If you love baseball, kids and volunteering, then serving as an umpire for Mill Creek Little League may be just the thing for you. Beginning in mid March, umpires will be needed for hundreds of baseball and softball games (major through senior level) held at various fields around Mill Creek.
“Umpire-in-chief” Al Gingras says no experience is necessary and the only requirement is that volunteers be 16 years or older. “We want boys, girls, men, women, baseball players, baseball fans – you name it,” Gingras said. The more diverse, the better.”
Little League provides all the training, beginning with a comprehensive “Rules and Umpire Mechanics Clinic” held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 28 and 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Alderwood Manor Youth Club. Participants will include umpires-in-training from all of District 1 Little League (South Everett).
“We’re expecting 150 people,” Gingras said. “It’s an incredible event with instructors who have been umpiring for 20 plus years leading the sessions.”
Participants will be outside for several hands-on mechanics sessions. They will also attend rules classes and be outfitted for equipment and uniforms. “After this clinic, a student will be more comfortable because they will have a better understanding of the game and what they are supposed to do on the field,” Gingras said.
Anyone interested in attending the clinic and serving as a Mill Creek Little League umpire should contact Al Gingras at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-357-8012. Mill Creek Little League will register volunteers and pay the clinic fee. For more information on Mill Creek Little League, please visit www.millcreeklittleleague.com or call 425-338-5410.