If a game is postponed for any reason, please let the Umpire Coordinator (see below) know as soon as possible so that the umpires can be cancelled in a timely manner.
If a game is rescheduled, please inform the Umpire Coordinator of the new date, time and field.
Please ensure that cash is on hand to pay the umpire(s) 15 minutes prior to the start of the game. It is preferred that someone attend the umpire's room to make the payment discreetly, not to be done out on the diamond if at all possible.
Umpire Pay Rates- 11U - $45 for plate, $35 for base
13u - $55 for plate, $45 for base
15u and 18u - $80 for plate, $70 for base
Spectators, Coaches and Players :
Spectators, players and coaches please refrain from calling a ball or strike prior to the umpire making the call. Many of our umpires are very young and would be extremely impressionable. Please let the umpire make the call before cheering on your athlete for a good eye etc!
Yellow card will be issued to the head coach of a team where a spectator, player or coach has been attempting to influence a call, verbally disagree with a call or show overall poor sportsmanship towards an umpire, competitor or anyone else at the diamond. It will be up to that Head Coach to ensure that no further issues arise regarding this and they will be warned for forfeiture as a possible outcome.
It is extremely important that we as spectators, parents, coaches, players and umpires treat each other with respect at all times. There will always be calls that seem to not go our way, it is just as likely then that a call will seem to go your way when it maybe shouldn't have. Many of our umpires are young and just starting out. Even if they are an older umpire and have done many games, it is challenging to umpire and please know that they are doing their absolute best and without them the game can't be played.
Please Note: Any concerns with the UMPIRES must be directed to the Umpire Coordinator- firstname.lastname@example.org . Feel free to share good experiences you've had with any of our home umpires as it is just as important to know about and pass on this information!