The Role of the Little League UmpireThe volunteer umpire is as much a part of Little League as the volunteer manager, coach, or concession stand worker. Each of us in Little League must take responsibility for our own actions. However, umpires are appointed by the local league President and approved by the local league board of directors. The umpire is there to ensure safety, sportsmanship, and game control when required. Umpires should always carry the current year rule book. It is better to consult the rules and hold up play long enough to make the correct call rather than have the game protested and possibly replayed.
Mount Sentinel Little League's Umpire-in-Chief, Max Cannon, will be hosting 2 upcoming umpire clinics. Both are open to all kids league age 12 and older, as well as adults - including coaches, parents, and anyone else wanting to learn more about umpiring.
There is no cost for these clinics and lunch will be provided. Attending both clinics is encouraged (as they will focus on different aspects of umpiring) but by no means required.
Missoula Area Umpire Clinic
When: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Where: Playfair Park (Clawson Complex), Field 7
9:30am: registration at the concession stand
10:00am: on-field 2-umpire mechanics
Noon: lunch break
12:30 - 2:00: on-field mechanics
Lolo/Florence/Bitterroot Umpire Clinic
When: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Where: Florence High School baseball field
9:00am: rules portion
noon: lunch break
1:00 - 3:00: on-field mechanics
If you have any questions, please contact:
Max E Cannon, Jr.
Umpire-in-Chief, Mt. Sentinel Little League
For more information on volunteering and becoming an umpire, please contact our Umpire in Chief
Max Cannon at [email protected].