Umpires are strongly urged to be familiar with rules, game management, etc.
MLL Umpiring 101 PowerPoint Deck: A good place to start! Contains rules (including the 10 most commonly misunderstood ones), scenarios, registration/scheduling procedures, and links to additional resources.
MLL Umpire Training Curriculum: Our guide to areas to study including roles & responsibilities, signals/calls, uniform/equipment, and game management.
MLL Umpire Pre-Game Reminders Sheet: Just a quick check list of items to remember.
Little League International Umpire Clinic: Prepared by Little League International. Valuable guide to field mechanics and details on recognizing and enforcing rules on obstruction vs. interference, catcher interference, illegal pitches, infield flies, and other situations an umpire will most likely encounter.
Little League Umpire Rules Instruction Manual: This is reviewed during the District 2 spring umpire clinic typically.
Umpire Positioning Diagram: Helps to know best positions on the field to make proper calls.
Little League Umpire Registry: It's recommended that all umpires register in LL's website for access to the latest guidance.
Monarch Little League abides to the Official Little League Rulebooks except for a few modifications as outlined below. The books for Baseball and Softball will be supplied during training.
- If umpiring a District 2 Baseball Interlock game (one team belongs to MLL, and the other team belongs to a different league), then the following rules apply:
- If umpiring a Monarch Little League Baseball sanctioned game (both teams belong to MLL), then the local rules apply:
If umpiring an IPGSA or District 2 Softball Interlock game (one team belongs to MLL, and the other team belongs to a different league), then the following rules apply:
- Minors AAA & Majors Division Rules
RULES CHEAT SHEETS
Here are some other sites we consult to make ourselves better umpires:
Little League Umpiring 101: Visual Training for Beginning Umpires
Little League Rule Myths
Being an Umpire during COVID
For questions about umpiring for MLL, contact the Umpire Coordinator at