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Umpire Program Overview

All parent and paid umpires are managed by Umpire Coordinator, Jim Collins.  Jim can be reached at 312-312-848-1067 or [email protected]

As an all volunteer organization, parents are required to complete umpire and concession stand duties as a condition of participation in our leagues.  As such, parents are scheduled as needed to umpire all games in our leagues.  If a parent does not wish to umpire their assigned game(s), he/she may choose to "buyout" of their duty for $20.  When a parent buys out of an umpire duty, the umpire coordinator will arrange for a paid umpire to work the game.

Paid umpires must follow the rules and regulations set forth by the umpire coordinator to participate in our umpire program.  Umpires are evaluated by coaches after each game.  Additional training is provided as needed, and umpires who excel are eligible for additional pay and scheduling bonuses.

Umpire Program Mission: Encourage continued participation in the sports of baseball & softball for our community through a structured program that provides an environment focused on: leadership development, positive sportsmanship, and rewarding experiences.

Eligibility for Participation as a paid Umpire:

·         Must be at least 15 years old or have completed Freshman year of High School

·         Must attend at minimum, 1 full umpire’s clinic hosted or alternative clinic approved by Umpire Director; and attend at least 1 high school or Jr. High equivalent baseball game/scrimmage umpired by IHSA qualified umpire(s)

·         Must maintain valid email address (or text or other media/app) for communications

·         Adults wishing to be on paid umpire roster (18 yrs or older) must complete Homewood Baseball & Softball League background check form (same as completed for all league coaches) 

Click Here for Full Umpire Program Rules and Regulations

Video Umpire Clinic

League Specific Rules

BABE RUTH (13-18)

RIPKEN A (11-12) and RIPKEN B (9-10)

ROOKIE A (7-8)

ROOKIE B (Co-ed 6)


SENIORS (13-18)

JUNIORS (11-12)

BANTAM A (9-10)

BANTAM B (7-8)

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