to the home of the Florida District 9 Umpire's Association.
This site is primarily devoted to Little League umpires and umpiring, both for baseball and softball. If you are looking for the main web site for District 9 itself, you will find it at http://www.fld9.com/.
The umpires in this Little League District of Southwest Florida server the communities of Fort Myers, Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, Pine Island, Punta Gorda and Arcadia.
New District 9 Umpire Meeting and Clinic
The District is ready for the 2013 Little League Spring Season.
Are you interested in becoming a Little League Umpire? Please come to our meeting the third Saturday of each month at 1:00 PM. You will have a different view of the game we all enjoy. It does not matter if you are a dad, mom, brother, sister or even a coach you are always welcome on the field to umpire.
The District 9 Umpire Association meeting is held at the Fort Myers Little League meeting room. The field is located at 1750 Mathews Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907-1208. The field is near Colonial Blvd. and US-41/Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers.
We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting on May 18, 2013 at 1:00.
If you plan to umpire All Star games you need to attend one Tournament Umpire Clinic.
Future meetings will be held on the following dates:
Tournament Umpire Clinic - Saturday June 15, 2013
Tournament Umpire Clinic - Tuesday June 18, 2013
All Little Leagues will start All Star tournaments in June. You can start helping umpire any time during the year.
We look forward to seeing you on a local field.
2013 Rules Changes (*** New Resource for District 9 ***)
- These Rules and Regulations changes that went into effect for the 2013 season and were approved by the International Board of Directors at the Congress.
2013 Baseball and Softball Rule Changes (Little League Website)
Click here to find the latest bat information, including the 2013 Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers. You will even find a mobile app for bats on this site.
Maps to District 9 Little League fields
Find directions to every field in the District. Click on the field and find your directions.
- View the interactive map in the Resources Area. (District 9 Field Locations)
We are now on Twitter
Follow the Florida District 9 Umpires on Twitter. Click the Twitter T to sign up and follow the District 9 Umpires.
We will send out updates on current clinics, tournament schedules, local activities and important game information. If you are an UIC in the District have all your Umpires sign up and use Twitter to let Umpires know when you need help at the last minute. Sign up on Twitter and follow us @fld9
New Umpire Clinics for 2013
- The Southeastern Region is holding their umpire clinic. The clinic will be held in Warner Robins Georgia. Southeastern Region Umpire Website. (Registration Flyer)
If your League is sponsoring a clinic please contact Jeff Ward for assistance.
Mert Leeman – Florida Mert received the 2010 Little League Baseball and Softball Meritorious Service Award for the Southeastern Region for his 25 years in Little League, 12 years as a DA. Mert currently serves as the President of the State of Florida DA Association.
Mert, congratulations form all the Umpires in District 9 on this great accomplishment. Read more about Mert in this Fort Myers New-Press article.
On this site we provide:
- More information about us.
Find information about the District 9 Umpire's Association and current membership.
- News and events of interest to the local umpire community.
Find out about the current meetings, Post Season Appointments and other Umpire realted activities going on in the Southwest Florida.
- Resources for Little League umpires.
Find information about rules and reading material to help advance your command of the field.
Information also available for Uniform and Equipment Resources.
- A way to contact the District Umpire staff if you have a question or request.
Comments and suggestions are, of course, always welcome.
Some (hopefully) useful quick links:
- Little League Southeastern Region web site.
- The Official Little League web site.
- District 9 Ejection Report
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