The volunteer umpire has always played a vital role in Little League baseball. The ASWLL has the largest all-volunteer Little League umpire crew in the world.
Two things separate the ASWLL program from the rest:
1. We place a very high priority on treating the umpires with respect; and
2. We encourage kids and adults alike to fill this very important role.
If you have the desire to become an umpire; we have the need. ASWLL will provide the equipment, training and mentoring....all I ask of you is your time and commitment.
Volunteering takes time. Most ASWLL umpires fill other roles at the park as well. You set your own schedule and what level you would like to work.
None of us were born as umpires; we were all trained in one way or another. Some of us learned the skill in leagues where being an umpire was a challenge. At ASWLL, umpires are appreciated and respected mainly because we are well trained, we have a professional appearance, and we respect the game. The positive atmosphere that attracts so many families to ASWLL begins with the way we treat the umpires.
ASWLL will give you the training and mentoring that you need, on and off the field. We won't assign you a game that you're not ready to call and you will be paired with a veteran umpire as your experience grows. You'll start out as a field umpire in younger leagues, and you can transition to plate umpire as you are ready.
Please consider becoming part of a tremendous group. Click here to email us with any questions.