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AVLL Umpire Access

Aliso Viejo Little League Umpires

If you have any questions on what it takes to be an AVLL Umpire feel free to reach out to the guys in charge:

Umpire In Chief  - Bill Vinson |

Assistant Umpire in Chief  - Robert Pryor |

Most importantly, you must have been approved with a background check and have the appropriate access in the website to umpire games. These efforts must completed each year, so if you have not done either of these, please reach out to Bill or Robert to get this taken care of quickly (links below).

To sign up for games please click here on Master Schedule or under Home Plate on the left.  Games that still require an umpire will list will display a drop down box to the right.

Simply click on the drop down arrow and select the umpire position.  You will receive an email confirmation of your volunteer signup.

**If you are looking for umpire opportunities for Juniors or Seniors games, please use the District signup found by clicking HERE.**

***TIP***

You can limit the master schedule calendar view to only display games by clicking the check box for "Show games only" at the top of the calendar listings. Also, if you don't see games that you'd expect to see, make sure and clear the filters under the options link on the right side of the page.

For The Basics of Umpiring...Check out this short 10 minutes YouTube Video.

 
 
Instructions and Videos and Important Links

Umpire Game Sign-Up Instructions

 

- Send an email to to request a background check start the process of becoming an umpire.

Each coach, administrator, and umpire, or other game official of Little League is required to successfully complete the Heads Up Concussion Training AND the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention education ... at least once, either online or in person, before supervising an athlete in an Little League.  Once the training is complete, please email/submit the certificates to .

Heads Up Concussion Certificate

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training

 

District 55 Umpire Page

DISTRICT 55 UMPIRE MECHANICS CLINIC | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 8am - 1pm – CHAPPAROSA PARK

DISTRICT 55 RULES CLINIC #1 | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 6:30 - 9pm @ JEFFERY TRAIL MIDDLE SCHOOL

DISTRICT 55 RULES CLINIC #2 | WEDENSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 6:30 - 9pm @ SEA COUNTRY COMMUNITY CENTER

Umpire Positioning - Two Man Umpire Rotation 60' Bases

Umpire Positioning - Three and Four Man Umpire Rotations

Plate Umpire Game Management Tool - "Greene Card"

 

2020 AVLL Local Rules (coming soon)

 

A MUST WATCH FOR ALL UMPIRES.  WE'VE DECIDED TO BORROW THIS VIDEO FROM ASWLL AS IT IS A PERFECT REPRESENTATION OF OUR RULES AND PROCEDURES HERE AT AVLL.  WE THANK YOU ASWLL!

 

 

 

 

 
 
Some Baseball Rules You Probably Thought You Knew

Some Baseball Rules You Probably Thought You Knew

There's been lots of discussion this season about Obstruction and Interference Calls. Most get the two confused. I've received some cool short MLB and NCAA video clips on some Obstruction and Interference calls and even though the rules may differ somewhat between L.L., MLB and NCAA these are still great learning tools for Coaches and Umpires.

Did you know that a runner in a pickle has the right of way to the base and a defensive player standing in the base path during a pickle rundown is actually "obstruction" if he impedes the base runner? Check this out: http://m.mlb.com/video/v29063267/detcws-torii-escapes-rundown-on-an-obstruction-call

Here's another good "obstruction" call video. If you pay attention to the previous video and this video in both cases the play by play announcers don't know the difference between interference and obstruction. When a defensive player impedes a runner it is "obstruction" not "interference" as the announders proclaimed. Check this video out: http://m.mlb.com/video/v8725303/cinwsh-riggleman-is-ejected-arguing-a-play-at-third

In this "obstruction" call it shows that putting a base runner in a scissors lock is not allowed...lol: http://m.mlb.com/video/v6938807/ladsd-cabrera-is-awarded-home-on-interference-call

Lastly here's a great video showing a "runners interference" call in NCAA on the second baseman trying to make a play on the ball: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONSCrdnLH70

According to the Little League rulebook..."Obstruction" and "Interference" calls are judgement calls while at the same time clearly defined. Judgement calls are also not protestable.

Just remember....

Umpires are human!

Umpires don't see every play in every game!

Umpires in AVLL are volunteers!