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Welcome to Queen Anne Little League
Providing springtime and summer softball and baseball fun to the families of Queen Anne Hill. Please select from the menu options and contact our league officials if you need additional help. 

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QALL Associate Umpire Program
01/30/2015
You’re invited to join the QALL Associate Umpire Program Sign...
Evaluations Schedule - Feb 7 and 8
01/29/2015
Below are the times and specifics on the evaluations to be held next...
Registration for the 2015 Season Is Open!!!!!
11/26/2014
  We are now accepting registrations for T-Ball, Baseball...
 
QALL Associate Umpire Program

You’re invited to join the QALL Associate Umpire Program

Sign up at QA Sign up at http://qallumps.com/SignUp.html

What is the Associate Umpire Program?  Members of the QALL community over the age of 13 are invited to volunteer as umpires at Queen Anne Little League.  Two person crews (typically consisting of a parent and a teenager) are encouraged to join.

There’s so much to learn from little league; sportsmanship, competition, service.  There’s plenty to learn from umpiring as well; responsibility, leadership, tenacity.  I believe umpiring offers fantastic perspective for volunteers young and old.

What’s in it for our volunteers?  First and foremost, umpiring at little league is about community service.  We are an all-volunteer crew and we intend to keep it as such.  Volunteers can:

  • receive community service hours while having a great time giving back to you community
  • receive great training for a fantastic summer job (we will work to place qualified umpires with paying umpire associations for summer employment)
  • learn great life skills
  • beef up that college application

For those seeking hours, there are other administrative roles available including roles available at QALL where teens can receive 1:1 training (Web Administration, Excel, and Scheduling).  These are great skills than can translate to high paying summer jobs and valuable resume experience.

Ok, what do I do if I’m interested?  Step 1 is to fill out the form at: http://qallumps.com/SignUp.html

We will add you to our e-mail list where you’ll find out about upcoming events and training opportunities.  If you’re willing to make a commitment for at least 3 games through the year, we’ll provide you with a uniform and equipment (equipment should be returned at the end of the year)
 

13 yr olds umpiring little league games?  Absolutely.  Our policy is to keep at least one division between the umpires and the athletes, so a 13 year old would only be eligible to umpire minors and below. 

Our umpires are very professional, am I qualified?   The league will provide uniforms, equipment, rule books and training.  Every crew has a mentor and starts in the lower divisions. Our coaches will be informed of the nature of our associate umpire program and will be asked to treat our younger umpires with the same respect that they would treat any of our seasoned veterans. Without expanding our pool of volunteers, we’ll need to pull a parent out of the stands to call balls and strikes…your contribution makes a huge difference to our athlete’s experience.

How does training work?  There are three opportunities for training on Queen Anne and additional trainings provided by little league international: 

  • All volunteers receive a rule book. Every umpire is expected to read and understand the rules
  • Two, on field 1.5 hour training sessions will be hosted provided by QALL prior to the season
  • One 1.5 hour rules clinic will be hosted by QALL prior to the season
  • Little League international provides rules and skills clinics.  All umpires are encouraged to participate, but these are not a requirement.
  • During your team’s first few games your team will be partnered with one of our veteran umpires.  They’ll help you with your positioning and mechanics.  They’ll stick with you until you’re comfortable enough to head out on your own.

What if I forget a rule during a game?  Nobody is perfect and it’s ok if you need to pause during a game to get a call right.  Sometimes the hardest rules to remember are ones that are applied in the lower divisions (such as batting out of turn).  In the event that there’s a conflict it’s ok to pull out a smartphone or let the coaches negotiate the path forward.

How big of a time commitment is this?  You set your own schedule.  Even doing 3-5 games per season can be a HUGE help to the league.

Is there an issue if only teenagers are on the field?  Rule 9.03(d) says an adult must be “in charge” of the game, however if no adult umpire is available you can have non-adult umpires used during a game.  That means that an adult must be at the game, but not on the field. 

Schedule

QALL Field Skills 1:  March 7 (10AM)
QALL Field Skills 2: March 8 (10 AM)
QALL Rules Clinic:  March 21 (10 AM)

Little League Training
3 Day Comprehensive Training (TBD – QALL will sponsor tuition)
District Rules Clinics (TBD)

Thank you for considering becoming a Little League umpire!  If you have any questions please give me a call or an e-mail. 

Greg Kriegler
QALL UIC • (206) 786-7154c • g.kriegler@gmail.com


by posted 01/30/2015
Evaluations Schedule - Feb 7 and 8

Below are the times and specifics on the evaluations to be held next Saturday 2/7 at Coe Elementary, 2424 7th Ave W. Please arrive a bit early to ensure we stay on track.

Baseball Evaluation Schedule - Saturday 2/7/2015

Players are being grouped in order to prevent parents and kids from standing around too long. Your group is based on the first two letters of your last name.  We have made a change this year and players aged 6 and 7 playing in Rookie league do not need to attend evaluations.  Players aged 7 who would like to be considered for Central MUST attend evaluations to be considered for Central (attend during the age 8 slot outlined below).

League Age*/Coe

1st group

2nd group

3rd group

4th group

5th group

6th group

7th group

8** - gym

9:00
A-D

9:15
E-K

9:30
L-O

9:45
P-R

10:00 S-Z

 

 

9 - gym

10:15 A-F

10:30 G-H

10:45 I-K

11:00 L-N

11:15 O-Ri

11:30 Ro-T

11:45 U-Z

10 - gym

12:00 A-B

12:20 C-G

12:40 H-L

1:00 H-R

1:20 S-Z

 

 

11/12 - gym

1:40 A-C

2:00 D-H

2:20 I-L

2:40 M-P

 3:00 Q-Z

 

 

*This is your child's Little League age.  All players born before January 1, 2006 will continue to use April 30 as the age determination date.  Players born after January 1, 2006 will use December 31 as your league age determination date. For example, if your child is currently 9 and has a birthday in March, the child's league age is 10.



League Age Calculator: http://www.littleleague.org/leagueofficers/determine_league_age/league_age_calculator.htm



** And players aged 7 who want to be considered for Central.

 

T-Ball and Rookie (6-7): No evaluation necessary.

 

Announcements

Bring a well broken-in glove and wear gym shoes.

Players 10 or older should expect that their evaluation will take 15 minutes. 9s and younger will take around 7 minutes once their name is called.

The evaluation consists of the following stations: 1) throw-catch (warming up), 2) pop-ups and fielding, 3) throwing (pitching) to catcher, 4) hitting off tee, and 5) timed running.



We strongly recommend attending the Saturday 2/7 Evaluations. 

If you absolutely cannot make it on Saturday, 2/7, we will hold a makeup session on Sunday night, from 6-6:30 at the City Baseball Indoor Facility, 1111 Elliott Avenue W in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle.

Majors Second Evaluation: Players (league age 10-12) who wish to play in Majors will have an additional evaluation at the City Baseball Facility on Sunday, Feb 8 from 6:00-9PM. This is required of all players who want to be considered for the Majors draft even if they played Majors last year.  As in the past, selection to teams is based on drafts to be conducted by the coaches.

The draft will occur for Majors on 2/23, Coast on 2/24, Central 2/25 and Rookie on 2/26


by posted 01/29/2015
Registration for the 2015 Season Is Open!!!!!

 

We are now accepting registrations for T-Ball, Baseball and Softball for the 2015 season.  Regular registration period ends on January 18, 2015 after which period a late fee applies.  QALL greatly appreciates your early registration as it helps with our upcoming season planning!

For more information on our Divisions of Play, please reference the link to the left of the page.  Additional registration information and boundary information can also be found under this tab.

 


by posted 11/26/2014
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