2023 Umpire Certification - Registration is Now Open! (as of Friday March 10)
For the 2023 Season, Umpire certification will be a combination of the following (both are required for certification):
Online Training - this will consist of modules to complete which will focus on the basics of umpiring, rules, positioning etc. by watching videos and taking quizzes. This takes about 2 hours total but can be broken down by module if you cannot complete the 2 hours in one sitting.
In-person Training - you will receive in-person instruction and mentoring on how to make calls, positioning etc. and will be based on what you have learned from the on-line training.
Baseball Ontario opened up registration this past Friday and we have been approved for the in-person training on April 1st at Garth Webb Secondary School gym located at 2820 West Oak Trails Blvd. There are 2 sessions to choose from - 8:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-5:00pm.
Before signing up to attend the umpire training, we encourage you to review the Umpire information on our website (under the Umpires tab) to familiarize yourself with umpiring.
If you are ready to get started as an umpire, please follow the steps below:
To register, use this link (read points below first)
1. You will first need to create a profile. Make sure you are using an email address that you check often.
2. For Level, you will select Level 1.1 (this means your first year umpiring)
3. For Local Association Name, put Oakville Minor Baseball Association
4. After you complete your profile registration and are logged in, go to Umpire Zone
5. Under Umpire Zone, you should see all the clinics listed. If you don't, please try scrolling down to the bottom of the page and you will see: Search Events Notifications My Account Email Support. Select Events and then you should see all the clinics available. If you are able to make it for our clinic on April 1st, you will be able to click on the Register button for either 8am or scroll down to the 1pm session. If you are not available on April 1st, you can select another clinic you see for a different date. You can certify at any clinic and umpire for Baseball Oakville.
6. You should also see an option for "Getting Started" under the Certification page. This will allow you access to the online module. This should be done before you attend the in-person training
Thank you for your interest in joining our umpire crew and please reach out to Heidi Dombek (Umpire Scheduler) at [email protected] or Carmine Di Feo (Umpire in Chief) at [email protected] if you have any questions.