Holt Junior Rams Baseball

Holt Jr Rams Baseball, is now recruiting Holt area teens (ages 16-18) and older adults to be umpires for our youth baseball games this spring. If you are interested in umpiring and making some serious money along the way (up to $100 or more per week), please contact umpire coordinator via email at info@hjrb.org. To register please click the registration button below; you will need to create a member login to register. See below for our FAQ on this opportunity.

Thank you very much, and we'll see you on the field!

-Holt Jr Rams Baseball Board
Umpire FAQ's

Umpiring FAQ

1. How old do I have to be to umpire?

Teenagers ages 16 - 18 may sign up. Age 16 & 17 can officiate U10 games. We need 18+ or older adults to officiate the U12 and U14 game. We welcome anyone with the love of baseball to sign up.

2. What sort of training do I need?

All umpires should be be trained and understand the Pony League Rules. Training involves one quick classroom session and one field session in the Holt Area. Staff will teach the basic skills to become an umpire, and rule books and additional educational materials will be provided for further reading and reference.

The training class will be held with the Mid-Michigan Pony League Organization. Date to be announced.

3. How much will I get paid?

All new young umpires (ages 16-18) will start by working games at the U10 division and will be paid $30 per game for working behind the plate or working the bases on the field. Older adult umpires (18+) umpiring the U12 and U14 divisions will be paid $40 per game for working behind the plate or working the bases on the field.

Holt Jr. Rams will use a very streamlined on-line scheduling system. Payment will be made to each umpire at the start of the game in cash from the Holt Jr. Rams coaches.

4. Are there limitations to how many games I can umpire?

No. You can umpire as many games as you want during the week and on weekends. Your only limitation is making sure you can arrive on time and be present for a full game.

5. What if I have unique scheduling needs?

Holt Jr. Rams will provide a Schedule Request system to all interested candidates. Game assignments are managed by the HJRB umpire coordinator using a very flexible on-line scheduling system. All umpires will have the flexibility to use this on-line system to choose which days and times they want, and every effort will be made to accommodate as many requested assignments as possible.

6. Where do games take place and when?

Umpires will be needed primarily for our home games in Holt at one of our four field locations (Elliot Elementary School Fields).

The spring baseball season is approximately 12 weeks long with games scheduled to occur from May 1st through July 20th. There will be an option for umpiring summer tournaments as well. Spring games will be held on weekdays in the early evenings. There will be no games over Spring Break or on Sundays. A typical game would require about 2.0-2.5 hours of umpiring time.

6. What equipment or clothes do I need?

In terms of uniforms, everyone should wear a light blue or navy umpire shirt, grey/black/navy pants or shorts. With a grey/black or navy hat.

All male umpires who work the plate are required to wear a protective cup. Also, all protective umpiring equipment (mask, chest protector, shin guards) HJRB will be provided some gear for use during the season with a contract to return at end of season. It will be kept at field locations. However, to use this equipment you will need to sign a contract stating you are responsible for it and require signature at each use. Other equipment that is suggested is a ball-strike indicator and ball bag.

7. How do I sign up?

Create a member login account, and register under the 2017 Umpire Season.
Go to website www.hjrb.org/umpires

Questions you can send an email with your contact information to the Holt Jr. Rams umpire coordinator at info@hjrb.org and they will respond to you shortly.
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