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MLBA Youth Umpire Program

The Mt Lebanon Baseball Association trains youth umpires, ages 12-18, to officiate games for our Pinto, Minor, and Major divisions.  

MLBA Youth Umpires are:
  • Trained by MLBA volunteers with significant umpire experience.
  • Provided all the necessary protective equipment and receive an MLBA umpire shirt to wear during games.
  • Paid between $15 and $30 per game, depending on division and # of umpires.
Responsibilities of MLBA Youth Umpires:
  • Show up on time, take charge of a game, and create an environment for kids to have fun playing baseball.
  • Learn, interpret, and enforce the rules of the game.
  • Make quick, accurate decisions.
  • Balance umpire commitments with school, playing baseball or other sports, and/or other activities.
  • Keep track of assigned games and communicate any concerns, questions, or problems to  in a timely manner. 
MLBA Youth Umpire Program Requirements
Candidates for the MLBA Youth Umpire Program must be able to meet the following requirements: 

Age: Umpires must be at least 12 years old as of  January 1st of the current year.
Pre-Season Training: Umpires must attend pre-season training. See website for dates and times (typically held in early/mid April)
Mid-Season Training: Umpires must attend the mid-season training. The dates for these sessions will be determined during the season.
Available to Umpire: Umpires must be ready and willing to umpire at least once per week during the season.
Game Reports: Umpires must file game reports within 2 days of an assignment.

To register, please click the registration button or select available programs from the menu.

* There is a $15 registration fee for all youth umpires to cover the costs associated with coordinating the program.

Pre-Season Training

MLBA Youth Umpires are required to attend ONE of the Pre-season Training Sessions AND the Umpire Mechanics Clinic.

Umpire Training Sessions 
Jefferson Middle School Auditorium/Gymnasium 
Monday, April 1st, 2019  OR  Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 
Please wear shoes appropriate for the gym. 

Umpire Mechanics Clinic 
Middle Field 
Saturday April 6th, 2019 
5:00-6:30pm (Attend if Last Name starts with A-L) 
6:30-8:00pm (Attend if Last Name starts with M-Z)

Please wear appropriate clothing for outdoor activity and the turf field.

* Please make every effort to attend your designated date and/or time based on last name. If you are unable to make your designated date/time, feel free to attend the other session.

Umpire Mechanics Clinic (Make-up)
Middle Field
Thursday April 11th, 2019

(Attend if you missed Mechanics Clinic or need additional instruction)
Please wear appropriate clothing for outdoor activity and the turf field.

Mid-Season Training


If you have questions concerning this program, please contact the Umpire Coordinator, Ian Smith at [email protected].


Mt. Lebanon Baseball Association

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  
Phone : 412-392-7374
Email : [email protected]
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