Fall Ball Umpiring
Welcome to Vienna Little League 2019 Fall Ball
My name is Charlie Truxton and I am the Umpire in Chief (UIC) for Vienna Little League (VLL). VLL is recruiting umpires, aged 12 to adult, for the fall season which begins Labor Day weekend.
VETERAN umpires need to attend ONE point of emphasis training class. You can either a shorter refresher training class, held on Saturday, August 17 at 9:30AM at Nance field at Yeonas or the longer version on Sunday, August 25 at 6:30PM at Nance (Yeonas). You will receive an invitation to sign up genius for these events. Please sign up and check in with me at the field.
NEW UMPIRES: Anyone who is new to VLL or has umpired fewer than three games in the spring season is considered a new umpire. NEW umpires must complete two sessions, one classroom introduction and one field session. The class will be held on August 19 at 7pm, location tbd. The field training will be held on Sunday, August 25 at 6:30pm at Nance field ( Yeonas). Check vll.org for field locations.
Umpires ages 12 and up are eligible to umpire minors games, AA and AAA. New umpires start with the field position and with experience, take over the plate. Adults are immediately eligible to work Majors games. High school students with four seasons of experience may be considered to work the field in Majors games. With approval of two senior umpires, high school students may work Majors plates.
Umpires, new to VLL, please email me at
, the following information:
Name, age, email address, phone number, adult shirt size S, M, L or XL. Also, let me know if you have an official Little League Rule Book, from 2017, 2018 or 2019. If you have umpired elsewhere, please let me know how many seasons and the highest level umpired.
VLL provides shirts to new youth umpires. Adult umpires and those high school students must purchase official Little League uniforms and hats, and come fully equipped to Major games. Loaner equipment is provided at central locations at Yeonas and Cervanek fields for youth umpires.
Scheduling is done via the VLL website, vll.org, on a first come, first choice basis. How to log in and choose games, will be covered in the first classroom session.
Games will begin August 31. Majors games will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays with cancelled games being played on the weekend. One of the days (Tuesday or Thursday) will be Majors doubleheaders, at 6pm and 8pm. I am asking the board for higher compensation for those adults who can commit to a doubleheader for the entire season and for those mentoring our youth. More info will follow.