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What are the dates for the games played at RussMatt 2019?

RussMatt begins February 23, 2019 and ends March 31, 2019

What are the game fees?

9-inning: $100/7-inning: $80 (Division II, III, NAIA, JUCO)

Is there a time when the daily schedule is high?

Yes. March 1-17

What is the registration process?

Click on the Umpire Registration button found on this page. You can also register on the RussMatt website ( – Umpire registration is closed for the 2019 season.

What is the deadline to register?

November 30, 2018

Are umpires required to be a member of UCU?

No. For umpires who are not – your references are important.

How will game schedules be disseminated?


Are there specific uniform requirements?

Yes. UCU hats are to be worn at ALL games. UCU hats can be ordered at Stripes and Strikes, UCU’s exclusive uniform supplier. Order online at or call the store at 570-599-6936.

Remaining standards are as follows: Charcoal grey pants, MLB style black/blue shirts with colored side panel (Majestic or Smitty). NOTE: Crew must wear matching shirts with no numbers or conference affiliation.

Where are the games being played?

The majority of the games will be played at the main complexes:

  • Lake Myrtle Sports Complex (Auburndale), 905 Lake Myrtle Park Road, Auburndale, FL 33823
  • Chain of Lakes Park, 210 Cypress Garden Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880
  • Osceola County Stadium, 631 Heritage Park Way, Kissimmee, FL 34744

Auxiliary sites and fields are listed here: RussMatt Field & Locations

Can lodging accommodations be made taking into consideration location of game sites?


Are there RussMatt lodging options?

Yes. They are as follows with daily rates:

  • Umpire House (6 to 8 people) – $20
  • Host Hotel Room with roommate – Approximately $37.50
  • Host Hotel Room Single – Approximately $75

Can umpires make their own lodging arrangements?