Umpire registration for 2022 Spring Baseball and Softball is open.
I would like to welcome you all to Tigard Diamond Sports' 2022 Spring Baseball and Softball season. We are excited to be able to get back on the field and play some games.
Wait a minute, you might be asking. What happened to Tigard Little League? We are still here. As a league, and as the premier youth baseball organization in Tigard, we have taken on Tigard JBO and have created a unified program that will provide a continuous path for players to progress from T-Ball all the way to Tigard High School. This will also create a lot more opportunities for youth umpires, as part of this change is the addition of JBO Junior and Senior programs that feature 50/70 and 60/90 baseball.
There's some more good news. After the last couple of years of not having the D4 Spring training, it is going to be held this year. It will be on Saturday, 3/26 at Fowler Middle School. This will be a mandatory refresher for all umpires. This is required, even if you would prefer to do the JBO level games. We have limited training available for the JBO levels, and Little League umpiring will offer you the same basic mechanics with umpire trainers that have decades of experience. If you have been unable to participate because of a lack of training, this will be a great opportunity to get onto the field and behind the plate.
The first step to participate this year will be to complete the Umpire registration process. Adult volunteers will also need to complete the Coach/Volunteer registration so that a background check can be performed.
Umpire registration is found here: https://www.tigarddiamondsports.com/umpires
Volunteer registration is here: https://www.tigarddiamondsports.com/volunteer
Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you all on the field!
Umpire-in-Chief, Tigard Diamond Sports