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Game Balls

Umpires - 1) Please check that only baseballs licensed by Little League are used during games. Baseballs shall be printed with one of two designations: "RS" (for regular season play) or "RS-T" (for regular season and tournament play). Practice baseballs are not to be used during games. (Tee ball: The ball may carry the words "Little League Tee Ball".) 

Pitch Count Rules

Coaches & Umpires - We have new guidelines for days of rest and pitch count. The guidelines apply to all levels of play where player-pitch is used. 

Umpiring Duties

Home Plate and Base Umpires will be assigned by the Umpire-In-Chief for all levels of play (except Farm and T-ball).  All levels of teams (including T-ball and Farm) will be given Team Base Umpiring Assignments.  Managers are responsible for their team's umpiring assignments.

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2017 Season Umpiring Schedule and Training

We have several training opportunities for new and experienced umpires. District 14 hosts training clinics for all divisions of play and for umpires of all levels of experience. These clinics are open to all league and district umpires, managers, coaches, officials and parents. Instructors are all district umpires and have taught clinics at the local, sectional and regional levels. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 4, 2017: Rules Clinic

Time: 8am – 2pm Location: Snow Elementary

This classroom clinic provides an in depth look into the Little League Rule Book. This clinic is highly recommended for all umpires and managers and coaches at the minor, major, and upper levels of play.

Sunday, February 11, 2017: Beginning Umpire Base Mechanics Clinic

Time: 8am – 2:30pm Location: Niles Centerville Little League

This clinic is especially designed for the first-time umpire and umpires with only a few years’ experience.

It is an excellent opportunity for parent volunteers to learn base mechanics for working the 60 foot diamond.

Saturday, February 25, 2017: 70’/90’ Base Mechanics

Time and Location TBA.

This clinic is for all umpires who will be working games at the Intermediate, Junior, Senior and Big League level of play. Students should have attended at least one beginning session.

Friday, March 3, 2017 – Sunday, March 5, 2017: Advance Umpire Mechanics

Times and location TBA.

This clinic is for umpires desiring additional training. Students should have attended at least one beginning session. Plate mechanics will be taught as well as a more in depth look at base mechanics.

Part 1 is a classroom session. Part 2 is on the field. Students are expected to attend both sessions and should bring their own plate gear.

Sunday, March 19, 2017: Junior Umpire Clinic / Adult Make-up date

Time: 1pm – 4pm Location: Niles-Centerville Little League

This clinic is for all players (12-years and older) who will be participating in NCLL’s Junior Umpire program. All junior umpires must attend this clinic regardless of past experience.

This is also the make-up date for all adult volunteers who were not able to attend the Beginning Clinic.



Rule Summaries

Summary of Rule 4.04 & 5.07 - Continous Batting Order

Summary of Rule 8.06 - Visits to the Pitcher

Umpire References

Beginning Umpire Mechanics Clinic

90ft Diamond Basic Umpire Responsibilities

2011 NCLL Field Ground Rules

9-Man Lineup Card Instructions