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Novato South Little League is proud of its umpires. If you would like to join this important group, please contact our Umpire-in-Chief Matt Cronin.
 
Umpire Contacts

Umpire-in-Chief
Matt Cronin     
matcronin@hotmail.com   415-847-5760
 
 
Umpire Selection
 
Teen-agers may attend umpire training once they are league age 13 years-old and have finished playing Little League. Teen-agers who have not played baseball are not considered for umpire training.

 
Umpire Training
 
Umpires are trained in the Spring with one evening 2-hour classroom sessions and one Saturday 3-hour field training session. All umpires are required to attend these training sessions in order to umpire during the regular and post-season.
 
Umpire Rules Training
Mandatory for all new and returning umpires.
Date TBD - 2-hour class on a weeknight
 
Umpire Field Training
Mandatory for all new and returning umpires.
Date TBD - 3-hour class on a Saturday
 
 
Umpire Assignments
 
First year umpires will most likely be field umpires for the Minor league. Second year umpires are most likely to be field umpires in the Major league and home plate umpires in the Minor league. Third year umpires and beyond can be field and home plate umpires in the Minor and Major leagues. Play-off and post-season umpires are selected based on their performance during the regular season by the Umpire-in-Chief.
 
Home team managers will contact the Umpire-in-Chief 25 minutes before game time if one or both of the umpires have not arrived. Chronic lateness will result in loss of umpire privileges and future assignments.
 
 
Field Arrival Protocol
  1. All umpires are required to be at the appropriate field at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the game and report to the Home Team manager upon your arrival.  If you are going to be late, but will be at the field 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start, contact Nelson Gremmels (home phone 892-0214 or cell 599-9054).
  2. If you may be late to your Minor League game assignment, contact Mrs. Tsou (home 883-0658 or cell 250-1060) at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the game.
  3. If you may be late to your Major League game assignment, contact Mrs. Wegner (home 382-1732 or cell 846-5915) at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the game.
  4. If none of the above contacts have heard from you or you are not at the field 20 minutes before the scheduled start, Mrs. Tsou and/or Mrs. Wegner will assign another umpire and that umpire will be the game umpire even if you show up prior to the start of the game.
  5. If unable to umpire at the last minute, please call Mrs. Tsou or Mrs Wegner. Do NOT find a sub or someone else to cover for you as there is a waiting list.

Umpire Uniform
 
NSLL umpires are expected to wear the umpire polo and hat provided by the league for every game. The Little League international patch should be attached to the polo on the left sleeve by the umpire as soon as possible (by the second umpire shift). All Umpires need to bring and wear the Umpire Uniform (cap, shirt and trousers with belt) and have protective wear (athletic cup) available, whether you're the home plate or base umpire. 

 
Rain Delays
 
Check email by 3:30 PM of that day or check the NSLL website if weather is questionable.

 
Summer Umpires
 
Field umpires will be needed during the All-Star season in the summer. All-Star umpires will be selected from those who officiated during the play-off games first and then all others if necessary.