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Parks and Recreation Department offers youth umpire training program

The Umpire Training Program provides a fun way for young adults to learn leadership, responsibility and accountability.  Whether a high school athlete or not, becoming a junior umpire in a local Little League program offers teens a way to grow their self-esteem and gain experience in a fun, educational setting. 

Participants learn to umpire in a hands-on, classroom environment and on the field throughout the spring with instructor Bill McCallum of the New England Baseball Umpire Club (NEBUC).  

Upon completion of the training, participants are guaranteed summer employment through the Department of Youth Engagement and Employment working as umpires in the Mayor’s Cup Baseball Tournament and Boston Citywide Baseball League.

The classes will be held at the Boston Parks and Recreation Department headquarters on the third floor at 1010 Massachusetts Avenue in Roxbury on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for eight weeks beginning May 5. Games will be at Moakley Park in South Boston.

This opportunity is open to Boston teens eligible for employment through the Department of Youth Engagement and Employment’s SuccessLink program.  Candidates must turn 15 on or before July 6, 2020, and cannot turn 19 on or before August 14, 2020.  Applicants must be full-time residents of the City of Boston. 

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 24. To apply, applicants must first sign up through Successlink and select the umpire program. The second step is to fill out an application available by emailing program manager Charlie Conners at [email protected].

For a more in-depth explanation of this program and program expectations, please call 617-961-3093.

Contact Department: Parks and Recreation

Publish Date: Wed, 02/26/2020 – 8:30am