Welcome to the Star Program

Why the Star Program?

If Your kids play youth sports, click to learn why you need Star-Certified Umpires:


Get Star Certified

Become a Star Certified Umpire

The quickest way to make YOUR best call!

You will find it is the quickest and easiest way to learn the nuts and bolts of umpiring.  Learn tips, tricks, and techniques to gain confidence and knowledge to make YOUR best call!

Already a student:
Access your course here

The Star Store

Umpire Supplies


Umpire Apparel and Accessories to Look the Part

In the Star Store you will find quality umpire shirts, custom lineup card holders, and other items to help you effectively umpire your games. 

How Do YOU Become a Youth Umpire?

 The quickest and easiest was is to star to get Star-Certified and
attend a local umpire clinic. And – always work to improve your rules knowledge.

Get Star Certified

Learn The Nuts and Bolts of Umpiring

Get STAR Certified

Attend An Umpire Mechanics Clinic

  • Register & Attend Local Clinics

    Many leagues, districts and organizations hold umpire mechanics trainings, typically called an "Umpire Clinic"

  • Talk to Your League UIC

    Your League or District Chief Umpire may be able help you find appropriate training.

  • Join the Local Umpire Association

    Some local associations assign all local umpires. In these cases, the choice is easy - contact the local umpire association.

Search for local training and clinics. List your clinic and get more attendees!

Study the Rules

  • Get Star Certified!

    The Star Certification program includes an entire module about rules and studying them.

  • Register for the Star Rules Clinic

    The Star Program is developing a series of rules clinics. COMING SOON.

  • Read the Rulebook

    Purchase or obtain a rulebook appropriate for the games you intend to umpire.

  • Ask Questions

    Don't be afraid to ask your Chef Umpire or other experienced umpires to clarify rules.


Improve the experience for your young All-Stars!!

Signup YOUR League today.  Become a STAR Member, and receive FREE resources!

The Mask Project
Helps Hospitals in Need

A YSS Sports Special Project
Masks Purchased So Far
We cannot thank you enough for your organizations’ generosity.

Endia P.

VA Northern California Health Care System

We just received your most generous donation of 500 new surgical masks. THANK YOU!!! We are very grateful to have them.

Malia W.

Sutter Health CA Pacific Med Center

Thank you so much for this generous donation....[and] stepping up to help keep me and my colleagues safe as we all work together in these disturbing times.

Megan B.

UC Davis Medical Center


Search for local training and clinics. List your clinic and get more attendees!

Visit the GRID to FIND 
or SUBMIT local clinics!

It is your time - Become A STAR-Certified umpire Now!
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