• Umpire Clinic
  • Umpire Overview
  • Umpire Rates

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: Saturday, March 10, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: West Vancouver Secondary School

Address: 1750 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver, BC  V7V 2G7

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 2007 or older) during the 2018 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 2004 or older) during the 2018 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 Part 2 (Defence) which covers the defensive elements of the game including more rules, more mechanics, and pick-offs. After completing Part 2, umpires will be eligible to call NSBA games. Part 1 (Offense) which covers the offensive elements of the game including rules, plate mechanics, base mechanics, and lead-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 and to umpire games for NSBA. 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 March 10th, 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.

BCBUA Membership: If you do not need to take training this year, please visit the BCBUA members website and pay for your 2018 membership.

Membership Fee Reimbursement: All NSBA registered players who call 5 or more games during the 2018 season for NSBA may apply to have their membership fees reimbursed. Please save your receipt!

About BCBUA: Visit the BCBUA website at 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.


Please direct any questions or if you need any further information to:

Kathy Bright
Umpire Coordinator
North Shore Baseball Association



Does your child enjoy playing baseball? Have they thought about umpiring a game? or Does your child dis-agree with an umpires call at a game?

If your child is 11 years old or older (birth year 2007 or older) during the 2018 calendar year and wants to learn how to be an umpire and to umpire a few of our North Shore Baseball Association games, have them come to one of the umpire clinic sessions that is being offered.

Essential Life Skills:

Umpiring will provide your child with the opportunity to develop some “life skills” that they can take with them throughout their journey in life.

Umpiring provides your child with the opportunities to exercise social skills such as communication, anger management, and conflict resolution. The interaction with other umpires, players, coaches and administrators will help them become more socially competent.

Problem-solving and decision-making skills are probably the most important skills that an umpire must develop. The ability to make good, logical decisions and to solve problems can make up for deficits in other social skills. As an umpire your child will be challenged to make decisions during the course of a game and throughout their career.


2018 Umpire Rates

Division (prior name)PlateBaseTotal
9U (Tadpole)$20N/A$20
11U (Mosquito)$25$20$45
13U (PeeWee) A$35$30$65
13U (PeeWee) AA$40$35$75
13U (PeeWee) AAA$45$35$80
15U (Bantam) A$45$35$80
15U (Bantam) AA$45$35$80
15U (Bantam) AAA$50$40$90
18U (Midget) AA$50$40$90
18U (Midget) AAA$60$50$110
25U (Junior Men)$85$70$155

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