see there are still opportunities for you to improve your umpiring. Why not make plans to attend one of these clinics or schools?

Contact your Regional Headquarters for more information.


Welcome To The New
Fairball e-Newsletter

Times are Changing

In an effort to make changes that will improve the Umpire Registry effective Jan. 1, 2007 the Fairball newsletter will ONLY be delivered via electronic means. With this issue everyone will receive the Fairball newsletter in the mail and to their email inbox. If you don’t get the newsletter in your inbox you need to contact Kim Chaney with your email address. You can email her at kchaney@littleleague.org with your address and she will update your records here at Little League International to ensure that you receive the newsletter on time and every time. 

Times are Changing II

The cost of membership in the Little League Umpire Registry is going up beginning with the 2007 season. The cost will be $25 for a one-year membership. Besides the many benefits you already receive from your membership, i.e. rule books, The Right Call, etc., that membership will now also bring you your own copy of the E-Rules CD complete with video of specific rules to help you understand those rules just a little better.

This Month's Stump The Ump

Think you can answer all the questions without missing any? Check out these questions and see how many you can get right? Don’t read too much into the questions, don’t read between the lines. Just answer the question that is asked. Click Here

2007 Regulation & Rule Changes

Click Here to review the changes adopted at the Aug. 25, 2006 meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors.

Official Communications

Thinking about conducting an umpire clinic for your district or league? Want to brush up on rules and mechanics for your own information? Click Here


Thinking about some new equipment for the 2007 campaign?  Need a new chest protect or shin guards?  Thinking about changing to a different colored shirt for next season? 

continues to offer a complete line of Little League Umpire shirts, tee shirts, jackets, mock turtleneck shirts, etc.

Why not give Honig’s a call to help that special someone prepare for the coming season. For more information, current catalogs, etc., contact Honig’s at 1-800-468-3284 or http://www.honigs.com

21st Annual Sun Belt Umpires Camp

Jerry Layne (Major League Baseball) is the Chief Instructor for the 21st Annual Sun Belt Umpires Camp. The Camp will be held on February 23 - 25, 2007. All members of the Umpire Registry are eligible for a $125 discount for attendance at the Camp.

Contact Steve Spano 704-543-7308, P. O. Box 472473, Charlotte, NC 28247. Check out Steve’s web site at www.amateurumpire.com/sunbelt.

Steve Spano is a Little League Baseball World Series Umpire who umpired in the 1983 World Series. Remember to tell him you are an active member of the Little League Umpire Registry.

What’s it like to do a Regional or World Series?

Waiting to see if you got a Regional assignment so you can get qualified for a World Series?
Read Steve Endsley’s story on his Little League Regional experience in Bristol, Conn.

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