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Dear Foster City Baseball or Softball Graduate:
 
We would like to invite you to apply to become a Youth Umpire for the Spring 2017 season. Umpiring is a great way to earn money. Our goal is to supply well-trained, mature, and committed umpires for both baseball and softball games.  If you are playing organized baseball or softball please carefully consider whether you will realistically have the time to both umpire and play, in addition to your schoolwork. The spring season starts in late February and goes through play-offs in early June.
 
In order to become a youth umpire, you must:

  • Be between 13 – 18 years old and at least one year beyond Little League Age 12
  • Have baseball or softball experience
  • Attend two Umpire Training Clinics:
    • Field Clinic: Sunday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Edgewater Park.
    • Classroom Clinic: TBD in February 
  • Shadow an adult umpire in two Preseason games before getting your first paid umpire assignment

Youth umpires will start as field umpires for AAA baseball and softball games and work their way up to plate umpire based on ability and coach and chief umpire feedback. Youth umpires will be paid:
                        $20 per game as a field umpire
                        $30 per game as a plate umpire


Umpires will be paid once at the end of the season. You can choose to receive two hours of community service per game instead of being paid. Game assignments will be administered through the league umpire site.
 
If you would like to be considered for a youth umpire position, please fill out the online application by Friday, January 27, 2017.   Based upon response, we will invite as many youths as possible to become FCLL umpires. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee everyone a spot. Those who are available to umpire both weeknights and weekends will have preference over part-time applicants. 
 
We will contact those chosen by our selection committee on or before January 31st - - to confirm your decision to attend the clinics and to become an FCLL youth umpire.  Our selection criteria will be baseball or softball knowledge & interest, temperament, and level of maturity.
 
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Youth Umpire in Foster City.
 
Sincerely,
David Carducci                                                                                        Joe Kaiser       
President, Foster City Little League                                                        Umpire & Scorekeeper Coordinator
415-596-9350                                                                                          650-787-7586