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Every baseball and softball game has three teams on the field. The home team, the away team, and the umpire team. Becoming an LMLL umpire is a great way to be part of the game of baseball/softball, while making money, staying active, and helping teach the rules of the game along with fairness and sportsmanship to the youth of our community.

LMLL is looking for umpires from 9th grade and up (to any age - ADULTS are highly encouraged), to join our league and officiate Little League baseball/softball games that fit with YOUR schedule.  Rookie umpires can make up to $40 per game, and senior umpires up to $85  for our most advanced level games. Umpiring is a great chance to work for our teenage and youth umpires, and a great way for adults to continue stewardship of the game and keep in shape while being part of the community and making supplemental income.

Being a successful umpire requires:

  • Knowledge of Baseball/Softball rule book and our local rules
  • Understanding of on field positioning and mechanics
  • Excellent timing and judgement
  • Great game management and handling situations

And here’s the great news – WE WILL TEACH YOU ALL THOSE ASPECTS OF UMPIRING, and help you grow and develop each step of the way. 

There will be intensive training leading into the 2024 season to prepare our umpires to be ready to say “Play Ball” on Opening Day.

The 2024 LMLL umpire training and schedule will contain rules training, on field positioning, calling balls and strikes, mechanics, handling situations and more. Training will also contain specific breakdowns of rules by division and differences for baseball vs. softball. The schedule for training is shown on the right.

There are 12 hours of training available going into the 2024 season: four 2-hour classroom sessions, and one 4 hour on-field training.  All umpires that attend and complete ALL 12 HOURS of training will receive an additional $5 game fee for the season. (In other words, if you made $45/game last season, and you attend all 12 hours of training this year, you will make $50/game this season). The training is mandatory for all 1st year rookie umpires, and strongly recommended for all umpires. Even veteran umpires can brush up on rules and mechanics, and learn the details of the specific LMLL division rules.

In order to hit the field as an umpire, you must also pass a written test with at lease 75% score. This is an open book test and all materials on the test will be covered in classroom sessions. Annual testing is required of ALL UMPIRES regardless of age, experience, tenure, etc.

LMLL provides plate gear for those that don’t have it, as well as an umpire t-shirt and hat. All umpires are required to have and wear long pants during games (preferably grey or black); no shorts are to be worn on the field. Understand that while umpiring baseball and softball is a fun and rewarding way to make extra money, it is an important responsibility! LMLL will only schedule umpires who it determines are properly trained, prepared and responsible.  Professionalism and demeanor are key aspects of holding a position on the LMLL Umpire Roster.


See our Volunteer Registration page for details on how to register to umpire, including what SE account to use. 

After reviewing the details on the Volunteer Registration page, click here to REGISTER AS AN UMPIRE.

After registration, you will be contacted by our Umpire Coordinator. It is important to note that your registration is an application, and that all decisions regarding umpire selection and division assignment are made by LMLL.  It is also important to note that because of our need for softball umpires, we may require all baseball umpires to also be prepared to work softball.

For any questions about the umpire registration process or umpire responsibilities, please contact the Umpire Coordinator at