The Alpine Umpire Program

Umpires are some of the most important members of our youth baseball program. By virtue of his/her role, the Little League umpire provides leadership and represents authority on the field. All managers, coaches, spectators and players should provide an example of cooperation, understanding, and respect for the umpire's judgment (whether youth or adult umpire) and Little League rules.

Alpine Little League has a compensated Adult and Youth Umpire Program with a long, successful history. In particular, it provides our youth with the opportunity to have paying work, learn about the game of baseball, and is an excellent way to build confidence and to stay involved in baseball whether playing the sport or not. Umpires are placed in divisions (AA, AAA, Majors and Juniors) based on their grade and umpiring experience to date. 

For registration information, please see the Alpine Spring Umpiring 2023 page. 

Our Youth Umpire Program Requirements:

Umpires must be at least 11 years old (as of January 1, 2023)
Baseball/softball experience and knowledge is preferred and helpful. 
Attend at least one, possibly two training sessions before the season (based on experience level)
Reserve games through the Arbiter system that the Umpire Coordinators will direct you to. 

The Spring 2023 Alpine Umpire Coordinators
John Kavanaugh, Alpine Board
Anthony Remedios, Co-Coordinator

Reach us at: Umpire Email

 

Umpire Training & Materials

We have pulled together some of our key resources here.  We will try to keep this updated and add new items if we think they will be useful.

Instructional Videos

How to Schedule Yourself for Games in Arbiter

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Other Useful Videos

Umpire Field Clinic - A very solid, complete umpire field clinic from the Andover, MA Little League Chief Umpire. First 36 minutes around plate mechanics. Base mechanics from 36 minutes to about 65 minutes; Last 25 minutes around general precepts. 

Plate Mechanics - A very solid video focused on LL plate umpire mechanics and duties

Umpire Field Positioning - A little league umpire field positioning and mechanics compendium:

A Youtube playlist of solid little league mechanics videos.

Umpiring FAQs

You have questions about umpiring?   We have the answers!  Please check this Alpine Umpiring FAQ and see if you can find quick answers to your questions.  If we didn't answer your question, please reach out at [email protected] and we will get back to you.

Policy on Umpire Interactions

Alpine's youth umpire program is - in essence - another division of our league.  We spend considerable time and resources training and mentoring our youth umpires to develop their skills.  We expect all of our coaches, parents and players to treat these umpires (both the youth umpires and the adult umpires) with utmost respect.  Alpine has adopted this Policy on Umpire Interactions and we will take any violations of this policy very seriously. 

The Rules

It is the responsibility of all Alpine umpires to make sure they know the rules applicable to the division they are umpiring.  We will provide training but you should also use The Rules portion of our website to familiarize yourself. 


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