The BC Baseball Umpires Association (BCBUA), in collaboration with North Shore Baseball Association (NSBA), will be offering a mandatory clinic for all people who would like to umpire in BC (Minor) Baseball games. Previous or current Little League umpires are welcome to attend.
Details for the BCBUA Clinic:
You MUST preregister, please see link below.
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: West Vancouver Secondary School
Note: Check in at the front doors.
Bring: a pen, lunch and comfortable clothing (including athletic shoes for the gym sessions)
Level 1: Required training for all umpires who wish to get started umping games for BC (Minor) Baseball teams. Minimum age for enrollment is 11 years old (birth year 2006 or older) during the 2017 calendar year. Upon successful completion of this training, these umpires will be eligible to call games at the 9U (Tadpole) and 11U (Mosquito) divisions. Ongoing training and mentorship will be available during the season.
Level 2: This is required training for more experienced umpires who wish to call higher-level games. Enrollment criteria are that the prospective umpire must be a minimum of 14 years old (birth year 2003 or older) during the 2017 calendar year AND must have a minimum of 2 years umpire experience. Upon successful completion of this training, these umpires will be eligible to call games at the 13U (PeeWee) division, and possibly beyond, depending upon their age and experience.
Note: Level 2 training actually takes 2 years to complete in full. This year, we are offering Year One which covers the offensive elements of the game including rules, plate mechanics, base mechanics, and lead-offs. After completing Year One, umpires will be eligible to call NSBA games. Year Two covers the defensive elements of the game including more rules, more mechanics, and pick-offs and will be offered and required in future years.
Cost: Free to attend the clinic, however, attendees must become members of the BCBUA in order to register for the clinic. Annual membership fees for BCBUA are $25 for umpires ages 13 and under, and $50 for umpires 14 and over.
Register: Please register based on which level you should be in, see above for details.
Other Locations and Dates: If you are not available for the training on April 2nd, but would still like to be eligible to umpire games for BC (Minor) Baseball, there are many other clinic dates available. Please visit the BCBUA Clinics website to find the one that works for you and to register.
About BCBUA: Visit the BCBUA website at www.bcbua.ca for details about them.
Umpire Gear: mask, chest protector and pads will be supplied locked at the parks. Umpires must wear a NSBA or BCBUA Umpire hat and shirt, further details will be released later, there will likely be a nominal fee for the clothing.
Questions? Please email our Umpire Coordinator, Kathy Bright – firstname.lastname@example.org