LCYO provides umpire training for adults and junior ages. Bill Kemp has been in the region training and certifying umpires for multiple years and leagues! For more information, please contact Bill Kemp at firstname.lastname@example.org
WANTED: Umpires for the Spring 2020 Season! We have an orientation scheduled for Thursday, February 27th at Stagecoach Community Center from 6-8pm. If you have interest in becoming an umpire, please contact Bill Kemp and let him know you can make this upcoming orientation.
Become an umpire?
LCYO's Junior and Adult Umpire program provides both our youth (13 yrs old minimum) and adults with the ability to learn the craft of umpiring. Along with an orientation meeting in December, Spring umpires are provided with classroom instruction (x3) and field instruction (x2) from our Umpire Chief, Mr. Bill Kemp, during the month of January. To properly learn the rules, positioning, command of the game, and other attributes of umpiring that makes one successful on the diamond, LCYO will pay for your instruction. Being an umpire with LCYO is a paid job, it is taken seriously and we'll make sure you are well supported with this instruction and ongoing feedback. If interested, please contact Mr. Kemp at email@example.com.
CHIEF UMPIRE & TRAINING DIRECTOR
LCYO Jr. Umpire candidates work on making their safe/out calls at the end of their comprehensive training program. The training, led by LCYO Umpire Coordinator Bill Kemp, consisted of a minimum of 23.5 hours of classroom and on the field training preparing them to umpire LCYO Mustang, Bronco and Pony Division games this season.
Dear Umpire Candidate:
Welcome to the craft of Umpiring. You have taken the first step toward entering the challenging and rewarding field of officiating. Since you are interested in becoming an Umpire – here is a brief outline of the criteria necessary to become an Umpire and the Umpire Development Program:
Please note that all of the Umpire Development Program Training sessiona are MANDITORY – FAILURE TO ATTEND EVEN ONE SESSION CAN BE CAUSE FOR REMOVAL FROM THE PROGRAM.
Where do you find such a man: A man involved in a game who has the authority of a sea captain, the discretion of a judge, the strength of an athlete, the eye of a hunter, the courage of a soldier, the patience of a saint and the stoicism to withstand the abuse of the grandstand, the tension of an extra inning game, the invective of a player and the pain of a foul tip in the throat? He must be a tough character, with endurance and the ability to keep his temper and self-control, he must be unimpeachably honest, courteous, impartial, and firm, and he must compel respect from everyone!
The training you will receive is all free of charge to the Umpire Candidate. You will be responsible for procuring your own Uniforms and Equipment. Junior Umpires need to be League playing age of 13 years old (1st year Pony Player)
Umpire Training –
The standard training techniques and mechanics that will be taught, parallel the trainings classes used in the schools for training umpires for professional baseball and in the minor leagues. There will be some instructors that have attended some form for Professional Umpire Training.
Qualities of an Umpire
Have Integrity / Fair minded
Knowledge of the Rules
Some of these qualities you already posses and some with will be taught during the Umpire Development Program. More information will be given to you at the orientation.
I look forward to welcoming you into the Umpire Fraternity and hope that you will find the Umpire Development Program educational, fun and challenging. If you need any additional assistance please do not hesitate to contact me. I have listed my contact information below.
William L. Kemp III