Umpires

2017 Zionsville Little League Umpire Information

How to Become a ZLL Youth Umpire

Sign up for first-year/rookie umpires begins February 1 and ends March 15.  Registration will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis until all open spots are filled.  Applicants submitting their registration are currently being placed on a waitlist and will be provided the opportunity to serve as an umpire if positions become available.  As of 2/19/2017, new umpire registration is closed and we are no longer accepting applications for the 2017 season.

  • Minimum age of 12 (by April 30, 2017)
  • Must possess good understanding of baseball/softball
  • Must pass ZLL Rookie Umpire Test with score of 80% or better in first year
  • Annually attend required ZLL training (dates and times to be announced)
  • Review and Sign Umpire Waiver Form each year
  • Approved by ZLL Umpire Office and remain in good standing with ZLL

Pay structure*

LEAGUE PLATE BASE
Rookie divisions $15
Minors Baseball/Softball $25 $15
Majors Baseball/Softball $30 $20
Intermediate Baseball (50/70) $40 $30
  • Tournament games pay rate will be $5 higher than regular season games.

Training/Clinics

Training is required to umpire in Zionsville Little League. Please review the information below to determine the clinic(s) a prospective umpire must attend.

Basic Rules Clinic

  • Required annually for all 1st year (“rookie) and 2nd year umpires
  • Classroom review of Little League baseball/softball rules
  • Complete pre-work review of rules information posted on ZLL web site in advance of clinic
  • “Rookie” umpires must complete and pass rules exam at 80% level or higher

Introductory Field Clinic

  • Required annually for all 1st year (“rookie”) and 2nd year umpires
  • On-field review of umpire positioning, game mechanics and safety
  • Complete pre-work review of position and mechanics information posted on ZLL web site in advance of clinic

The schedule for the required 2017 ZLL umpire training clinics will be posted in mid-February.

For more information about these clinics, contact Brad Redman, ZLL Umpire Officer.

Umpire Schedules

Umpire schedules will be maintained using Assignr schedule software with account provided to each umpire once registered and approved to umpire.


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