Welcome to the 2017 Viejo Little League's UMPIRE page. Here you will find the links for umpire sign-ups as well as other information.
TEAM AND UMPIRE POINTS
SPRING 2017 INDIVIDUAL STATS - ALL UMPIRES
|Umpire Points as of Sun April 16 2017|
Thanks again to everyone for volunteering.
|Team Points as of Sun April 16 2017|
|AAA-Red Sox (Shimizu)||8||0||8|
GAME SCHEDULING SITE
Please register on our umpire scheduling system so you can sign up for games by clicking on the link below.
Please also login to the umpire scheduling site and update your profile with your team name.
All umpires must have a little league volunteer application on file with your local Little League. Youth Umpires must be 11 years old or older and in the Majors division or above.
Former Viejo Little League players are encouraged to return as umpires.
To sign up for Junior Games, sign up at the District 68 site:
District 68 Umpire Site
In order to get credit for Junior games, please send an email notification to your chief umpire. firstname.lastname@example.org
Click link below for 2017 Viejo LL Local Rules and RMV LL Local Rules.
REMINDERS TO OUR COACHES
Coaches are to remain in dugout until catcher has thrown down to second base.
Players must not wear jewelry such as, but not limited to, rings, watches, dangling earrings, bracelets, necklaces. Exception: If medically necessary.
Catchers helmet must have dangle throat guard and use catchers mitt
Players may not hold bats in dugout.
No on-deck batters. Exception: One batter allowed outside dugout before batting, in between innings.
Manager and only two Coaches permitted in the dugout during the game. Only players and coaches permitted in the dugout.
The Umpire Basics 2017 Manual, developed by District 57, is a great tool for new umpires, who want to learn what to expect when umpiring and for experienced umpires who want to reinforce what they already know.
Umpire Basics 2017 Manual
2 MAN CREW --- Please see twomanrotation
4 MAN CREW --- 4_Man_UmpireMechanics-Diagrams Rev_2014-05-20
Division Specific Rules - Table
PITCH COUNT RULES (LITTLE LEAGUE RULE BOOK "GREEN BOOK")
The manager must remove the pitcher when said pitcher reaches the limit for his/her age group, but the pitcher may remain in the game at another position:
13-16......... 105 pitches per day
11-12......... 85 pitches per day
9-10.......... 75 pitches per day
7-8............ 50 pitches per day
Pitch Count / Days Rest
1 - 20 = No rest
21 - 35 = 1 day rest
36 - 50 = 2 days rest
51 - 65 = 3 days rest
66+ = 4 days rest
The official pitch count = the 1st pitch to the last batter faced
If a pitcher reaches the limit while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until any one of the following conditions occurs:
1. That batter reaches base;
2. That batter is put out;
3. The third out is made
A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day.
(Majors, AAA, AA) A pitcher once removed from the mound cannot return as a pitcher.
(Juniors and above) A pitcher remaining on defense in the game, can return as a pitcher anytime in the remainder of the game, but only once per game.
Any player who has played the position of catcher in four (4) or more innings in a game is not eligible to pitch on that calendar day. The catcher receiving one pitch to a batter in an inning constitutes one inning,
AAA Local Rules (Not all listed here)
Minimum Play - Nine (9) defensive outs with one (1) complete inning at an infield position.
Five Run Rule – During the first five (5) innings of any game, the 5 Run Rule shall apply in the AAA Division. THERE IS NO 10 RUN MERCY RULE in AAA Division.
More than 5 runs can be scored during the first 5 innings if the inning ends on an over the fence home run or ground rule double.
Unlimited amount of runs may be scored in the declared last inning.
Pitch Count Rules – Little League Green Book Rules.
Any new full inning that begins after the 1 hour 45 minute mark will be declared the last inning. No Drop Dead Time Limit.
Double A (AA) Local Rules (Not all listed here)
Minimum Playing Time –All players must sit out one (1) inning before another player sits for a second inning. Every player must play a minimum of one (1) complete inning at an infield position and a minimum of one (1) complete inning in the outfield.
Five Run Rule – During the first five (5) innings of any game, the 4 run rule shall apply in the first half of the season, and the 5 Run Rule shall apply in the 2nd half. THERE IS NO 10 RUN MERCY RULE in AA Division.
More than 4 or 5 runs can be scored during the first 5 innings if the inning ends on an over the fence home run or ground rule double. Unlimited amount of runs may be scored in the declared last inning.
Pitchers will be restricted to pitching for a maximum of six (6) consecutive defensive outs per game (1st Half), and nine (9) consecutive defensive outs (2nd Half), even if they have not yet reached their maximum pitch count. Pitchers may not return.
Pitch Count Rules – Pitchers can only pitch a maximum of 50 pitches. Threshold rules apply. Little League Green Book Rest Rules apply otherwise.
Threshold Rules - If the pitcher reaches pitch #50, the manager must pull the pitcher. If the pitcher reaches pitch #50 while facing a batter, he/she may continue pitching to that batter until the batter reaches base, is put out, or the 3rd out occurs.
Catcher - A pitcher who delivers 41 pitches or more cannot play position of catcher for the remainder of that day.
Stealing of bases is allowed, however runners cannot steal home. During the first half of the season, all runners may only advance one base maximum on an overthrow. (Base must be earned.) There shall be no additional advance on any subsequent overthrows for that play. Runner at or approaching 3rd base may attempt to advance home at risk of being put out.
2nd Half of Season – No limit on advancing due to overthrows. No stealing home.
Any new full inning that begins after the 1 hour 45 minute mark will be declared the last inning. No Drop Dead Time Limit
Single A Local Rules (Not all listed here)
FOUR RUN RULE First Half of Season: The 4-run rule shall apply in the A Division. The inning is over when three outs are recorded or the 4th run crosses home plate. More than four (4) runs may be scored in a single inning by a single team only in the case of an over-the fence home run or a ground-rule double. There is no 10- run mercy rule.
5-runs shall apply during the 2nd half.
UMPIRE UNIFORM and EQUIPMENT
All umpires will be issued a Blue Umpire Jersey and Blue Hat with the Bulldog Blue Crew logos. Jerseys, Hats, and red blue crew t-shirts will be available Friday February 28th "Opening Night". Please purchase Charcoal or Heather gray slacks to complete the uniform. Pants can be found at stores such as Kohls, GAP, Banana Republic and many others.
Suggestion: Please wear black shoes, black socks, and black belt.
For those that wish to purchase their own equipment I use and suggest the following:
Chest Protector Diamond DCP-IX3 UMP
Diamond DLG-UMP Lite 150, 170, and 185
Umpire Leg Guards 15 inch
Umpire Shoes Baseballmonkey.com
MANAGER MEETING PRESENTATION
Below is the umpire presentation presented at the Managers meeting January 2017.
Note: The local rules have been modified since this presentation was delivered.
INFO ON BATS
2017 Approved Bat List for Little League:
Need help figuring out what bat to purchase? Try Justbats.com Bat-coach
Full Printable List of 2 1/4 Baseball Bats - For quick reference on the field, with composites included (printable PDF format)
In 2018 all the regulations for bats will change with the spring 2018 season. In essence this means that any bat that is used today or up until the 2018 season will no longer be approved. In 2018 all bats will have to have the USA baseball logo stamped on it, this is not just LL, but also high school, NCAA, Pony etc. So before they spend $400.00 plus on a new composite something or other that they plan to pass down to the next kid, they need to be aware that it will be an illegal bat.
Batting donuts are illegal and have been for a great number of years, the sleeves are OK, but NOT the donut. There is a new hybrid type donut in sporting goods stores plus the likes of Amazon…
It looks like an oversized dixie cup with a 1/3 or so cut out of it, comes in different weights. It is illegal in all levels of LL play as it is basically a new version of a donut.
If you have any questions, please send an email to Kyle McDougald --- email@example.com