Interested in umpiring youth baseball? For many Little Leagues, no experience is required to begin umpiring. The job pays well and gives you the best seat in the house. We offer umpire training for females ages 12 to adult. Women in leadership roles on the baseball field teach kids that women belong in baseball.
If you're interested in umpiring, please see the following FAQs and fill out our application below.
Q: Do I have to know a lot about baseball to umpire?
A: It's best to have a working knowledge of the basic rules beforehand. Then you can learn the details of more obscure rules and mechanics later.
Q: Does the Minnesota Girls Baseball Association hire umpires?
A: We only hire umpires if we host games. Otherwise, youth leagues in the area will hire umpires themselves or through an umpire association.
Q: How old do I have to be to umpire?
A: Umpire training begins as young as 12 years of age, but you can start umpiring at any age.
Q: Is it easy to get an umpire job?
A: If you have the correct training, it is fairly easy to get a job umpiring. Leagues are almost always in dire need of umpires.
Q: Is umpiring a big time commitment?
A: Most leagues and umpire associations allow for personal shift selection. Umpires are able to choose games that fit with their schedules. Games are typically evenings or weekends and you can umpire as much or as little as you want.
Q: How many women umpire? Has one ever umpired in the major leagues?
A: There are a small number of women who umpire across the country and even outside of the US. A few women have umpired in the minor leagues. However, no woman has umpired in the major leagues yet.
Q: Do they let girls and women umpire?
A: Yes! All leagues hire qualified umpires of any gender or sex. Sometimes your authority will be questioned as a female on a baseball field. This is one of the extra challenges female umpires face.