Gulfport Little League

Gulfport Florida

Job Description --- Head Umpire (Umpire in Chief)

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Recruit umpires!  Parents, older siblings, young adults....get them involved!
Schedule with District 5, an in-house umpire clinic, preferably prior to the spring season.
Maintain a schedule (in concession stand) of umpires available and assigned to all games. 

(T-ball, minor softball and minor-b baseball do not require umpires. 
Minor-A (player pitch) baseball should have at least one umpire) 
Adults only for Hoyt Field.

Fill in for any umpire that doesn't show up.


Aside from calling ball or strike, safe or out, umpires are responsible for teaching players good sportsmanship and the rules of the game. Umpires are also called upon to interpret rules and help settle minor disputes that may occur during games.

Most Little League games have one home plate umpire and a minimum of one field umpire. Before becoming a home plate umpire you may be required to participate in training sessions and seminars.

While home plate umpires are scheduled well in advance, field umpires are often determined minutes before the game begins. As you arrive at your child's game, your coach or the home plate umpire may ask you to be the field umpire. When you agree, your main responsibilities are to call plays on the bases, determine if balls are fair or foul, and assist the home plate umpire with other calls.

Last revised: June 07, 2008.