13U Pee Wee and older age players and adults are eligible to umpire at the 11U Mosquito level (Level 1). 15U Bantam age and older players and adults are eligible to umpire at the 13U Pee Wee level (Level 2).
New umpires MUST take a Level 1 Umpire Clinic. Level 2 must be taken every year.
If you are interested in umpiring for the upcoming season, the clinic schedule is available at:
Please register and and pay your membership/clinic fees. Fees will be reimbursed by GHLPBA after 5 games have been umpired at GHLPBA home parks.
Yes, and if you have taken the Level 1 clinic and didn't take Level 2 and wish to umpire Pee Wee, you must attend the full day clinic, which is a review of Level 1 and a open book exam for the Level 2 part and a practicum out on the field.
The umpire must be older than the division he or she is umpiring – so, for example, a player in the Pee Wee division can umpire games in the Mosquito division, but a player in the Mosquito division cannot umpire in that division (they could in theory umpire in the Novice division, but there's no need for umpires there).
Yes, there most definitely is a dress code:
- Large navy or light blue golf shirt with the crest from the clinic ironed or sewn on the left breast pocket – large enough for the padded gear to go underneath regular size for the base umpire.
- Navy blue or black baggy pants – baggy enough around the leg for the gear to go under the pants. Normal pant leg for the base umpire.
- Regular-size navy or light blue golf shirt with the crest from the clinic ironed or sewn on the left breast pocket
- Regular-sized navy blue or black trousers
NOTE: No sweat pants with white line down the sides or baseball pants.
Hats are available for purchase for each umpire for a small fee. All umpire shirts and pants are available for purchase from Eric Rasmussen.
The plate umpire needs a ball bag capable of holding at least 4 baseballs, a plate brush and indicator. This year the kit is available for a fee at the clinics.
Base umpires are required to have a indicator. Cleats must be worn by both plate umpire and base umpire: no running shoes are allowed.
Your Umpire-in-Chief (UIC) of the park this season is Barry Whelan: email him your availability with the following information:
- Parents' email address
- Your games schedule if you are playing and your time away.
- Your cellphone #, in case another umpire doesn't show or is sick.
The UIC co-ordinates your position, be it plate or base, and will inform you in advance so there is no confusion at the park.