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Massachusetts District 2 - Little League Baseball & Softball

Massachusetts District 2 - Little League Baseball & Softball

Umpire Program

Welcome to the Umpires Program:

Umpire  noun

Definition of umpire

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1: an official in a sport who rules on plays
2: one having authority to decide finally a controversy or question between parties: such as
a: one appointed to decide between arbitrators who have disagreed
b: an impartial third party chosen to arbitrate disputes arising under the terms of a labor agreement

Who can be an umpire?:
1. anyone who has a sense of fair play.
2. Anyone who is looking to find a way to get involved and help out

How old or young do you have to be to be an umpire?
1. We accept umpire Candidates starting at age 12. 
Umpires should be at least 2 years older than the players they are umpiring for.
Umpires should be able to move around without issues to allow them to make the right call.

How do I learn the rules for Little League?
the Little League rules App is available on your Android or Apple device for free , the app is updated every year and all the latest rules are updated for your convenience. This is highly encouraged and talked about in our trainings. 

We here at D2 run an Umpire's program for both new and  experienced umpires. We teach new and experienced umpires the way it is done in Little League Baseball and Softball. We hold a number of trainings throughout the year, along with requested trainings for  specific leagues that need umpires or just want them to get some more training prior to or during the the season. 

We then ask select umpires to join us for our District  Games. We Currently provide umpires for all District (and some sectional) games for 12U and above for both baseball and softball. 

Our Umpire in Chief is Mr. Steven Elliot,  His assistants for the Training team are  JT Tirrell (President of Easthampton Baseball), Marc Winer- (ADA Softball for D2), Mike Winer (trainer)and Ernie Fitzell Jr(ADA-Baseball for D2).

If  your league is interested in having our experienced team of umpires work with you please contact us at [email protected] to schedule a time for us to come out and meet your umpires and train them. 

If you are an individual seeking training to be an umpire.  Please contact Steve Elliot  at [email protected]

Scheduled Training Dates for District 2 are :

2023 Spring Umpire Clinics
March 18 Junior Umpire
March 25 Umpire Refresher
April 1 Field Mechanics

March 18 and March 25 are indoor classroom
clinics from 10 AM to 5 PM at:
Baystate Health Education Center
361 Whitney Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040

April 1st
clinic is dependent on weather.
Currently this clinic is scheduled indoors for
inclement weather. If it’s favorable to be
outside and announcement will be made as
soon as possible. This clinic will run 9 AM – 5
PM. Location TBA

All clinics will have lunch and drinks
Registration is required. To register please email
Steven Elliot at [email protected]

Along with this training are Regional Trainings from Little League East Region
*All attendees must register for each event prior to accessing the ZOOM. Each week will cover different rules & topics.

D2 Staff Umpires

District 2 Staff Umpires


Steven Elliot- D2 Umpire IN Chief


Marc Winer- D2 ADA Softball


Mike Winer- D2 Umpire Trainer


Todd Collins- D2 Staff Umpire


Ardezan Dennis - D2 Staff Umpire/Trainer

Ernie Fitzell Jr.- D2 ADA Baseball


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