Gulfport Little League

Gulfport Florida

Job Description --- Umpire

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Know basic rules of the game. (Umpire booklet will be provided by League)
Attend umpire clinic.
Schedule games with Head Umpire.  (You will be responsible for contacting Head Umpire, in advance, if you cannot make any game you are scheduled for.)

The league will supply you with a shirt, you are responsible for it.  Keep it clean!  Return it at the end of the season.


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.