Upcoming Training Opprotunities!

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Before the season gets underway, we wanted to send you a note about available trainings that are happening within the next 2 months. We want to make sure that you attend at least one of the mechanics clinics before we get you on the field calling balls and strikes. As well, you are required to attend the rules clinic that is hosted by District 44. Below is a description of each clinic available locally:

  •  2018 NorCal Section 5 Umpire Mechanics Clinic
    This clinic is a Western Region Outreach Clinic. That means there will be instructors that teach down at the weeklong school in San Bernardino along with other Western Region Instructors from around the region. This is the best clinic locally as it is held at Rolling Hills Middle School in Los Gatos (1585 More Avenue). This is a 2 day clinic over the weekend of February 17th and 18th. Instruction will take place between 8:00am-5:30pm on Saturday and 8:30am - 3:00pm on Sunday. If you want to attend this training, please register here, when registering, you can place Cody's name in the more info/notes section when registering if you are under 16. The only ask is you take the training seriously as this is a FREE clinic and everyone working it are volunteering their time. No goofing around please.

  • District 44 Rules Clinic - Friday, March 2, 6:30 pm - Location TBA
    Mark Teagle (44's UIC) will give a presentation on the rulebook and dive into some of the more trickier rules with Little League. This clinic is mandatory for those umpires under 3 years and HIGHLY recommended for those coming back to Sunnyvale Little League. Why? Because every year Little League updates the rule book, and it is important for umpires to stay up to date

  • District 44 Mechanics Clinic - Saturday, March 3, 8:30 am - Wilson Park
    Hosted by Cupertino Little League, Mark Teagle (44's UIC) and the rest of the District Red Shirt Umpire staff will be offering training for those umpires that are looking to know where to go with runners on base. Corner of Rodrigues Ave. and Parkside Ln., Cupertino Field mechanics for base and plate umpires.

  • District 44 Mechanics Clinic - Sunday, March 4, 1:00 pm - Machado Park
    Hosted by Santa Clara Briarwood Little League, Mark Teagle (44's UIC) and the rest of the District Red Shirt Umpire staff will be offering training for those umpires that are looking to know where to go with runners on base. Cabrillo Ave east of Nobili Ave, Santa Clara Field. mechanics for base and plate umpires.

If you are not able to attend either of the mechanics clinics listed here OR the rules clinic, please contact Kevin Fitzpatrick to see what can be done.

 

- Sunnyvale Umpire Leadership

Remeber to RSVP to Umpire Meet-And-Greet

Hello Sunnyvale Little League Umpires!

Please do not forget to RSVP to the Umpire Meet-And-Greet! Time and location, as well as the RSVP link, are in your inbox! You RSVPing will allow us to get a headcount of how many people are coming to the meeting as well it will allow everyone to meet everyone in our ranks.

If you are planning to attend, please bring a pen and pad of paper to take notes for yourself.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

- Sunnyvale Umpire Leadership

Welcome to Sunnyvale Little League's Umpire Crew!

On behalf of Sunnyvale Little League, we would like to welcome you into the Sunnyvale Umpire Ranks! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to come out onto the ball field and help get these games played for the kids! Before we get too involved, the league would like to introduce you to your Umpire Leadership team. They will be your go-to resources for all things umpire!

Kevin Fitzpatrick

Kevin Fitzpatrick Umpire-in-Chief:

Kevin has been a volunteer in Little League for over 20 years! He has served in almost every role; Coach, Manager, Secretary, Vice-President, President and currently serves as our Umpire-in-Chief, a role he has been in since 2011. He was inducted into District 44's Red Shirt Umpire Staff in 2011.

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Cody Thompson Assistant UIC:

Cody is entering his 14th season as a Little League Umpire. Along with Kevin in 2011, he was inducted into the District 44 Red Shirt Umpire Staff. In 2016, Cody was selected to be 1 of 14 umpires to go umpire at the Western Regional Tournament in San Bernardino. He was chosen to be the plate umpire for the ESPN televised West Championship game between SoCal and Nevada.

May Sui

Umpire Operations Manger:

May has been a volunteer with Little League for over 10 years, starting as a T-Ball team's yearbook photographer, then moving on to Team Admin, Player Agent and Registration Director, Trophy Coordinator, and Umpire Director. She has worked with youth umpires since 2014. Since then, she's been recruiting umpires, ordering shirts and equipment, scheduling umpire crews, and coordinating payroll.


We look forward to meeting you and getting you the tools you need for the upcoming season. Before the season gets under way we wanted to let you know of an Umpire Welcome Meet-and-Greet we will be hosting in order to get to know you, get you know us and the rest of the umpiring staff. Check your email for location, date/time and how to RSVP!

For new umpires to the league, you will be provided a blue umpire shirt, ball bag, indicator, plate brush, and Sunnyvale Umpire hat. These are your items, please take care of them and keep track of them. A well prepared umpire is not only about knowledge of rules, but how ready they are before, during and after the game in terms of equipment.

- Sunnyvale Little League