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Youth Umpiring Program

San Francisco Little League is a youth baseball program for residents of San Francisco age 6-16. Youth umpires are used in the majority of our kid-pitch divisions. Games are played at fields across the City on weeknights (usually 5:30) and all day on weekends. SFLL has a strict policy prohibiting disrespect and abuse of umpires.

Candidates for the youth umpire program must be willing to meet the following requirements:

  1. Youths age 12-17 are eligible to be paid for umpiring after attending our mandatory training sessions.
  2. Returning or otherwise demonstrably experienced umpires between the ages of 18 and 22 who are still students may also be eligible for our paid program at the league's discretion.
  3. Youth umpires can only umpire games involving players younger than themselves.

You must be at least 12 as of August 30, 2023 to be eligible to be an umpire.

Youth umpires are paid at least $50 per game.  Umpires who develop through the SFLL program and gain additional experience can earn up to $70 per game, plus additional "bonus" amounts for umpiring evening mid-week games at Treasure Island.  The program is an excellent way to develop leadership, responsibility, and confidence. Umpires who show commitment and dedication may be eligible for letters of recommendation.


SFLL will be sponsoring  three outdoor umpire training sessions at Fort Scott Field for new umpires and any returning umpires who would like to brush up on their skills.  Any new umpire who wants to be assigned games for the Spring Season must attend one of these three clinics.

These outdoor sessions will be held at Fort Scott Field in the Presidio (Ralston Avenue, near Lincoln Boulevard) on the following dates:

Saturday February 11 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Saturday February 18 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Sunday February 26 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

To help us with headcount planning, please email us at [email protected] if you will be attending one of these clinics and tell us your prior experience with umpiring.  


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