Updated Sunday January 10, 2016 by Tony Smith .

State Umpire in Chief 

 Sam Rudd

 863 712 1562 

2016 Umpire Certification Clinics schedule  

January 30, 2016 @ Hardee Ballpark 

February 13, 2016 @ Bushnell Community Center 

Clinics in the Panhandle are being scheduled now. If your league is interested in hosting please contact Sam.  


** Umpires eligable to renew without attending the clinic can now print the test and application. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS APRIL 1 OF THE CURRENT YEAR. Click on the handout at the bottom of the page for forms*

Registration will be at 8:30 with the clinic to start approximately at 9am and run to 3pm.  The cost will be $30 and this will include lunch, test, your patch and the clinic. There will be hats for sale as well but quantities are limited. 

Please bring with you your face mask and rule book if you have them.  For more information please contact Sam Rudd at 863-712-1562.  Any leagues wishing to help Sam offset his clinic cost through a donation would be greatly appreciated.  Please remember that this year we're requiring all umpires to be certified in order to umpire a district game.                                                                                                                                                                                                 The board has assisted Sam  in the development of an umpire certification program and only certified umpires will officiate in District and State Tournaments. Clinics will be conducted throughout the state with a certification fee of $30 this will include an official patch that will be worn during tournament play. 

** Umpires certified through a clinic in 2015 will have the option in 2016 to renew without taking a clinic.**

 It is mandatory for all umpires in any Florida Dixie Youth State or District Tournament to be certified.  Many leagues are also requiring umpires to be certified to umpire local league play and district tournaments.