Umpire Information

Have you ever considered umpiring youth baseball or softball games? We are looking for both youth and adults to work as paid umpires. If you are interested in learning more about umpiring please look at the information below and email umpires@taybs.org

AIDAN GALLAGHER

Umpire Coordinator

978-877-0631

acgpatriots@gmail.com

Unpatched Umpires

  • Ages 12+
  • Must be registered as a Volunteer with TAYBS
  • 18+ must pass state and national background checks annually.
  • Must complete an online course in Abuse Awareness.
  • Umpire Certification/patching not required
  • If available, can use shared facemask & chest protector (limited sets, so we recommend all umpires have their own gear)
  • Must wear non-team supporting clothes/hat (No TAYBS/Town branded clothing/hats)
  • Work as a pair with another unpatched umpire
  • Can umpire Minors level regular season games only
  • Paid $30 per game when paired with another unpatched umpire
  • Paid $40 per game when having to umpire solo
  • Required once per year onsite training held by certified umpire (provided through TAYBS)

Patched Umpires

  • Ages 15+
  • If under 21, you must have two years (of at least 5 games in each year) of unpatched/junior umpiring to qualify as a "Patched" Umpire.
  • Must be registered as a Volunteer with TAYBS
  • 18+ must pass state and national background checks annually.
  • Must complete an online course in Abuse Awareness.
  • Annual Babe Ruth League National Umpire Association Certification/patching is required, click here for more details
  • Your own full equipment set is required (see below for required equipment)
  • Work solo for regular season games
  • Work in pairs for playoff and tournament games
  • Paid $60 per 10U/Minors games
  • Paid $80 per 12U/Majors games (including Major/60)
  • Paid $90 per Majors/70 games
  • Paid $100 per 16U/Junior Ruth Games (work solo)
  • Paid $75 per 18U/Senior Ruth Games (work in pairs)
  • Once per year onsite training held by a certified umpire, will be available for you. (provided through TAYBS)

Umpire Weather Policy

  1. Once the first pitch is thrown, the umpire is paid 100% of their fee for that game.
  2. If the umpire shows up at a field, and there is no game or the field is unplayable the umpire will be paid 50% of their fee for that game.
  3. If a decision to cancel a game comes within an hour of the scheduled start, the coach must still show up to the field and give the umpire 50% of their fee.
  4. If a game is cancelled after it becomes an official game (2.5 Innings), the umpire will be paid their entire fee - however, when finishing the game at a later time, the same umpire will be used and will be only paid a 50% fee for the return game. In the event the original umpire is not available, a new umpire will be ordered who will need to be paid the full fee. Best effort should be made to have the original umpire used.
  5. Before a game can be called for weather at the field, the umpire must work with the coaches and any league officials that are onsite to see if the field can be made playable within a reasonable time. Only upon agreement from all three will a game be cancelled.

Apply to be an Umpire

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