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Fairball - February 2007

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Little League Baseball Softball Umpire e-Newsletter

Volume 13 - Issue No. 1
February  2007
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 2007 Umpire Schools/Clinics

Eastern Region -
Bristol, Conn.
Umpire School - Mar 28 - Apr 3
Umpire School  - Apr 25 - 29
Umpire School  - Sept 19 - 23

Southern Region -
St. Petersburg, F
Umpire School - Mar 28 - Apr 1

Central Region -
Indianapolis, I
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 18- 20 Postponed until  March 2-3

Western Region -
San Bernardino, Calif.
Junior Umpire School
June 23 - 29

Little League International
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

As we move forward with the new electronic newsletter, how are we doing? What can we do to help you as a Volunteer Umpire? What would you like to see included in the newsletter? Let me know and we will see if we can accommodate you and make the newsletter bigger and better. Send your comments and/or recommendations to me at akonyar@littleleague.org. This newsletter will only be as good as you make it.

Times are Changing

In an effort to make changes that will improve the Umpire Registry effective 1/1/2007, the Fairball newsletter will ONLY be delivered via electronic means. If you don’t get the newsletter in your inbox and your friends do,  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 headquarters to ensure that you receive the newsletter on time and every time.

This Month's Stump The Ump

Think you got a handle on the rules. Check out these questions and see how well you do. Good luck.
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Little League online Volunteer Umpire Tip of the Month – November/December 2006

The Little League online Newsletter Volunteer Umpire Tip of the Month – November/December 2006 has some of you confused and thinking there has been a change in mechanics for the 60 foot diamond.  Click Here to Clarify.

This Months guest writer !

Ever wonder why you umpire? See what Marvin H. Young, NY District 24; Staten Island, NY had to say in the Guest Writer spot for this newsletter.  Click Here to read Marvin's article.

Baseball Rule Book Corrections

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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 protector 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

Little League Baseball and Softball now sells Honig’s umpire shirts, indicators and plate brushes. You can order from Little League Baseball by calling 570-326-1921 ext 361 to place your order.

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.

Register For Our Baseball Camps

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