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Feb, 2024

You make the call! Join our umpire program

We need both junior umpires (12-18 years old) and adult umpires.

Junior umpires

While adult umpires are volunteers, we do pay junior umpires ages 12-18 between $25-$38 a game OR service hours. We try to pair our junior umpires with adults, and often have parent/teen combos working games.

Games are from March-June a few evenings a week and on Saturdays - pick your own schedule. Want to ump? See how to sign up on our website

Adult umpires

Sign up on our website as a volunteer. You can pick any division for registration, it doesn’t mean you will only ump those games. You will need a background check.

Training opportunities are coming up, thanks to Little League District 8. You need to attend at least one of these in order to umpire. You can also attend one of the Ballard trainings in March instead.

Rules Clinics for 2024 season, Virtual:

Please note that each session is unique and information is not repeated.  These will be recorded and available on the D8 website at the conclusion of both virtual events.

* Wednesday, February 28:  D8 Umpire Rules Clinic Part 1 of 2, 6:30pm VIRTUAL via Microsoft Teams:  http://tinyurl.com/D8UmpireRules1
* Thursday, February 29:  D8 Umpire Rules Clinic Part 2 of 2, 6:30pm VIRTUAL via Microsoft Teams:   http://tinyurl.com/D8UmpireRules2

In-Person Field Mechanics Clinics:

* Saturday March 2:  D8 Umpire Field Mechanics 9am-1pm, Shorewood High School, Shoreline
* Sunday March 3:  D8 Umpire Field Mechanics 1pm-5pm, Northshore Athletic Fields, Woodinville

Ballard Little League will also offer training in March, dates to be announced soon.

Thank you for helping make Ballard Little League games a fun experience for our players! Our league has been completely volunteer run for the past 70 years and our success has been built by generations of volunteers – coaches, umpires, board members. Please join us in making our 70th season extra special! 

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