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Umpire Training day at Ford Field
Sunday March 24th at 3pm

This meeting is mandatory for anyone interested in being an umpire for MLL this season.
Please RSVP Matt Murnen at 419.360.5005 by 3/22.

This will be a fun and interactive meeting with live drills, discussions and best practices for our umpires. 

We'll be outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

See you on the 24th!


Are you interested in becoming a Maumee Little League umpire?

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a rookie umpire, your passion for baseball is what matters most!

We are looking for umpires for the 2024 season!

• Training Provided!

• Equipment Provided!

• Get Paid!

• Enjoy the best seat in the house!

Please contact Matt Murnen at 419-360-5005 for more information!

Being a Little League umpire can be a rewarding but challenging role. Here are some tips to help you succeed and enjoy your experience:

  • Know the Rules:
    • Stay up-to-date with the latest Little League rules and regulations.
    • Attend training sessions and clinics offered by your local Little League organization.
  • Positioning:
    • Position yourself to get the best view of the play. Move quickly and be aware of your positioning to make accurate calls.
    • Stay behind the catcher when the pitcher is delivering the ball and move to the appropriate position for each play.
  • Communication:
    • Clearly communicate your calls with confidence.
    • Be approachable and willing to explain your decisions to coaches and players in a calm manner.
  • Stay Focused:
    • Pay attention to the game at all times. Anticipate plays and be ready to make split-second decisions.
    • Avoid distractions and maintain your concentration throughout the game.
  • Consistency is Key:
    • Be consistent in your calls for both teams. Players and coaches appreciate consistency in officiating.
    • Apply the rules consistently, and don't be swayed by external factors.
  • Stay Calm and Composed:
    • Maintain your composure, especially in tense situations.
    • If a disagreement arises, stay calm and listen before responding.
  • Continuous Learning:
    • Seek feedback from experienced umpires and be open to constructive criticism.
    • Attend workshops and training sessions regularly to improve your skills.
  • Dress Professionally:
    • Wear the appropriate uniform and equipment. A professional appearance instills confidence in players, coaches, and spectators.
  • Physical Fitness:
    • Umpiring can be physically demanding. Stay in good physical condition to keep up with the pace of the game.
  • Preparation:
    • Arrive early to inspect the field and ensure it's in proper playing condition.
    • Be prepared for the weather conditions with appropriate attire and equipment.
  • Build Rapport:
    • Develop positive relationships with coaches, players, and fellow umpires. A good rapport makes the game more enjoyable for everyone.
  • Adaptability:
    • Be adaptable and able to handle different situations. Games may not always go as planned, and you need to adjust accordingly.

Remember, Little League umpiring is a valuable contribution to youth sports, and your role is crucial in creating a positive and fair playing environment.


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PO Box #12 
Maumee, Ohio 43537

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