We are in the process of recruiting umpires for the Spring baseball season. We are looking for men & women, boys & girls (minimum age 16) who have a passion for baseball and are interested in officiating games. EFLL will provide training locally and inform of opportunities to attend clinics elsewhere. Protective gear and equipment is supplied at both fields.
This year, EFLL expects to be blessed with a large influx of players, as in years past. And lots of teams. Lots of teams means lots of games, and lots of games means many volunteer umpires are needed.
In order to be able to allow our more experienced Umpires to take care of the 11-12 year old (Majors) games - where things move VERY quickly and knowing the rules well is a MUST, we are in desperate need of some parents (Dads AND Moms), friends, or family members to come out and volunteer to Umpire. I know, you say that you don't know the rules very well. You can learn the rules, and while doing it, get out there and call safes and outs and balls and strikes - 95% of what an umpire does.
We are offering umpire clinics for parents and other potential umpire volunteers to come out and see if umpiring might be something they want to contribute to. Attending a clinic does NOT automatically place you on the umpiring schedule.
We will discuss other things, time permitting, but our primary goal will be to introduce you to umpiring and simply give you the basics. Please come out, even if you aren t sure it's something you want to do. Our league is as successful as it is because of the commitment of our families. It is something we are very proud of.
Please contact Jon Wagner (Umpires@EFLLBaseball.com) if you would be interested in attending the upcoming umpire clinic(s).