Umpires

2016 Zionsville Little League Umpire Information

How to Become a ZLL Youth Umpire

  • Minimum age of 12 (by April 30, 2016)
  • 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
  • Must 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

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

Advanced Field Clinic

  • Required annually for all umpires entering 3rd year or more of umpire experience
  • Review specific areas of umpire development in game management and overall effectiveness
  • Focus on umpires most likely to umpire the Major and Intermediate baseball/softball divisions

The schedule for the required 2016 ZLL umpire training clinics is listed below:

Clinic Date Time Location
Basic rules clinic Sunday March 20 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Lions Club house
Thursday March 24 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Lions Club house
Introductory field clinic Wednesday March 23 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Lions Park
Tuesday April 5 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Lions Park
Advanced field clinic Tuesday March 22 POSTPONED 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Lions Park
Monday April 4 POSTPONED 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Lions Park

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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