Umpiring at Hastings Community Little League
Hastings Community Little League has a strong tradition of training and supporting youth umpires. Typically drawn from our players, but open to anyone, umpires may begin training from age 9 & up, and work games once they have completed an initial training session offered through the league.
Players can umpire in any division below the one within which they play - Major division players can umpire Minor and Rookie games, and Minor division players can umpire Rookie games.
Rule books are provided for all umpires. The Umpire in Chief is available to provide support and answer any questions throughtout the season, as well as look out for our umpires' best interests and assure they are treated with respect at all times.
Registration and Training
Umpire Clinics for the 2017 season have concluded.
Rookie Umpire Clinic - For both new and returning umpires and will cover all aspects of umpiring in the Rookie division.
Minor Umpire Clinic - For both new and returning umpires and will cover all aspects of umpiring in the Minor division.
Umpire Pay Rates
HCLL Players (Rookie and Minor Games):
Plate Umpire - $15.00
Base Umpire - $10.00
13 to 18 Year Old Umpires (Minor and Major Games):
Plate Umpire - $30.00
Base Umpire - $20.00
Notification of Games Umpired
Rookie Umpires should remind the home team coach to e-mail the names of Umpires for each game to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minor and Major Game Umpires (Under Age 18):
1) For games at Hastings Park, sign in at the Concession.
2) For games at Falaise Park, e-mail games umpired to email@example.com
Booking Umpires for Rookie Games
The Home team is responsible for booking both a plate umpire and base umpire for games. It is recommened that umpires are booked at least 1 week in advance. A list of available Rookie Umpires and contact information will be provided to the coaches by the Division Coordinator at the start of each season and be posted on the Coaches page.
To access the list of Umpires available for Rookie division games, click here: 2016 Rookie Umpire List
The safety of all players at Hastings Community Little League is a priority for all our volunteers, coaches, umpires and parents. Please review our league safety manual which describes all our policies and rules regarding player safety. You can see the manual by clicking here: HCLL Safety Manual.
Umpires' Resources and Documents
Little League International is the primary information resource for all umpires. Umpiring rules, regulations and policies can be found on the Little League International website here: Little League Umpire Rules
Hastings Community Little League also provides umpires with rule books and the Umpire in Chief is available to answer any questions, as well as look out for our umpires' best interests and assure they are treated with respect at all times.
Please refer to the 2 Umpire Crew Mechanics document which reviews the proper field positioning for Umpires during games. It can be found here:
Test your Umpiring knowledge here: Online Umpire Quiz
Must See Video for Umpires and Coaches
A must see Sports Science video with an inside look at the difficulties of being an Umpire. To see the ESPN Sports Science video: Click Here.