District 7 Umpires Wanted for SMYO!
The 2018 Spring is just around the corner. SMYO Little League is looking for a group of baseball enthusiasts to help umpire our Minor, Major and Intermediate games to cover Little League baseball & softball. If you're interested, please contact SMYO Little League at email@example.com.
Adult Umpire Program
We need eager and experienced adult umpires, for Major and Intermediate games, where game management is of the utmost importance due to the higher level of competition. If you’re itching to get more directly involved in the games this is a great way to do it! Our adult umpires love the thrill of having “the best seat in the house” to watch some great baseball, and they also enjoy the constant challenge of making the right calls, through sound judgment and knowledge of the rule book to give confidence in coaches and parents, the right call is being made. Our more experienced adult umpires have been nominated in the past to participate as umpires at state and all-star tournaments. Umpiring is also a great way to collaborate with other fellow umpires throughout D7.
UPCOMING Mandatory TRAINING - You must attend to be certified for the 2018 Season:
Maryland State Umpires Association (MSUA) Annual Clinic
February 17, 2018 8AM-4PM – Hosted by D7
Hughesville Baptist Church
8505 Old Leonardtown Rd Hughesville MD 20637
Cost of the clinic is $35 which covers the annual dues umpires are required to pay.
Lifetime members of MSUA only need to bring nonperishable food items as a courtesy.
FREE Mandatory SMYO Umpire Rules Clinic – TBD at SMYO Clubhouse
Equipment – Bring a Mask and a Glove, comfortable shoes
Will cover 6 basic calls every umpire will need in the field.
Cover sections in the rule book to go over rules topics: Field requirements, uniforms and equipment, The Batter, The Pitcher, Runners, Foul or Fair, Uncaught 3rd strike, Proper way to identify a catch and discussing voluntary release, and calling Balls and Strikes
For active players, umpiring can be a great way to enhance your understanding of the rules of baseball and how they are applied in game situations. It is also a fun way to stay involved in baseball if you're no longer playing. Umpiring also looks good on a college application because it requires many of the qualities colleges look for: leadership, confidence and the ability to make decisions under pressure.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org