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Umpire Resources

*** This page is a work in progress ***

This page is intended to be a comprehensive source Hillside umps can review to perform your best at managing the games you choose to officiate.

What is included:

  • official videos, guides, etc. from Little League itself
  • videos, guides, etc. from other sources considered helpful
  • division-specific rules for games at Hillside (including the in-house, post-season tournaments)
  • situation-specific calls to make

Plate Ump

Putting Ball in Play: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/putting-ball-play-mechanic/
Swinging Strike: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/swinging-strike-mechanic/
Called Strike: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/called-strike-mechanic/
Called Ball: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/called-ball-mechanic/
Foul: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/foul-mechanic/
Foul - Tip: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/foul-tip-mechanic/
Uncaught 3rd Strike: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/uncaught-third-strike-no-tag/
Uncaught 3rd Strike (obvious): https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/uncaught-third-strike-obvious-mechanic/
Uncaught 3rd Strike - Tag: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/uncaught-third-strike-tag/
Uncaught 3rd Strike - No Catch: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/uncaught-third-strike-no-catch/
Safe - Ball on the Ground: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/safe-balls-ground-mechanic/
Check Swing (Ask for help): https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/check-swing-ask-help-strike-mechanic/
Check Swing, Batter Offers: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/check-swing-batter-offers-mechanic/

Base Ump

Hands on Knees: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/hands-knees-set-position/
Out: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/out-mechanic/
Set-Out: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/set-out-mechanic/
Out - On the Tag: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/out-on-the-tag-mechanic/
Safe: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/safe-mechanic/
Safe - Off the Bag: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/safe-off-bag-mechanic/
Set-Safe: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/set-safe-mechanic/
Foul-Left: https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/called-strike-mechanic/

Primary rules for regular-season games played at Hillside umps need to know

Baseball

  • Farm (no umps until post-season tournament)
    • No new inning after 75 minutes (1hr 15min)
    • Six inning max
    • Pitching
      • Kid-pitch during ODD innings
      • Coach-pitch during EVEN innings
      • Coach-pitch after ball four
      • Coach-pitch after six total pitches to one batter
      • Coach-pitch after batter hit by ball
      • One pitcher per inning
      • During kid-pitch, if coach pitches and two strikes exist at the time, stike count will be reduced to one before coach-pitch begins
      • All players and coaches must pitch from the rubber. Coaches may stand, squat or take a knee to pitch.
      • No walks allowed
    • Base Running
      • No extra bases on overthrows
      • No stealing
      • Once ball reaches the infield, regardless if fielder has control, play stops but runners are allowed to finish advancing to the base they are already headed to at their own risk
  • Minors
    • No new inning after 90 minutes (1hr 30min)
    • Six inning max
    • Six runs max per half inning (NO limit for post-season tournament play)
    • No on deck batters during play
    • Run (Mercy) rule
      • 15 runs after three complete innings
      • 10 runs after four complete innings
    • Uncaught (aka "dropped") third strike
      • Not allowed. Batters may not advance and are out
      • Base runners may advance at their own risk
    • Base Running
      • Base runners may lead off/steal only AFTER ball passes the plate
      • If leaving early, runners will be returned to base without an out
      • Runners may advance at their own risk on overthrows
      • Home is closed after defense stops the runner at third base
      • Home is open if overthrow is made at third. Runner may advance at their own risk
      • If ball is thrown out of play (outside of fence, inside dugout or not reachable by a fielder who indicates), runners will advance one base
    • Fielding
      • Three or four outfielders max (must be agreed upon by both teams prior to game if four outfielders)
      • Minimum eight players
      • Six infielders max, including the pitcher and catcher
  • Major
    • No new inning after 90 minutes (1hr 30min)
    • Six inning max
    • Eight runs per half inning max (NO limit for post-season tournament play)
    • No on deck batters during play
    • Run (Mercy) rule
      • 15 runs after three complete innings
      • 10 runs after four complete innings
    • Uncaught (aka "dropped") third strike 
      • Prior to May 1st, coaches must discuss prior to game starting
      • After May 1st, all teams will have batters advance 
        • Permitted situations
          • When first base is unoccupied with fewer than two outs
          • When first base is occupied with two outs
    • Base Running
      • Base runners may lead off/steal only AFTER ball passes the plate
      • If leaving early, runners will be returned to base without an out
      • Runners may advance at their own risk on overthrows
      • Home is open at all times
      • If ball is thrown out of play (outside of fence, inside dugout or not reachable by a fielder who indicates), runners will advance one base
    • Fielding
      • Nine players max (only three outfielders)
      • Minimum eight players
      • Six infielders max, including the pitcher and catcher

Contact

Hillside Little League
7914 W Dodge Rd #518 
Omaha, Nebraska 68114

Email: [email protected]

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