2014 Umpire Events at Little League International
Interested in becoming a volunteer umpire for your local league? Not sure about that rule you were ask about last season? Why not make plans to attend one of these clinics or schools? Contact your Regional Headquarters for more information.
When is a Catcher's Throat Protector Not "Dangling?"
Have you ever wondered why Little League rules call for the catcher's throat protector to be "dangling?" There's a very good reason, which you'll find by reading the explanation from Andy Konyar, Little League International's umpire consultant.
The mission of the Little League World Series Umpire Alumni association is to encourage all members of the association to "reach out" into every league and share our expertise and experience. The association supports the training and development of Little League Baseball and Softball volunteers at the local level, through clinics and seminars, to enhance their umpiring skills and to promote the full benefit and enjoyment of the youngsters that play Little League Baseball/Softball.
Every year local leagues have elections, organizational meetings, registrations, drafts, etc.. Then, a week before the season starts someone asks, "What about umpires?" This story portrays some items leagues should think about in building a viable volunteer umpire program.