Williamsport: Umpire Academy
March 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - March 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm$280
Little League® International Baseball and Softball is pleased to extend a cordial invitation to all league volunteers to join our enthusiastic Little League Instructors in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on March 15-20, 2022, for our week-long Little League Umpire Academy. Students must be a minimum of eighteen years old to attend this Academy. Enrollment in this Academy will be limited to forty (40) participants. It will be held in the Dr. Creighton J. Hale International Grove Dining Hall, Recreation Room (2nd Floor), and the field facilities at Little League International Headquarters. Should we experience inclement weather all field exercises and plate work will be conducted indoors. The cost to attend the Academy is $280.00 per student.
The week-long session will cover rules, regulations, and interpretations (Baseball and Softball); the mechanics of the two-umpire system; the philosophy, mental approach, and attitude toward Little League Baseball and Softball; the handling of situations and control of the game; as well as three-and four-umpire system discussions.
The cost of the academy will include a light dinner Tuesday evening, two meals per day (Wednesday – Saturday), one meal (Sunday), and housing in Little League International Dormitories. Each student attending the academy will need to provide their own equipment including an umpire hat, indicator for balls and strikes, baseball glove, mask, and complete plate gear (if they have it). The preferred uniform for the school is heather or charcoal gray umpire pants, black t-shirt, black shoes, and black belt.
We offer an enjoyable experience that will afford each volunteer umpire the opportunity to become properly trained before the season starts. Please encourage other umpires, coaches, and managers to attend. Should you have any questions, or need information regarding the school, please contact Cathy Lusk, Operations Administrative Assistant, at 570-326-1921, ext. 2248 or CLusk@LittleLeague.org.
Due to the on-going pandemic, it is imperative that you understand the following: “Little League reserves the right to implement mitigation efforts at tournaments that may include, but not limited to, masking, testing, and vaccination requirements.”