Our Services

PBUA has an outstanding reputation for assigning highly dedicated and qualified umpires to officiate both baseball and softball at all levels of play- including high school, travel and in-house leagues in the greater Northern Illinois area.

We also have the capacity to assign your existing in-house umpires to your league’s schedule thereby relieving you of that burden.

Play Ball Umps also takes tremendous pride in developing and training umpires. Whether you’re already a seasoned member of a crew or a new umpire looking to get started, we know that taking the time to teach and encourage umpires leads to quality officiating.

Why Umpires Choose PBUA

  • Umpires are assigned to quality local games based on their level of experience
  • Are able to “self- assign” games tailored to their availability
  • Can take advantage of numerous training opportunities
  • Are valued for their commitment to being the best umpire they can be
  • Receive positive feedback and encouragement from our network of PBUA umpires

Why Teams & Organizations Choose PBUA

  • Access to highly trained & qualified umpires to call your games
  • Reliable and on-time umpires to keep your game moving smoothly
  • Professional in appearance and approachable to review game situations with coaches
  • One-on-one communication and follow up with PBUA founder to ensure your satisfaction- before, during & after the season
  • Simple, organized and timely monthly invoicing system


I work with a dedicated group of guys who take pride in what they’re doing. It’s a good feeling to have coaches from several different organizations compliment what we do on the field day in and day out.”
— Jim Gerardi- PBUA Umpire
I’ve used Play Ball Umps for 5 seasons, and their reliability and dedication to making our games run as smooth as possible has been outstanding!”
— Nick Constantino- Huntley Red Raiders Travel Baseball
Huntley Little League switched to PBUA 3 seasons ago, and we’ve experience quality umpires who arrive on time, run a smooth game and never forget that the game is about our players.”
— John Spankroy- President HLL