2021 Teenage Umpire Program. Covid-19's impact, Prior Registration and Umpire Course.
Due to Covid-19 related health concerns, teenaged umpires will not be assigned games this sping.
There is a small chance we will recruit and assign teen umpires for the 2021 summer in-town season. If you have an interest in umpiring this summer, please feel free to call or write to:
Below is information carried forward from prior years to give some insight into the process.
Requirement to Register NOTE: Registration ended at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday March 14, 2020.
All teenage umpires (new and returning) for our AAA and AA division, need to register annually. The registration form, along with the required Liability Waiver and a required reading document about Safety, can be found in the "Documents" section of this website.
Upon receipt of the registration, additional information will be sent to registrants, as it becomes available, about the location and time for the 90-minute Indoor Training session, and for the Outdoor sessions.
INDOOR SESSION for prospective teenage umpires who have not umpired in Sudbury.
The 2020 and 2021 indoor sessions were cancelled.
Prospective umpires were to attend one of the two indoor sessions.
Each ninety-minute session was to address: The logistics of how games are assigned, proper attire, gameday pay, and pertinent local and national rules for the AAA and AA Divisions. Any unsubmitted paperwork was to be collected.
The approach for the subsequent outdoor onfield training session was to be explained.
OUTDOOR SESSION for prospective teenage umpires who have not umpired in Sudbury. Cancelled.
The outdoor onfield sessions were to be conducted during an early season scrimmage or game.
During outdoor sessions, education about safety is the primary goal. Going behind the plate is required. "Umpire Mechanics" (i.e., where to stand, how to get to the next spot, signals, etc.) are also taught.
Experience is gained in calling Balls & Strikes, Safe & Out, and Rule Violations (e.g., Obstruction, Interference).
Regulations and Playing Rules for the AA and AAA Divisions. Covid-19 protocols are addressed elsewhere.
Our local rules document can be found in the "Documents" section of this website. Please read them prior to the indoor course or, for returning umps, prior to season start date. The LLB rule book is quite lengthy and detailed, so we provide this shorter version which is still quite long. It would be unrealistic of us to expect you to master all the rules. All umps learn as they umpire, but reading the document will give you a starting point.
Elimination of Refresher Meeting for Experienced AA and AAA Teen Umpires.
In the past, returning umpires were required to attend one of four identical meetings in March. However, since 2015, more frequent in-season onfield observations and guidance were added. Consequently, the umps have come a long way and the value of the indoor refresher diminished. Therefore, required sessions for game-experienced umps were eliminated.
Adult Umpires for the AAA, Major and Intermediate Divisions: Experienced adult umpires, patched umpires, and inexperieced prospective adult umpires with an interest in umpiring, are welcome to contact the assigner (Art Krusinski) at any time. Tel# 978-443-6101, or send an e-mail to:
Art Krusinski, Umpire-in-Chief, AKrusinski@aol.com 978-443-6101