Umpires

OYO maintains a high-quality umpire program. Any individual age 11 (as of April 30, 2020) 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 & TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (as of 1.14.2020 and subject to change)

1. All prospective umpires must register online.

2. All prospective umpires must attend the ​Rules Clinic​ on Sunday, February 9 at Jenn Park (10450 East 63rd Street, Indianapolis 46216)

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

3. All prospective Umpires must take an “open book” ​Online Test​ that will be open between February 10-22, 2020.

4. Prospective umpires must attend the ​Test Review Clinic​ on Sunday, February 23 at Jenn Park (10450 East 63rd Street, Indianapolis 46216)

5. Selected umpires must attend a ​Mechanics Clinic​ on Sunday, March 8 at Jenn Park (10450 East 63rd Street, Indianapolis 46216).  

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

6. Selected umpires must attend a ​Scrimmage Day​ on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Each umpire will umpire 1-2 innings with a mentor on the field with them​.

 

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 or scrimmage games.

  • 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 onlne Officials Registration must be completed prior to clinics by February 7, 2020.

For more information, contact ​Andre Beever, ​Umpire Training Chair, or ​Josh Pearson​, Vice President of Game Day Operations.