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Umpires are held in the highest regard by Little League Canada. If you are thinking of becoming an umpire reach out to your local league to inquire about next steps. If you are 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.

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 more information please contact our national Umpire Coordinator Brad Johnston  for more information.  

UMPIRE LITTLE LEAGUE CANADA NEWSLETTER

14th Edition, June 2020

Message from the National Umpire Coordinator


Welcome to the 14th Edition of the Little League Canada Umpire Newsletter.

We find ourselves in mid June of what will be the most unique season on record for so many of us. Looking across Canada some leagues and districts have chosen to pack it in for 2020 and look ahead to 2021 while others are trying to salvage some of the current season as is their choice.

If your league or district is planning to play in 2020 I strongly urge you to be familiar with and follow the guidelines from LL International and exercise all possible caution in accordance with local health guidelines, league and district directives.

Please check with your DA for latest plans for the season in your area.

As always I hope that you and your families are safe and finding ways to stay active and connected.

Yours in Officiating,


Brad Johnston
National Umpire Coordinator

 

 

Some General Guidelines & Best Practices have been developed by Little League International to assist you in staying safe. They can be found here. All officials should be reminded that each league and district adheres to the guidelines set forth by their respective Provinces and local government and health officials in terms of public gatherings, organized youth sports, and sporting events when determining when it is safe to return to Little League activities into the future.Therefore guidelines from Local Districts should be considered to be the practice for any sanctioned games.

 

 

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Recently, Canadian Little League National Umpire Coordinator Brad Johnston was a special guest on the "Time Called" Podcast with Tom Rawlings from Little League International. Check it out,Click here!

 

The Little League Umpire Registry is a place where you, and your fellow volunteers, have access to an assortment of training materials, including live webinars. Check it out, Click Here.


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13th Edition, May 2020

Message from the National Umpire Coordinator


Welcome to the 13th Edition of the Little League Canada Umpire Newsletter.

As we find ourselves at the start of May we would normally be celebrating opening days around the country and maybe be a few games into the season by now. However I don’t have to tell you that this is no ordinary year. In the past month there have been big announcements from Little League International. The largest being the cancellation of the 2020 Little League World Series. Along with the series Regional Tournaments have also been cancelled in Canada.

If you haven’t already had a chance to review the message from Stephen Keener and information on the website, I encourage you to have a look.

We are happy to announce that the Canadian umpires assigned to 2020 will have the chance to go their respective events in 2021.

Although there have been cancellations, local leagues still may choose to operate season in one way or another in accordance with their local health guidelines. Please check with your DA for latest plans for the season in your area.

Stay safe and stay healthy,


Brad Johnston
National Umpire Coordinator

 

Please Watch for Special Bulletins & Training Opportunities in your INBOX!

 

 

 

As certain Provinces and municipalities begin their phased approaches to reopening, it is highly encouraged that each league and district adheres to the guidelines set forth by their respective Provinces and local government and health officials in terms of public gatherings, organized youth sports, and sporting events when determining when it is safe to return to Little League activities after May 11 and into the future.

As officials, our role is to support our Districts in adhering to guidelines as developed into the future. Further details will be available from Little League Canada and your local District Administrators as they become available. Please be ready to support them when you are asked. Your support is appreciated as everyone works through this challenging time.

 

It is with sadness, that Little League International, has reluctantly concluded we must announce the cancellation of ALL 2020 Regional Tournaments.

Little League Canada’s came to this difficult decision based on concerns regarding the health and safety of the many individual's involved in hosting our regional tournaments, including the children and youth athletes, coaches, managers, officials, umpires, tournament host committees, volunteers and fans.The details are available here.

 

 

As many of you have already seen and heard Little League International has cancelled all Little League World Series Tournaments for 2020. The National Umpire Coordinator has been in touch with all of those selected to represent Canada for 2020, and with this news and plans for 2021.

 

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12th Edition, April2020

Message from the National Umpire Coordinator


Welcome to the 12th Edition of the Little League Canada Umpire Newsletter.

I hope that this message finds all of you well and navigating your individual situations to the best of your abilities. This is a time for all of us to take care of those closest to us and to reflect on what matters most.

Understandably baseball is likely far from the forefront for many of us, however we intend to keep communicating with you.

I’d like to use this message to remind you that as a Little League umpire our first job is to facilitate the game for the players. Little League plays such a vital role in the development of youth all over the world and as umpires we are proud to do our part.Keepin mind that "a better umpire = a better game”. A core principal of our umpire program and something I know we all keep close to out hearts every time we walk out on that field.

Stay safe and stay healthy,


Brad Johnston
National Umpire Coordinator

 

 

 

Little League International operates more than 6,500 programs in more than 84 countries, and therefore, we recommend that our leagues exercise an abundance of caution and implement a temporary suspension/delay of all league activities until no earlier than May 11.

 

The umpire section of the Little League Canada website has been updated to include a number of resources such as:

  • LL Canada Umpire Uniform Standard
  • LL Canada Umpire Code of Conduct
  • LL Umpire expression of interest form for LL Canada Region Tournaments

As well as other resources that serve to create a consistency in our umpire program. Finally it is the place to get the latest few issues of the newsletter in case you missed something!Check it out here!

 

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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