Thank you for your interest in being an umpire during the 2013 Glen Ellyn Baseball season!
Glen Ellyn Youth Baseball Association (GEYBA) provides a unique opportunity for kids (ages 13 and older as of the start of the season) to extend their participation in the community by working as an umpire. To date, many of our umpires have been young men and women who have in some way been connected to athletic programs in Glen Ellyn. They find this experience a great way to earn money while helping one of the sports they love continue growing and enriching the lives of others.
It is important to remember, at all times, that an umpire is an employee of the Glen Ellyn Park District, and is paid for services performed. As such, while the baseball community has committed to showing our umpires the respect they deserve in managing the games, umpires need to show a commitment to the work they have been employed to do. To this end, the following is an outline of the job responsibilities and expectations umpires need to be aware of. Both during and after the season, the performance of umpires will be measured against these expectations, and as with any employment situation, have a bearing on their eligibility for more games, and salary/league promotions in subsequent years.
Umpires employed by the Park District under the supervision of the GEYBA umpiring committee will be eligible to work games in the Minor A, Minor AA, Minor AAA, Majors, and Pony leagues. Experience and performance, not age (or grade) will determine at what league and salary level an umpire works. All beginning umpires will be required to work in the Minor A league.
Should an umpire have any questions or concerns throughout the season, they should reach out to the assigned GEYBA committee member responsible for the supervision of umpires at that age level. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We look forward to another outstanding year, and to providing an incredible baseball experience to the youth of our community with the help and enthusiasm of the many kids who have also shared a positive experience with the program.
If you are interested in becoming an umpire please fill out the application form located here.
An important part of preparing for this year's season is attending mandatory Umpire Training sessions.
New Umpires - Sunday, March 10th & Sunday, March 17th - 6:00 to 9:00pm at Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center
Returning Umpires - Sunday, March 17th - 6:00 to 9:00pm at Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center
If you have any general question about umpires, please contact us at email@example.com
Umpire Resource Center
Umpires, to help with your training please visit the Umpire Resource Center on the Little League Web Site.
Umpire Evaluation Form
Minor A managers and above are asked to complete the umpire evaluation form after your game has ended. The results from the form help us in monitoring the progress of our umpires and allow us to provide you with the best umpiring possible. Thanks for you help. You may access the form here.