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San Juan Capistrano Little League


The Little League volunteer umpire is the backbone of SJCLL and District 68. Veteran Little League umpires will say the highest praise they receive is a “good game, blue,” comment from a child. For the Little League volunteer umpire, that is more than adequate compensation. Our goal is to provide you with everything to make your umpiring experience the best it can be.


New Umpires: Join the Little League University’s Umpire Registry and get access to great training!



 Mechanics Training:

 Rules Training:

§  Slides from March 13, 2023 Rules Clinic

§  Little League Baseball Rules Quiz (Sep 14, 2020):  How well do you know the rules of Little League Baseball? Read More

§  Little League Rules Myths

Other Important Training:

§  Heads Up Concussion Training: Read More

§  Concussion Training:  Read More

§  Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training:  Read More


Pitch Count Resources:

§  Pitch Count Worksheet (to track pitches during the game)

§ Pitch Count Log (to show to plate ump before each game)


Scorekeeping Resources:

§  Scoring for Beginners


Great Websites for more Umpire Self-Study:

The Baseball Umpire: Training and Advice
Little League Umpiring 101


Pre-game Checklist for Coaches and Umpires:

§  45 minutes before:  Home Team drags, lines, and water sprays the field

§  30 minutes before:  Visitor team has 10 minutes for infield

§  30 minutes before:  Umps checks field for safety issues

§  20 minutes before:  Home team has 20 minutes for infield

§  20 minutes before:  Umps check bats and helmets

§  20 minutes before:  Coaches turn in preliminary lineups to scorekeeper

§  10 minutes before:  Ump conducts plate meeting with coaches and umps

§  5 minutes before:  Any lineup changes get turned in to scorekeeper

§  5 minutes before:  USA Pledge and/or LL Pledge

§  0 minutes:  Play ball!




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