Thurmont Little League (TLL) is committed to building and maintaining quality volunteer umpires. Our umpires consist of long-term, new, and junior volunteers. We share a love of
the sport, a commitment to our community, and a desire to support our players and coaches.
Umpire training and clinics are conducted within our league, in Maryland District 2 (MD-2), and at
annual clinics conducted by the Maryland State Umpires Association (MSUA). Membership
in MSUA is available.
We are always seeking new volunteer adult and junior umpires (age 13+).
Complete the forms listed below and contact our Umpire-in-Chief to get involved.
We are excited about a new season of TLL Baseball and Softball, and we are grateful to all of our volunteers.
Our league strives to be the best Little League in the state of Maryland, providing our children
the finest possible experience through participation in our Little League programs.
With your support we will help develop our player's talents while fostering the Little
League values of CHARACTER, COURAGE, & LOYALTY.
**Umpire Incentive Program**
Please download, complete, and save the appropriate electronic pdf forms linked below.
Email your completed forms to the TLL Umpire-in-Chief ([email protected]).
- All Little League volunteers will receive further instructions to complete official Little League volunteer forms and background check.
MD-2 Umpire Clinics -
Check back soon for upcoming events.
TLL Umpire Clinic - Fall 2023
Sunday, September 24th, 11am till 4pm-ish
Attendance is recommended adult and youth umpires!
* Unless other arrangements have been communicated by the UIC
Attendance is strongly encouraged for TLL Major & Minor League coaches.
MD-2 & MSUA umpires are also welcome.
Must confirm attendance with the UIC so adequate space and lunch can be planned!
**Click this link for TLL clinic slides**
MSUA Annual Umpire Clinic – February 2024, location TBD
Annual membership and attendance is covered for MD-2 umpires by the District.
Check with your UIC!
We've put together information and videos on Little League Baseball rules, Umpire Mechanics, and other helpful info for umpires, coaches, players, and fans.
Check out the Umpire Resources page.
Little League Umpire Virtual Clinics
Clinics are available to members of the LL Umpire Registry
*** Registration is free. ***
LL Umpire Registry
LL Events Calendar
Links to recorded sessions are provided as they get posted to the
Little League Umpire Registry and Little League University.
Nov 5, 2020 6:00 PM ET Session I: Pregame Responsibilities LINK
Nov 12, 2020 6:00 PM ET Session II: Working the Plate LINK
Nov 19, 2020 6:00 PM ET Session III: Two-Umpire Field Mechanics LINK
Dec 3, 2020 8:00 PM ET Techniques & Tips for Game Management LINK
Dec 8, 2020 8:00 PM ET Wedge Theory Part I: Tag Plays at the Plate LINK
Dec 15, 2020 8:00 PM ET Wedge Theory Part II: Tag Plays at the Bases LINK
Jan 10, 2021 7:00 PM ET Live Plate Mechanics Demo. LINK
Jan 19, 2021 8:00 PM ET Softball Pre & Post Game Responsibilities LINK
Jan 24, 2021 8:00 PM ET Softball Basics of Working Plate LINK
Jan 31, 2021 8:00 PM ET Softball Basics of Umpiring Bases LINK
Feb 21, 2021 7:30 PM ET Rule 2 - Definition of Terms LINK
Feb 28, 2021 7:30 PM ET Rule 9 - The Umpire LINK
Mar 7, 2021 7:30 PM ET Rule 1 & Rule 5 LINK
Mar 14, 2021 7:30 PM ET Rule 6 - The Batter LINK
Mar 21, 2021 7:30 PM ET Rule 7 - The Runner LINK
Mar 28, 2021 7:30 PM ET Rule 8 - The Pitcher LINK
Apr 11, 2021 7:30 PM ET Primary Softball Rule Differences LINK
Apr 18, 2021 7:30 PM ET Regulations for the Umpire LINK
Apr 25, 2021 7:30 PM ET Rule 3 & Rule 4 LINK