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Umpire Training

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Every year,
Washington District 8 Little League (our district, which spans from Magnolia to Woodinville) puts on umpire training for all of us to join and learn from. Not only does this training give our umpires the training they need, it's also a valuable resources for coaches and parents. RUG Little League also hosts our own training clinics, catered to Junior umpires. Junior umpires may and should also attend the District clinics.

Here is the schedule for 2024 Umpire Clinics offered by District 8 and RUG Little League:

Virtual Rules Clinics - recorded, links below (click here to download the presentation slides)
- February 28, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Little League Division 8 Rules Clinic, Session 1 of 2 (click here for the recording)
- February 29, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Little League Division 8 Rules Clinic, Session 2 of 2 (click here for the recording)
Please note that each session is unique and information is not repeated.

In-Person Field Mechanics Clinics
- March 2, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Division 8 Field Mechanics Clinic, at Shorewood High School
- March 3, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Division 8 Field Mechanics Clinic, at Northshore Athletic Fields, Woodinville
- March 9-10, West Region Umpire Outreach Clinic (fee required, which RUG will pay) - click this link for the flyer
- March 17, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Junior Umpire Training with Umpire-in-Chief Ross Kling at Maple Leaf Ballfield 2

Remote clinics are recorded and archived as year-round resources on the District 8 website:
Link - Washington District 8 Little League Umpire Clinics

Not only are we looking for umpires for the RUG Little League regular season, but also for the District 8 All-Stars tournaments. Little League is 100% run by volunteers, and we can't have these tournaments without volunteers serving as our umpires. If you're interested in serving as a District 8 umpire, please contact [email protected] and [email protected].

Other resources for umpires:
Link - Junior Umpire Registration with RUG Little League
Link - Little League University for Umpires
Link - Umpire Basics Training Manual (2017)
Link - Little League Umpiring 101
Link - Mechanics for Umpires: Plate & Bases
Link - Umpire Bible
Link - Amateur Baseball Umpires' Association (ABUA)

For dates, locations, and links to on-going training activities, please see the League Calendar (here), and look for Umpire Training events.

Game Sign Up - Baseball & Softball

A link will be posted once the game schedules are published.

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