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Make the Call | Be an Umpire in 2019

Updated Tuesday February 26, 2019 by OYO.

OYO maintains a high-quality umpire program. Any individual age 11 (as of April 30, 2019) or older may apply, participate on trainings and experience a great part-time job making the call. As part of the process, applicants must register online, take the umpire exam and attend the mandatory clinics. All first year umpires will start out umpiring 8U Softball, Junior Rookie Baseball and Rookie Baseball games, unless prior approval is obtained from the umpire committee.

The process OYO uses to train and select our umpires is as follows:

  1. All prospective umpires must register online: Click here to complete the ​Officials Registration.
  2. All prospective umpires must attend the Rules Clinic​ on Sunday February 17, 2019
  • New Umps ​| ​Noon-2 p.m. ​| ​8U Softball, Jr. Rookie & Rookie Baseball
  • Older Umps ​| ​2-4 p.m. ​|​ 10U, 12U and 14U/16U Softball, Minor, Super Major, Junior/Senior Baseball.  This session now will be held at Cathedral High School, 5225 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46226 (enter door #2 at the Robert V Welch Activity Center, turn left and proceed to the cafeteria)
  1. All prospective Umpires must take an “open book” Online Test​ that will be open from: February 17, 2019 to February 23, 2019​.
  2. Prospective umpires must attend the Test Review Clinic​ on February 24, 2019 from ​​Noon-2 p.m.  **NOTE: This session now will be held at Cathedral High School, 5225 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46226 (enter door #2 at the Robert V Welch Activity Center, turn left and proceed to the cafeteria)
  3. Selected umpires must attend a Mechanics Clinic​ on ​March 3, 2019.  **NOTE: This session now will be held at Cathedral High School, 5225 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46226 (enter door #2 at the Robert V Welch Activity Center, turn left and proceed to the cafeteria)
  • New Umps ​| ​Noon-2 p.m. ​| ​8U Softball, Jr. Rookie & Rookie Baseball
  • Older Umps ​| ​2-4 p.m. ​|​ 10U, 12U and 14U/16U Softball, Minor, Super Major, Junior/Senior Baseball 
  • NOTE:  Session will now will be held at Cathedral High School, 5225 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46226 (enter door #2 at the Robert V Welch Activity Center, turn left and proceed to the cafeteria)

6.   Selected umpires must attend a Scrimmage Day​ on Saturday, April 6, 2019.   Each umpire will umpire 1-2 innings with a mentor on the field with them​. 

More Info:

Umpires will be selected based on their attendance and participation at the clinics, as well as their test scores. Selected umpires are expected to wear a navy blue umpire shirt, navy blue umpire hat (no logos), and gray pants.  *Umpires will not be paid for the clinics or scrimmage games.

  • All umpires must have access to an email account and the internet
  • All communication is done via email and All game scheduling is done on the internet
  • All umpires must attend the clinics, take the exam and sign the Code of Conduct and Release and Waiver of Liability forms, regardless of past experience.
  • The onlilne Officials Registration must be completed prior to clinics on Sunday, February 17, 2019.

Please complete the online form by clicking on the Officials Registration.

For more information, contact ​Cynthia Deno​, ​Umpire Scheduling Chair or ​Josh Pearson​, VP of Game Day Operations/Umpire Training Chair.




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