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UMPIRE NEWSLETTER 10TH EDITION

TenthEdition, January & February2020

Message from the National Umpire Coordinator


Welcome to the Winter Edition of the Little League Canada Umpire Newsletter.

This monthsnewsletteris intended to let, you the Little League Canada community, know all about the latest news andinitiatives going on with Little Leagueumpiring across Canada.

We are excited aboutwhat the nextfew months hold, and the great information we have to share with you in future editions of thisnewsletter, stay tuned!

In this edition, we are excited to share and announce World Series Assignments,give you some information on preparing for next season as its just around the corner.

As always your feedback on suggested content or questions are always welcome, via email at [email protected]. We also hope that you to forward this newsletter to those in your Little League Umpire network and encourage them to subscribe!

Yours in Officiating!


Brad Johnston
National Umpire Coordinator

 

 

Canadian Umpires2020Little League®
World Series Assignments

  • Junior League Softball Dave Jones, Alberta
  • Senior League SoftballAdrian Gaudet, Alberta
  • LittleLeague Baseball Dave Brown, Alberta
  • LL Intermediate BaseballJim Catania,British Columbia
  • LL Junior League BaseballRobMacdonald,Ontario
  • LL Senior League BaseballMarc Reyes, British Columbia

 

Many topics will be up for discussion including the CanadianLittle League®World Series Selection and Development Process.

 

 

Congratulations to Layritz Little League will be the Host of the 2020 Little League®Major Canadian Regional Tournament in Victoria, British Columbia.

 

HAVE YOU STARTEDPLANNING YOUR CLINIC?

 

Little League® Canada's 2020 teaching for tomorrow grassroots umpire program is now available please click here.

Little League® University Offers Several Clinics Annually, All Canadian Umpire are welcome to attend, please click the links below of your interested in registering.

Please keep National Umpire Coordinator Brad Johnston up to date if you do plan on attending so you can be updated on other Canadian Attendees.

 

 

 

Little League® International’s Umpire Registry offers Little League umpires an informative way to stay on top of their game. By joining the Umpire Registry, umpires immediately become part of a unique information network charged with enhancing umpire services for Little League players everywhere.

 

 

 

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UMPIRE NEWSLETTER 9TH EDITION

NinethEdition, December2019

Message from the
National Umpire Coordinator


We hope that this festive edition of the newsletter reaches all of you at a time when you are gearing up for the holidays and hopefully looking forward to some well deserved time off from the daily grind.

On the Little Leaguefront; things continue to roll along. I'd like to extend a warm Congratulations to Joe Shea for his serviceas the Canadian Regional Director. Joe's support of Umpires has been second to noneand wewish him the very best in his retirement.

World Series selections have been made and the Umpires should be hearing from Williamsport with their official letters very soon. Once Little LeagueHeadquarters in Williamsport has issued their press release we will feature our 2020 Canadian World Series Umpires in this Newsletter. Stay Tuned!

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season and I look forward to 2020!


Brad Johnston
National Umpire Coordinator

 

Little League® Rules AppNow Available!

A Rules Application for mobile devices is available for the 2020 season. Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

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UMPIRE NEWSLETTER 8TH EDITION

EighthEdition, October &November2019

Message from the National Umpire Coordinator


Welcome to the Fall Edition of the Little League Canada Umpire Newsletter. I hope that you are all enjoying a well deserved rest this fall.

In this newsletter we are hoping that we can provide you with some thoughts on preparing for next season and the winter months ahead. This is a great time of year to assess the season that has just ended and start to consider goals for nextyear.

I encourage you to talk with your league, district, divisional oreven regional UIC about what the next few years can hold for you. There are lots of opportunities for thosethat are interested and I hope you are looking for ways to improve yourself.

We will continue to be in touch with you this off season with reminders for the 2020 season and umpire news from across Canada region.

As always your feedback on suggested content or questions are always welcome, via email at [email protected]. We also hope that you to forward this newsletter to those in your Little League Umpire network and encourage them to subscribe!

Yours in Officiating!


Brad Johnston
National Umpire Coordinator

 

 

 

Little League® Rules App Coming Soon

A Rules Application for mobile devices is scheduled to be unveiled for the 2020 season.


TRUE OR FALSE...

The batter-runner is always out if he runs outside the running lane after a bunted ball.

Little League® International’s Umpire Registry offers Little League umpires an informative way to stay on top of their game. By joining the Umpire Registry, umpires immediately become part of a unique information network charged with enhancing umpire services for Little League players everywhere.

 

 


District Administratorsand Umpire Registry members would have recently received emails informing them of the new online umpire World Series Application process.

 

Please note this new process
is only applicable to umpires in the United States!

 

In Canada,the process of qualifying for a world Series remains unchanged and is outlined below (from the umpire policy). If you have any questions about the process please email the regional umpire committee at[email protected]

 

World Series Umpire Appointment [Canada]

Canadian Umpire requirements for appointment to a WorldSeries:

  • Active umpire in LittleLeague;
  • Have umpired at Divisional and RegionalTournaments;
    • Achieved an “effective" evaluation by the Umpire Committee Evaluators and recommendation for a World Seriesappointment;
    • An umpire who achieves an “Effective” evaluation or greater can be considered for anyWorld Series appointment within 3 years of achieving an “effective”evaluation. For example,an “effective” evaluation achieved in 2019 wouldmeanan umpire could attend a World Series in 2020, 2021, or 2022.
  • A list of suitable candidates will be provided to the Umpire Development Committee from each Canadian Tournament for further consideration and recommendation to the RegionalDirector;
  • Umpire Development Committee will provide recommended candidates to the Regional Director of LLBC for appointment to the Little League, Intermediate 50/70, Junior, and Senior League World Series prior to November 1stof the precedingseason.
  • The Regional Director of Little League Baseball Canada will make the final decision on all appointments to a WorldSeries.

 

 

 

League UIC's

  • Make sure you evaluate umpires in your system to see how they have progressed and what levels they should be officiating next season.
  • If you recognize some talent andpotential then let your District UIC’s know so they can plan to evaluate them in the early part of the new season.
  • Touch base with all your umpires and thankthem for all they do and the great job they did representing themselves during the season.
  • Recognize which umpires are looking to move up in our local and national systems and reach out to them individually to assess their goals and needs. Find out what will help themand inform them about the steps it will take to get to the next level.
  • If you are unsure of this then reach out to the National Umpire Committee and they will be more than willing to help you understand how our system works.

Equipment

  • If you issue equipment to younger umpires, set up times, at least two options for return of this equipment, you will spend some time chasing umpires.
  • Assess your equipment and identify what needs to be replaced.Safety is the key here, if you think it’s not quite good enough then it is not.
  • Puttogether a wish list of equipment that needs to be purchased for the upcoming season and priceit out. Remember, you will have to go to your leaguesboard or designate for approval.

League AGM

  • Start putting together your report for your league AGM. It could include some to the following information:
    • How many umpires you had this season.
    • Projected number for the next season.
    • Equipment needs, requirements andwants.
    • Have a total of games that were worked during the season
      • This stat is an "eye opener",as to how much work your league umpires actually put in during the season.
    • Were there any incidents during the season that should be discussed.
    • Don’t be afraid to ask,how the league thought the umpires did this year, it helps to get an outside point of view.

Planning for Next Season

  • It isnever too early to start planning for the next season, and it will be here in no time.
  • Start getting an idea of who is coming back next year to umpire.
    • Something I like to do is if they are not, don’t be afraid to ask why? Sometimes this isgood infomation for you to have so you can improve your program.
  • Start planning for your clinic, get a date in mind, start sourcing out a venue and associated costs.
    • When and where?
    • How many do you wish to plan for?
    • How many instructors are you going to need?Coordinate instructors and helpers for the clinic
    • Think of at least one thing from this season that arose to teach.As well as the normal things we teach.
    • Get a commitment from your leaguesRemember, you will have to go to yourboard or board designate for approvalto cover expenses and they should beware ofthe structure you would like to present.

Remember that the new season will be here before you know it and it is best to be prepared for it as much as you can.

[Article Submitted by: Dave Brown, District 8 UIC, Calgary, Alberta, Canada]

 

 


FALSE...

Approved Ruling:

The batter-runner may be called out for interference if he fails to run within the runner’s lane for the last half of the distance to first base. Furthermore, the defensive team must throw the ball in order for the interference to occur Rule 6.06(j).

 

 

 

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Little League Canada Umpires

Umpires are held in the highest regard by Little League Canada. If you are an Umpire or thinking of becoming an Umpire some helpful insight, tools and resources can be found on the Little League International Umpire website and at the Little League University website.

Join the Umpire Registry with Little League International
Little League® International’s Umpire Registry offers Little League umpires an informative way to stay on top of their game. By joining the Umpire Registry, umpires immediately become part of a unique information network charged with enhancing umpire services for Little League players everywhere.

Umpires should keep an eye on all League Rules, Regulations, and Policy for the most current rule changes and rule books.
Please order all books and supplies from Little League Canada as we have some changes from International (USA). 

 If you would like to become an umpire please contact our national Umpire Coordinator Brad Johnston  for more information.  

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