Plans are already underway for the 2016 Umpire Season for the Baseball Oakville.
This season will include House League, REP, BEL (new) and MEL games.
As you are all aware, all Level certified umpires are required by the Ontario Baseball Association and Baseball Canada to be recertified yearly. Baseball Oakville is hosting a one-day clinic on April 23, 2016.
This clinic recertifies the mandatory Level 1 or Level 2 certification. You will be required to attend the entire eight hour program to successfully attain certification by the trainers.
Step #1- Register at www.baseballontario.com
Step #2- Pre-Pay for attending the Oakville clinic by clicking on www.baseballoakville.com
In the event that this training program (which is mandatory for several associations for umpires to do all REP games) does not work with your schedule, you will be required to attend an alternate course in the 1-day format at another hosting facility. The list of clinics is posted on www.baseballontario.com website.
Click on the development tab and search under the Level 1,2,3 tab.
There are several clinics posted and note that space is limited and pre-registering is required.
You can independently contact the host and book your spot/attendance. Once you have successfully completed the course you must send me an email to let me know that you are recertified or be prepared to bring your Umpire Card with you to the booking night(s) in May.
If you are not interested in returning as an umpire, please take a moment and let me know. Your name will be removed from my directory and email distribution list.
The seasons booking night date(s) will be forwarded to everyone end-April early May once I have the complete House League and REP schedules. It is essential that each umpire bring their own schedule with them for this activity if you are a player yourself or participate in any other summer sport or work elsewhere as well. It makes the booking process run smoothly.
I look forward to another busy summer and will be updating umpire details on the Baseball Oakville website soon.
Should you have any questions please contact me, Robert Dickenson