Umpire Info

Welcome Umpires!

Past/Present/Future Umpires of ULLL:

My name is Chris Kerley and I want to thank you for your interest in volunteering to help the players in our community!

This page is dedicated to you, the umpires of Upper Loudoun Little League.  Here, you will find information regarding umpire clinics, reference documentation and other umpire related news.  Please check back often for the latest content and information.

Upper Loudoun Little League uses Arbiter Sports to schedule and communicate with our umpires.  Arbiter Sports can be found at:

If you have questions, please let me know!

Chris Kerley, Umpire in Chief
Upper Loudoun Little League

703-999-6675 (cell)


Umpire Events and Resources

ULLL Umpire Clinics

ULLL will be holding umpire clinics for all new umpires that are interested in joining our ranks.

All new umpires are required to attend one of the classroom clinics and one pre-season scrimmage. Please review the materials listed below prior to attending the umpire classroom clinic.


Fall 2022 Umpire Training Session:
1. ULLL Umpire Q&A Virtual Meetings: We will hold a couple of virtual meetings where you can come and ask questions.  We will go over where to find umpire information, rules and the use of ArbiterSports (assigning software).
Wednesday August 17, 2022 at 7 pm 
Thursday August 25, 2022 at 7 pm
2. ULLL Umpire Field Training: ULLL will be holding two training sessions at Haske field where we will go over equipment, field decorum, base mechanics and plate mechanics. Please bring your umpire gear, dress in shorts and athletic shoes.
Saturday August 20, 2022 at 11 am to 5 pm at Haske Field.
Lunch will be provided
Sunday August 28, 2022 at 12 am to 6 pm at Haske Field. 
Lunch will be provided
3. District 16 Training for League Umpires:  Training will be on Saturday, September 10, 2022.  Registration will begin at 8:45am.  Training will begin at 9:00 am. and will go all day until 3pm or so.  This year the training will be held in Dulles Little League at Crittenden Field 1 (Intersection of Ashburn Farm Pkwy and Windmill Park in Ashburn).  Lunch will be provided.
Umpires do not need to be in uniform, but should wear athletic clothing and shoes.  Please RSVP to me no later than September 1 to Chris Kerley, ULLL UIC at so we know how many lunches will be required.


Please send an RSVP to Chris Kerley (see contact info above) for all events that you will be attending or if you have any questions.



Upper Loudoun Little League Umpire Training Manuals and Guides



Upper Loudoun Little League is looking for Umpires

It is a warm spring evening, the grass has just been cut, and the clean smell of freshly raked earth permeates the air. The senses are on overtime.

There is a routine rhythm to putting on the equipment. The shin guards, the chest protector, check the mask, the shoes are polished. In the near distance you can hear the kids talking, the parents are filing in. The lights are warming up as the sun slowly falls to the western sky. It is almost time. Last minute talks with your partner and the walk to the field. The stomach churns, the mind races through the scenarios that may occur. The gate squeaks as you and your partner walk on the field. It is now yours.

The fans and players look to see you stride toward the dugout. Coaches watch as you inspect the equipment, players say “hey blue”. It is baseball, America’s pastime, and you are in charge. You hear the coaches yell last minute instructions to the players, the pop of ball hitting gloves as the defense warms up. “Coaches to the plate”. The plate conference, ground rules, lineup. Your partner heads to first; you pull the brush, clean the plate. Everything looks in place. The first batter walks nervously to the plate. You tap the catcher on the helmet-“you ready”, ”yes sir”,” batter you ready”, “yes sir”. You check with your partner, he gives you the sign. You look at the pitcher and tell him “Play ball”.

The game begins and you are the plate umpire. The game needs you and so do we. ULLL wants and needs umpires. Young men or women 13 or older are wanted to umpire Little League in western Loudoun. It is a great way to be a part of the game, have a good time and make a few dollars as well.

Upper Loudoun Little League is very proud of our officials, the young and not so young, that makes this game work so well. Training is provided in our preseason clinics, on and off the field. Some of the best adults in the area help you learn, most of who have been to state or regional playoffs, and some who have even gone to the Little League World Series. Join our ranks and be the next to start and possibly become a pro umpire-or just have a good time on a spring day.

If interested, please Email the Umpire-in-Chief, Chris Kerley