Umpires

OYO maintains a high-quality umpire program. Any individual age 11 (as of January 1, 2022) or older may apply, participate on trainings and experience a great part-time job making the call. As part of the process, applicants must register online, take the umpire exam and attend the mandatory clinics. All first year umpires will start out umpiring 8U Softball, Junior Rookie Baseball and Rookie Baseball games, unless prior approval is obtained from the umpire committee. The process OYO uses to train and select our umpires is as follows:

 

PROCESS & SCHEDULE

1. CLOSING SOON! | All prospective umpires must register online.

2. COMPLETED! |All prospective umpires must attend the ​Rules Clinic​ on Sunday, February 6 (COMPLETED!) or Sunday, February 13, 2022, VIA VIRTUAL MEETING (no in-person sessions!)

  • Younger Division Umps| ​Noon-2 p.m. ​| ​8U Softball, Junior Rookie and Rookie Baseball
  • Older Division Umps|​ 2-4 p.m. ​|​ 10U, 12U and 14U/16U Softball, Minor, Super Major, Junior/Senior Baseball

3. CLOSING SATURDAY! (Yes, it's been extended!) | All prospective Umpires must take an “open book” ​Online Test​ that will be open February 14-25, 2022. (LOGIN DETAILS | Instructions for Completing Exam on Quiz Star)

4. ONE SESSION THIS SUNDAY! | All prospective umpires must attend the ​Test Review Clinic​ on Sunday, February 27, 2022. VIA VIRTUAL MEETING (no in-person sessions!)

5. Selected umpires must attend a ​Mechanics Clinic​ on Sunday, April 10, 2022. Tentatively scheduled to be held at OYO.

  • Younger Division Umps|​ Noon-2 p.m. ​| ​8U Softball, Junior Rookie and Rookie Baseball
  • Older Division Umps|​ 2-4 p.m. ​|​ 10U, 12U and 14U/16U Softball, Minor, Super Major, Junior/Senior Baseball

 

RULES CLINIC RECORDINGS

Umpires can review the respective two-hour clinics below by level:

 

UMPIRE EXAM INSTRUCTIONS & TEST OUTLINES

All interested umpires should take the time to complete the online exam for the highest level they aspire to umpire in during the 2022 seasons. The exam is "open book", and all umpires are encouraged to reference notes from the rules review clinics, the OYO-specific rules available online and/or the NFHS rule book to complete the exam.

TESTING PROCESS | Please note, test takers may only login to Quiz Star once to complete the exam. So, we strongly recommend you download the test questions for your respective level below, complete the test on paper and then login to complete the online exam. Please allow approximately one hour to complete the exam.

TEST-RELATED QUESTIONS | If you have questions about specific questions or the exam process, please email Steve Heyman, Frank Ampil or Michael DeSanto. If you have questions for which level exam you should complete, please contact Michael DeSanto. All new umpires ages 16 and younger should complete the Junior Rookie-Rookie-8U Softball exam at this time.

ELIGIBILITY-RELATED QUESTIONS | If you have questions about which test level you should complete with this exam, please email the OYO Umpire Committee.

HELPFUL DOCUMENTS | The downloadable PDFs for the test questions and online instructions to completing the exam are available below:

 

MORE INFO

Umpires will be selected based on their attendance and participation at the clinics, as well as their test scores. Selected umpires are expected to wear a navy blue umpire shirt, navy blue umpire hat (no logos), and gray pants.  *Umpires will not be paid for the clinics.

  • All umpires must complete the free online registration via LeagueApps.
  • All umpires must have access to an email account and the internet
  • All communication is done via email and All game scheduling is done on the internet
  • All umpires must attend the clinics, take the exam and sign the Code of Conduct and Release and Waiver of Liability forms, regardless of past experience.
  • The online Officials Registration must be completed prior to clinics.

For more information, contact Michael DeSanto, Vice President of Game Day Operations, or ​Frank Ampil​, Umpire Chair.