District 2 Umpires Information

Role of the Umpire

The prerequisites for a good umpire - and the ingredients of a good reputation - are varied. An umpire must be decisive, objective, consistent, and courageous. An umpire must hustleand anticipate what will happen during a play. An umpire must be a disciplinarian, but must also be understanding about players' and coaches' frustrations. An umpire must also, from time to time, listen to players and coaches and, occasionally, teach them a thing or two.

Joe Brinkman, The Umpire's Handbook, 1987


By Jim Dean, District Administrator of Ontario District #2

The District Umpire Consultant (DUC) is a position created by Little League International to assist a District Administrator (DA). The DUC is appointed by the DA.

While Little League International has provided the definition of a DUC, this DA has further refined that into the following list of things the the DUC must do:

  1. The DUC must be the first resource that this DA can call on for a discussion about, or interpretation on, the Official Rules. This DA does not need someone who always agrees with him on rules. What is needed is someone who can provide insight into the rules, such as a historical perspective about why things are they way they are.
  2. The DUC must be able to design and implement Umpire Training Courses at the Introductory and Advanced levels, which the DUC will then be responsible for presenting in the Spring.
  3. The DUC must be able to design and implement the Pre-Districts Coaches meeting, the main topic of which is the difference between Regular Season Rules and Tournament Rules.
  4. The DUC must be able to schedule umpires for all District, Provincial and Canadian Tournament Games held in this District. While the rules give the DA "full responsibility" for umpiring at Tournament games, this DA has delegated this bit of authority to the current DUC.

In addition to those formal requirements, the DUC will also be eligible to be invited by the DA to participate in Discipline or Protest Committees. The DUC will also manage the awarding of District Umpire numbers and maintain the list of District Umpires.

Like all local Little League positions including DA, the DUC is a volunteer position. He/she makes no money for his/her time and troubles, and in fact often gets blamed for things that are out of the DUC's control. For that reason, this DA allows the DUC one "perq" -- provided he/she has the qualifications, the DUC is entitled to schedule himself/herself as the home plate umpire in the final game of a District, Provincial or Canadian tournament held in this District.

We are very fortunate that our current DUC is Ken Allen. He performs all of the above duties at a very high level, and puts in many, many hours. He does this in addition to being the District Webmaster (including designing and programming the SMaLL management system we use for Interlock, Big League, and Districts), which also takes a great deal of time and effort. If you have any comments about the role of the DUC as spelled out above, you should contact the DUC and the DA.

2017 Umpire Clinic Material

You can find a PDF version of the 2017 Introductory Umpire Clinic material here.

You can find a PDF version of the 2017 Intermediate Umpire Clinic material here.


By Jim Dean, District Administrator (DA) of Ontario District #2
and Ken Allen, District Umpire Consultant (DUC)

A DISTRICT UMPIRE is a local league umpire who has reached a level of proficiency and maturity such that they:

UMPIRE NUMBERS are the red digits you see on the sleeves of some umpires in the District. They are granted to an umpire who has proven himself/herself to be of a certain high calibre and who has become a District Umpire as defined above. Both of these things are somewhat subjective. There is no algorithm that says “Do these things and you get your numbers” — under the authority of the DA, umpire numbers shall be granted or awarded to qualified umpires at the discretion of the DUC. Umpires will be asked for several choices of a preferred number, but numbers of active umpires within the District will be unique. The purchase and application of numbers are left to the individual umpire.

2018 District Tournaments Umpire Assignments

Colour coded by date; revised 23-Jun-2018

Program Game Game Date Location Plate 1st 2nd 3rd
SRDIST_DE1 Mon 25 Jun 5:30 PM Ottawa West Ken Allen Jacob Symington Deirdre Allen Frank Schilder
SRDIST_DE2 Tue 26 Jun 5:30 PM Ottawa West Jack Burnett Colin McAnulty Ken Allen Andre Lafantaisie
SRDIST_DE3 Wed 27 Jun 5:30 PM Ottawa West Mark Bradley Ken Allen Frank Schilder Deirdre Allen
TEDIST_DE1 Fri 06 Jul 6:00 PM Kanata (Tokessey) Mark Bradley Jacob Symington Deirdre Allen Sean Meyer
TEDIST_DE3 Sat 07 Jul 10:00 AM Kanata (Tokessey) Jacob Symington Jack Burnett Sean Meyer Deirdre allen
TEDIST_DE2 Sat 07 Jul 1:00 PM Kanata (Tokessey) Jack Burnett Deirdre Allen AnnaBelle Davies Jacob Syminton
TEDIST_DE5 Sun 08 Jul 10:00 AM Kanata (Tokessey) Mark Bradley Ccolin McAnulty Andre Lafantaisie Anabelle Davies
TEDIST_DE4 Sun 08 Jul 1:00 PM Kanata (Tokessey) Colin McAnulty Andre Lafantaisie Anabelle Davies Mark Bradley
TEDIST_DE6 Mon 09 Jul 6:00 PM Kanata (Tokessey) Mark Bradley Jacob Symington TBD Sean Meyer
TEDIST_DE7 Tue 10 Jul 6:00 PM Kanata (Tokessey) Colin McAnulty Annabelle Davies Jack Burnett Sean Meyer
TEDIST_DE8 Wed 11 Jul 6:00 PM Kanata (Tokessey) Mark Bradley Ken Allen Deirdre Allen Jack Burnett
TEDIST_DE9 Thur 12 Jul 6:00 PM Kanata (Tokessey) Jacob Symington Mark Bradley Frank Schilder Colin McAnulty
JRDIST_AB Mon 09 Jul 5:30 PM East Nepean (Genfell) Jack Burnett Deirdre Allen Andre Lafantaisie Connor Colvin
JRDIST_BC Tue 10 Jul 5:30 PM East Nepean (Genfell) Frank Schilder Ken Allen Deirdre Allen John Bush
JRDIST_CA Wed 11 Jul 5:30 PM East Nepean (Genfell) Jacob Syminton Frank Schilder Annabelle Davies John Bush
JRDIST_FI Thu 12 Jul 5:30 PM East Nepean (Genfell) Colin McAnulty Ken Allen Jack Burnett Deirdre Allen
MADIST_AB Fri 13 Jul 6:00 PM Kanata (Tokessey) Ken Allen Deirdre Allen Jacob Symington Frank Schilder
MADIST_BC Sat 14 Jul 10:00 AM Kanata (Tokessey) Colin McAnulty Annabelle Davies Deirdre Allen Ken Allen
MADIST_CA Sun 15 Jul 10:00 AM Kanata (Tokessey) Jacob Symington Frank Schilder Keith Howie Jack Burnett
MADIST_FI Mon 16 Jul 6:00 PM Kanata (Tokessey) Frank Schilder Ken Allen Deirdre Allen Jack Burnett
MIDIST_AB Fri 20 Jul 6:00 PM Ottawa West Frank Schilder Ken Allen Sean Meyer Deirdre Allen
MIDIST_BC Sat 21 Jul 10:00 AM Ottawa West Ken Allen Deirdre Allen Frank Schilder John Bush
MIDIST_CA Sun 22 Jul 10:00 AM Ottawa West Colin McAnulty Ken Allen ???? Frank Schilder
MIDIST_FI Mon 23 Jul 6:00 PM Ottawa West Jacob Symington Deirdre Allen Ken Allen Jack Burnett

District Umpire Numbers

Number Umpire League
01 Not Available N/A
02 Bill Doraty past DUC
10 Deirdre Allen D2/OWLL
11 Amanda Drolet CFR
12 Brendan Irvin Pinecrest
13 Ken Allen DUC
14 Tom Kowalik East Nepean
16 Bill Wong East Nepean
19 Jack Burnett East Nepean
21 Jamie Burans Kanata
24 Angelo Scolli Pinecrest
25 Rhys Allen CFR
29 Mike Tibbs Kanata
33 Mike Davis CFR
36 Ben Hare CFR
39 Jeff Dever Kanata
40 Mark Bradley KLL
44 Rick Norris Kanata
51 Jim Wilson WCA
54 Frank Schilder Pinecrest
58 Dan Philippe East Nepean
66 Steve Morling Kanata

League UIC Umpires

  • Each League has a different situation.
  • Consult you local League for details.

Last updated: 07-Aug-2018 18:33:59