What is the criteria for becoming a certified Little League umpire?

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There is not a certification requirement to become a Little League umpire. All Little League umpires are expected to be volunteers. Training on rules and mechanics are the responsibility of the local league’s Umpire-in-Chief. To support the Umpire-In-Chief, Little League International provides a variety of training outlets, including regional and national clinics, schools, and online resources available through Little League University at LittleLeagueU.org.

As a result of the training and education provided by Little League International, we hope to improve the quality of the volunteer umpires skills, but at no time does a volunteer umpire receive “official certification” from our program.

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