Calgary South Little League (CSLL) has a strong tradition of training and supporting youth umpires. These paid umpires are at minor games and older divisions (Rookie Ball has parent volunteer umps).

Typically drawn from our players, but open to anyone, umpires may begin training from age 12 & up, and may begin working games once they have completed umpire clinics offered through the league. Players are eligible to umpire in any division below the one they play in.

Through the season the Umpire in Chief (UIC) is available to answer any questions, as well as look out for our umpires' best interests and assure they are always treated with respect.

For the Minor and Major divisions, both plate and base umpires use the umpire scheduling tool ArbiterSports to assign themselves games.

For the Rookie division, umpires are provided by the teams from parent volunteers. The League recommends using the same two or three parents for the season if possible. The home team provides the plate umpire, and the visiting team provides the base umpire.


Becoming An Umpire

Umpiring baseball is open to women, men, girls, and boys. This is an excellent opportunity for that Spring/Summer job, for anybody looking to earn some extra money while having a great time participating in baseball and working outdoors. Whether you are playing baseball or are there to watch, it is a terrific way to gain an advanced knowledge of the game.

Umpiring is open to persons 12 years of age and up. Experience with baseball or umpiring is not required. However, if you have played the sport or have a general knowledge of Baseball, that will be beneficial to you. Players are eligible to umpire in any division below the one they play in.

If you are interested in umpiring this season, please see the Umpire Clinic details below and to register.

Prior to the start of the season, all new umpires will be provided with an official umpire hat, shirt, ball bag, brush, and indicator.

Umpires are encouraged to download the FREE Rulebook App on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.


Umpire Scheduling & Fees

CSLL uses the umpire scheduling tool ArbiterSports to self-assign games to officiate. For all new umpires, once you have completed the clinics, we will send you provide you the link and details on how to register in Arbiter.

New umpires may consider base umpiring their first few games prior to plate umpiring.  This will help you get comfortable umpiring, allow you to see how it is done, and to ask questions in-between innings or after the game.

On a per game basis, Umpire fees are:

- Plate Umpire - $35
- Base Umpire - $30

- Plate Umpire - $40
- Base Umpire - $35

- Plate Umpire - $50
- Base Umpire - $50

Payments are made via an electronic funds transfer to the email address provided in your registration form.

Note: due to the volume of payments, they are usually processed around the 10th of each month, beginning in June (for April/May).


2024 CSLL Umpire Clinics

These clinics are open to all CSLL umpires BUT first- and second-year Umpires are required to complete these two Little League Canada Umpire Clinics.

Mark Alenius Online Rules Clinic

Thursday April 25th.

Clinic runs from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

     Note: a link will be provided to all registrants a few days prior to the clinic.


Plate & Base Umpire Clinic

Sunday April 28th, Calgary Soccer Centre.

Clinic runs from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Sign up begins at 8:30 am.

Please bring indoor shoes, a ball glove, and a great attitude.

The All Beef Catering and Smokehouse will be open or you have the option to bring a lunch, snack, and or a drink.




Should you have any questions, please contact Trevor Selanders, CSLL UIC, at