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NYBL - Novi Youth Baseball League

Umpires


The 2019 NYBL Umpire Clinic will be held on April 14th at the Strike Zone
The clinic starts at 12 noon and ends at 4:00 pm.
Registration starts at 11:30 am
A $25 fee is due at the door
See: attendance requirements and pre-register instructions below

Umpiring for Novi youth sports is a long tradition for many baseball-minded people in our community.  Umpiring is a great way to learn how to work well in a leadership role.  Our umpires are well-trained in the rules of the game and they are chartered with upholding the honor of the game.

NYBL maintains youth teams that range in age from 7 to 18 years old.  There are inter-league games, select tournament teams and elite travel team play.  Umpires are assigned games appropriate to their experience and skill level.

Pay ranges from $20-$60 per assignment.

The NYBL Umpire staff of 40-50 is responsible for making sure all games are played fairly according to the rules.  On average, umpires have 3-5 years of experience but many have 10-15 years behind the plate.  We add 10-15 new umpires each year.


Individuals that are 12 years and older interested in umpiring should contact the Umpire in Chief, John Slack.  Send a note to [email protected] stating your interest, your age and umpire experience.

2019 Clinic attendance requirements:

* All first-time, inexperienced NYBL umpire candidates MUST attend the clinic regardless of age.

* All returning umpires with only one-year of experience MUST attend at least one day of the clinic to work the current season of games.

* Umpires with two or more years of umpire experience do not need to attend the clinic but they must register using [email protected]

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Registration process:

1) Send John Slack a note to [email protected]
2) Attend clinic and pay a $25 fee (A registration fee is not required by returning umpires attending the clinic that do not need an umpire shirt or hat)
3) Pass a take home written test (for clinic attendees)
4) Pickup umpire shirt, hat and brush at Play-It-Again-Sports Novi (included)
5) Buy protective gear if needed
6) Request games posted online
7) Accept or decline games assigned
8) Umpire game and collect pay

Preregister by sending an email to [email protected]  Note full name, age and previous umpiring experience.

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