Baseball and Softball Little League for Duvall, Washington and surrounding areas.

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Little League baseball and softball games are umpired by volunteers – people like you and me who want to support the community, their kids and their neighbors. 

With the help of the District 9 umpire program, we offer our volunteers excellent umpire training!

Umpire Training

All classroom sessions run 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Lake Washington School District Resource Center.

 Redmond Town Center 
16250 NE 74th St., Redmond, WA 98052 
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Course

Description

Date

Room

The Base-ics

Base umpire core competencies

March 7

Board

The Plate-lets*

Plate umpire core competencies

March 8

Board

The Details

Common situations: Obstruction & Interference, Infield Fly, Appeals

March 10

Sammamish

The Minutiae

The rest of the rules. Second half is StumpTheUmp, so bring your weird game situations!

March 16

Sammamish

The Chief

Game management: faster games, better relationships

March 22

Sammamish

The Balk

90’ rules, positioning and responsibilities

March 24

Board

The Manager

Rules discussion for managers and others

March 29

Board

 

Field Mechanics

Everest Park: 500 8th S St, Kirkland, WA 98033
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Redmond Ridge Park: 22915 Ne Alder Crest Drive (near Novelty Hill Rd. and Redmond Ridge Dr.)

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Many thanks to Redmond North and Kirkland American for squeezing us in among all the pre-season practice slots!

Course

Description

Date

Time

Field

The Warm-up

60’ mechanics, drills and practice.

Saturday, March 12

9:00AM-3:00PM

Redmond Ridge

The Tune-up

Game situations to knock off the rust. Mistakes are free in preseason!

Saturday, March 20

1:00PM-5:00PM

Everest A

The Close-up

Big diamond (90') mechanics. Working inside B&C, balks, pickoffs and steals.

Sunday, March 13

2:30PM-6:30PM

Redmond Ridge Big Field

 

​Other Helpful Links: 

Umpire field mechanics diagram 

www.littleleagueumpiring101.comSelf-paced training website with graphics and instructional videos for new and beginning Little League volunteer umpires. 

http://umpirebible.com/rules.htm: Read about little league baseball rules and umpire mechanics in more common language than you’ll find in the official rules book (aka, green book). The author, Nick G, umpires little league in WA state.

Washington District 9 Umpire home page is here. You’ll find training dates and materials, rules, links to equipment suppliers, D9 umpire staff.