MANDATORY UMPIRE'S TRAINING
FIELD TRAINING - FIRST YEAR AND RETURNING UMPIRES
Novato North will be holding a MANDATORY training program for all umpire volunteers on Sunday, Feb 28th from 9am to 10am, on the Minors Game Field at Pleasant Valley Elementary Elementary School. In the event of rain, the training will be held in the Multi-purpose Room at Pleasant Valley.
ADDITIONAL TRAINING - FIRST YEAR UMPIRES ONLY
There will be a second MANDATORY training program for all umpires new to umpiring for the 2016 season. This training will be held at the Linedrive facilities in San Rafael, is offered in four sessions on different dates between February 15th and March 6th. All sessions run for two hours and include the same content. You are required to attend only one fo these sessions. It is imperative that all training is completed prior to opening day or you will not be assigned to umpire any NLLN games. Following is a link to the Linedrive website, where you are required to register in the Linedrive system (at no cost), which will enable you to sign up for the District 3 Umpires Clinic.
LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD UMPIRES!
It’s a new Little League season and that means we’re on the hunt for qualified Umpires!
If you have been an Umpire in the past or are 13 years of age and played Little League, you are considered eligible to be an Umpire. This a great opportunity for a first paying job and to have fun too!
Umpires are trained in the Spring with one evening 2-hour classroom session (new umpires) and one Saturday 2-hour field training session (new and returning umpires). All umpires are required to attend these training sessions in order to umpire during the regular and post-season. The classroom and on the field training are TBD and we’ll let you know ASAP.
First year umpires will most likely be field umpires for the Minor league. Second year umpires are most likely to be field umpires in the Major league and home plate umpires in the Minor league. Third year umpires and beyond can be field and home plate umpires in the Minor and Major leagues. Play-off and post-season umpires are selected based on their performance during the regular season by the Umpire-in-Chief.
Novato North LL Umpires are expected to wear the umpire polo and hat provided by the league for every game. All Umpires need to bring and wear the Umpire Uniform (cap, shirt and trousers with belt) and have protective wear (athletic cup) available, whether you're the home plate or base umpire.
If you are interested, please register by clicking here or by clicking the red Register Now button on our home page.