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Berwyn Paoli Little League

Umpire Resources

Dare to be Blue

Umpires are the oft under appreciated anchors of our game. At BPALL, we recognize that our umpires may have the toughest job on a ball-field—adjudicating pitches, hits, catches and base-running. We also believe our umpires serve as positive role-models for our children, demonstrating fair-mindedness, commitment, decisiveness, and calm under pressure.

BPALL fields both adult and youth umpires. And we are always seeking new recruits for our Umpire Bullpen. As far youth umpires, putting on the blue is a great way for young people to further their self confidence, leadership identity, and courage.


Is your child in 7th through 12th grade and interested in being an umpire for Berwyn Paoli Area Little League baseball games? Student Umpires receive $30 per game and umpire Minors (ages 9-10) games, which are held on weekday evenings and Saturdays. If you are interested, please email the following information to [email protected].

  • Full name
  • Date of Birth and age
  • Grade in school
  • Years of experience as youth umpire
  • Whether playing in BPALL, middle school or high school
  • Cell phone number
  • Email address
  • Parent name (primary contact)
  • Parent Cell phone
  • Parent email address

Umpires who officiated games last year also need to register.

Any questions, please contact Ramesh Raghupathi at [email protected]


All umpires are required to have and maintain their own equipment. Plate-gear includes face mask, chest protector, leg pads, umpire indicator (clicker), ball bag and plate brush.  Field Gear includes only umpire indicator (clicker).  Please note that BPALL will provide one umpire indicator (clicker) per umpire if needed. 


While umpire uniforms are not required, the goal is to look official, different from the teams on the field, and non-attention grabbing. Preferred attire is as follows:

  • Navy blue or light blue polo shirt with as little advertising as possible
  • Gray, black or dark pants (long pants are preferred over shorts)
  • Dark hat with no logo
  • Jackets or cold weather gear should be dark colored, when possible
  • Water bottles encouraged
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