This section of the web site is largely devoted to resources to help umpires improve their game.
Maps to all the fields (*** New Resource for District 9 ***)
- Find your way to the field (District 9 Field Locations)
Find directions to every field in the District. Click on the field and find your directions.
View fld9.org locations in a larger map
New rules for Composite Bats are in place for the 2013 season. You will find links below to help answer your questions about the Little League Composite Bat Moratorium.
- 2013 Current Bat Informaiton from Little League.
- A listing of licensed baseball bats approved for use in the Little League (Majors) Division and below can be found here.
- 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.
- Kevin Hunter's Little League Rules Index (New location)
- 20 Questions About The Pitch Count (PDF Format)
Information about the new pitch count rules, extracted from Little League's Protecting Young Arms publication.
- Quizzes to test your knowledge of the rules
- A List of Infamous Little League Rules Myths
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)
Advice to managers, coaches and players on how to discuss calls.
- How to Get Along With an Umpire (PDF Format)
A "tongue-in-cheek" guide to on-field relationships.
- Demystifying Batting Out Of Turn (PDF Format)
A (hopefully) plain-language explanation of the theory behind the Batting Out Of Turn rules.
- The Tension Convention (PDF Format) by Ace Holleran of CT District 2
A discussion on how to deal with managers and coaches who want to "discuss" one of your calls.
Umpire Shirts, Equipment and more (*** New Resource for District 9 ***)
- Need new equipment?
Find a collection of helpful links to Web Sites where local umpires have found good equipment. You will find good deals and verified suppliers of clothing and equipment.
Umpires in the area have used these sites to help them both look good and proctect themselves on the field.
Little League Umpire Web Site (*** New Resource for District 9 ***)
- Looking for great umpire information?
This is where you can find a lot of great resources for Little League Umpires.
Another great way to keep up with tips from Little League is to join the Umpire Registry. Please click on the following link to sign up for this great source of information. Little League Umpire Registery