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DIXIE NATIONAL UMPIRE PROGRAM
The National Umpire certification program created in 1995 has greatly improved the overall quality of umpiring in Dixie Boys/Majors Baseball. National Federation of High School playing rules are now used in most instances with a few exceptions as found in the Dixie Boys/Majors Rule Book. Umpires are tested on knowledge of the game and based on experience and the recommendation of Dixie officials, a good number that start with local programs advance to various levels of tournament play. The primary emphasis of any umpire program should be to provide quality umpiring at the local level. Umpires also have the unique opportunity to showcase skills at District, State and World Series tournaments. All Dixie Boys/Majors games, including local league, shall be officiated by Dixie certified and registered umpires.
Becoming an umpire in a Dixie Boys/Majors program is really simple. Contact should be made with an umpire association or the league in the local area. Each local league has complete autonomy in choosing officials that will work their program. Dixie Baseball supports the local program by providing a District & State Umpire in Chief. The Umpire in Chief conducts clinics, provides certification materials and administers the state program. Successful completion of the certification programs allows an umpire to become registered with Dixie Boys Baseball.
Anyone interested in further information regarding the umpire program can contact a State Umpire in Chief as listed on the site. A complete & current listing of representatives from each state are found at the Dixie Boys website at www.dixie.org/boys.
The National Umpire Coordinators can be contacted for more details: