What is the Umpire Cheat Sheet?
The Umpire Cheat Sheet is a mobile app designed to help umpires quickly and easily access the rulesets for various organizations on the go. It also includes features such as a coin flipper and strike-ball-out counter to help umpires in tricky situations, and allows them to receive notifications from their head umpire within the app. The app's mobile-friendly design makes it easy for umpires to review the rules wherever they are.
I'm an umpire in an organization. How do I set this up?
Generally speaking, you should have your Head Umpire, Umpire in Chief or Scheduling Umpire set this up for you. The reason is, there's lots of really cool features built for them. However, if you're struggling to have them do this, you will want to go to the UIC app located here: From there, you can set up the rules and organization, and even share it.
Why are the Head Umpire and regular Umpire apps split up?
We felt for the majority of the users of this software, having all the features built into a singular app would be confusing and overwhelming for someone just looking for the rules. While there is a small learning curve (edit rules in the admin desktop site, view rules in app) we felt this layer of seperation would keep things simpler for umpires as a whole.
Why is this free? Will it stay free?
While it is free, we do make a small revenue off of the ads displayed in the app. We wanted this to be free because we want to grow the game and to do that, we need more umpires. And moving umpiring into the 21st century with an app like this should present as little financial burden as possible. In the future, we will be taking some features out of beta, and creating a pro subscription that includes an ad-free experience for all umpires in an organization, but we want feedback on our features first. NO MATTER WHAT: the ruleset portion of the app will always remain free.
Why was this created?
The Umpire Cheat Sheet app was inspired by the experience of its owner, Shane, who became an umpire at the age of 25. When he started out, he was given a piece of paper with about 14 different rulesets on it and instructed to bring it with him to the diamond until he became more familiar with the rules. However, on the first night that he umpired, it rained so hard that the paper bled ink and became unreadable. Frustrated by this experience, Shane decided to create something more durable and user-friendly to help umpires like himself quickly access and review the rulesets on the go. Thus, the Umpire Cheat Sheet app was born. With its mobile-friendly design and easy-to-use features, the app makes it easy for umpires to access the rulesets for various organizations, as well as use helpful tools like a coin flipper and strike-ball-out counter.
Will you take feedback/feature requests from umpires who use the app?
Absolutely! The idea behind this app was to build towards a centralized location for umpires of all sorts to exist. We want to serve the community. If you want to contact us with ideas, fill out the "Need Help?" form at the bottom of any of our pages.
It's called the umpire cheat sheet, would this work for other sport officiants?
Yes it will! The reality is, diverse rulesets is a problem across all sports. We stuck with the Umpire Cheat Sheet name because it caught on quick and was easy to remember.