Umpire Training


KBA Umpire Development Program (*New for 2022)

Overall goals/vision:

1) support and build-up our umpires through increased training and comradeship while creating a "KBA Umpiring Team" where all umpires feel safe, valued and proud to belong.

2) Provide a means for umpires to ask questions/seek clarification from the Umpire In Chief(s) (UICs) (email alias, text, FAQ etc) 

3) Provide a means for Coaches to give feedback on umpire performance at their games

4) Umpire recognition and retention plans

5) Improve umpire equipment and uniform provided by the league

 

KBA Advanced Umpire Certification Training: Pre-season training 

  • April: 3 indoor training sessions lead by John Luong (UIC). 2-hour sessions, total of 6 hours of training
  • Early May: work an exhibition game under supervision and guidance of our UICs

Perks for Umps who complete this new "KBA Advanced Umpire Certification" training 

1) Game scheduling priority

2) Additional pay (+$5/game)

3) Increased knowledge & confidence

 

In-Season Training Plan: 

1) Early May: on-field training (by KBA UIC's) *mandatory for new umpires, beneficial for all, bring your baseball glove*

2) May-June (spring season): personal evaluation report of each umpire (by UICs) 

3) Late June: on-field positioning refresher training

4) July-Aug (summer season): 2nd personal evaluation report for each umpire (by UICs) 

 

 

OBA Umpire Clinics 

*OBA umpires must re-certify each year to maintain their level

 

OBA Level 1 Umpire Certification Clinic (on-line & in person hybrid)

Applicable to 2nd+ year umpires who wish to umpire Rep games at Rookie (9U), Mosquito (10U & 11U) or Peewee (12U & 13U) levels.  Must re-certify every year

For 2022, OBA is running a hybrid of online classroom training plus 4 hours of in-person position clinic by an OBA Trainer.

To Register (due by March 30, 2021):

1) Sign-up for your Level 1 clinic by:

  • visiting kanatabaseball.com
  • click on "Register" in the main menu
  • Login to your profile or create a new profile. If you are a parent, create your profile first and then add your children as family members. 
  • Select "Official Registration"
  • Complete the prompts and place a check in the "OBA Level 1 Training" package
  • Complete all steps and submit the registration

2) You will not be registered for training unless the $15 amount due is paid.

3) You will receive log-in and password credentials to complete online training

4) Complete online training at your own pace by May 31, 2021

 

OBA Level 2 Umpire Certification Clinic (on-line & in-person hybrid) 

Applicable to 2nd+ year umpires age 15+ who wish to umpire Rep games at Bantam (14U & 15U) and above (as well as the  younger age groups).  Must have OBA Level 1 certification for 2 years to qualify for Level 2.  Must re-certify every year

For 2022, OBA is running a hybrid of online classroom training plus 4 hours of in-person positioning clinic by an OBA Trainer

To Register (due by March 30, 2021):

1) Sign-up for your Level 2 clinic by:

  • visiting kanatabaseball.com
  • click on "Register" in the main menu
  • Login to your profile or create a new profile. If you are a parent, create your profile first and then add your children as family members. 
  • Select "Official Registration"
  • Complete the prompts and place a check in the "OBA Level 2 Training" package
  • Complete all steps and submit the registration

2) You will not be registered for training unless the $25 amount due is paid.

3) You will receive log-in and password credentials to complete online training

4) Complete online training at your own pace by May 31, 2021

 

OBA Level 3 Umpire Certification 

*Super Clinics are being held virtually and are National in scope

Applicable to OBA Level 2.3 and higher.

To participate in the OBA Level 3 Super-Clinic, visit baseballontario.com and register under "Umpires" 

 

 

LL Umpire Clinics

Introductory Umpire Clinic

All 1st and 2nd year Umpires MUST attend OBA Level 1 training. Follow the directions given above.

Additional resources can be found at littleleagueumpire.org; to access these resources, an account must be created - feel free, Little League will keep track of your years of service!

 

 

 

 

Any Questions can be directed to umpsched@kanatabaseball.com

 

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