Our mission is to provide baseball instruction, skill development and playing opportunities for players in grades 1 through high school in Brookline Massachusetts.
 
 
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We are pleased to offer our Youth Umpire Program for 2018.  BYB regularly employs youth umpires for games in spring, summer and fall.  For active players, umpiring can be a great way to enhance your understanding of the rules of baseball and how they are applied in game situations. Umpiring also looks good on a college application because it requires many of the qualities colleges look for including leadership, confidence and the ability to make decisions under pressure. Also umpiring provides a fun way to make some extra money while staying involved in baseball.

Registration Deadline is Wednesday, March 5, 2018. Both new and returning umpires must complete this registration process for 2018. Registration for previous seasons is not sufficient to umpire in 2018.

All new and returning umpires are required to complete the training sessions held in March.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW APPLICANTS
New applicants to the program must be between 12-17 yrs. league age (click here for league age chart), have at least 1 yr. prior baseball experience at the current Spring AA level, the Spring Minors level (prior to 2016) or above, and must live in Brookline attend school in Brookline or have guardians who work for the Town of Brookline. Umpires must attend all 4 of the following training sessions, location to be determined.

TRAINING SESSION SCHEDULE:

Monday, March 12, 2018: 6:30pm-7:45pm – Training Session 1
Monday, March 19, 2018: 6:30pm -7:45pm – Training Session 2
Monday, March 26, 2018: 6:30pm-7:45pm – Training Session 3
Monday, April 2, 2018: 6:30pm-7:45pm – Training Session 4 & Umpire Test

TRAINING LOCATION:

Stephan F. Rutledge VFW, 386 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445

TESTING:

There will be a test given during the final training session on Monday, April 2 2018 and scores will help determine assignment scheduling.  Umpires must have a passing grade to be given an umpire assignment.

COST:
There is no cost to participate in the training, but spots are limited.  Please sign up only if you are committed to becoming an umpire and plan to be available for games in at least the spring season. 

GAMES:
Games occur weeknights at 5:15pm and Sundays during the entire day.

BYB PROVIDES YOUTH UMPIRES:
* BYB Umpire Shirt and Cap
* 2018 Little League Rule Book
* Counter

UMPIRES MUST PROVIDE:
* Grey Slacks (field & home plate umpires)
* Black Belt (field & home plate umpires)
* Dark Shoes (field & home plate umpires)
* Catcher’s Gear (home plate umpires)
* Apron (home plate umpires)
* Brush (home plate umpires)

PAY FOR YOUTH UMPIRES
$25 per game

Interested?  Please click here to register/apply.
Questions?  Please contact