Get in the Game and Make a Difference!

Kirkland National Little League baseball and softball games are umpired by volunteers – people like you and me who want to support our community. Each team is expected to provide 2 volunteer umpires for the season. Volunteer umpires are moms, dads, brothers, sisters, grandparents, and friends.

Kirkland National Little League provides training and support to volunteer umpires. This approach has proven successful with League umpires consistently selected to umpire District and State All-Star games. These experienced umpires will help new umpires successfully learn to umpire baseball and softball games.


Steven Kehrli, Umpire-in-Chief Baseball,

John Dederman, Umpire-in-Chief Softball,

Umpire Training

Scheduled classroom and field training has been completed. The classroom presentations and recordings are below. Please email if you are looking for training help.

New Umpire Classroom Presentation

New Umpire Classroom Recording


Returning Umpire Classroom Presentation

Returning Umpire Classroom Recording

Junior Umpire Program

Teenage young men and women can fulfill community service credits by being a volunteer Little League umpire.


  • Complete and submit a Kirkland National Little League volunteer registration here.
  • Email
  • Attend pre-season classroom and field training.
  • Internet access to use the ArbiterSports scheduling system to book games to umpire.
  • Must umpire with an adult.

Umpire Gear and Reimbursement Program

The League provides each volunteer umpire with their own hat and navy polo. The League also has shared shin guards, chest protectors, masks, baseball runner flag, plate brush, ball bag and indicators that can be used during games and returned after games.

Official uniform is gray slacks, red undershirt, navy polo, and black shoes. A belt is needed for the home plate umpire’s ball bag.

If you wish to purchase your own gear, the League offers umpire gear reimbursement to volunteer umpires. Email Steven Kehrli, Umpire-in-Chief, for more information.