Baseball & Softball Umpire Gear in IL

You may come to Official Finders as a past player of the game, or as a rabid fan. But you’ll leave our baseball umpire training as much more than that. You’ll know the rules inside and out, and you’ll be qualified to call games effectively and fairly. You’ll need more than just training to succeed and stay safe, which is why we also offer gear for umpiring to get you started. 

 

Why You Need Gear to Umpire a Baseball Game

We know what you’re thinking. “Why on Earth would I need gear just to call balls and strikes, or to call someone out when they slide into third?” Great question.

 

Professionalism

They say to dress for the job you want, and that’s important when you’re looking for umpiring jobs in Northern IL. We've yet to see an umpire show up on game day wearing cutoffs and a Misfits t-shirt. We make sure you’re ready to present a professional image that speaks well of you, and us; that image will also lend credibility as you officiate the game.

Protection

Who needs a face mask or chest protector? You do, especially if the batter loses control of her swing, or if a pitch is far enough outside the strike zone that it’s practically in another ZIP code. Who needs shin guards? Well, have you ever gotten in the way when someone tried to slide into third and overshot by a bit? Baseball is fun, but everyone’s safety—the players’ and yours alike—is important too.

 

Available Umpiring Gear

We cover practically every umpiring gear and apparel needed at affordable prices.

 

Umpire Apparel

Dress the part and stay comfortable even on hot game days with long-lasting umpire apparel in a full range of youth and adult sizes.

 

  • Official Finders logo hats to keep the sun out of your eyes, so you never miss an important call or go home with a sun-burnt nose

  • Pro-weight mesh umpire shirts that are durable and breathable

  • Woven umpire pants that can accommodate a plate umpire’s leg protection or be equally comfortable for a field umpire

  • Leather belts

 

Umpire Protection

Protection behind the plate is vital, and we make sure you have access to the best.

 

  • Pro chest protectors and longer-length performance chest protectors

  • Youth shin guards and adult shin guards

  • Lightweight face masks that don’t sacrifice protection for comfort

 

Helpful Umpiring Accessories

Other items are useful to have, from belts to a ball and strike indicator so you don’t lose track as the pitch count climbs, to plate brushes, to ball bags so you can replace worn or scuffed baseballs during gameplay.

 

Equipment Bundles

Looking to get the essentials, and save? Consider a bundle:

 

  • Adult Umpire Kit

  • Youth Umpire Kit

  • Umpire Accessory bundle

  • Two shirt and two hat bundle

  • Pants and belt bundle

 

Your Officiating Needs, Covered

Whether you need the tools of the trade, the training to officiate a game, or a reliable source of officiating jobs, you’ll find it all with Official Finders. You’ll find something more than that while you’re working with us, too: a rediscovered love of the game, and a sense of respect for yourself and from your peers. Questions? Get in touch today!