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 Crew" 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: Three indoor training sessions lead by John Luong (UIC). 2-hour sessions, total of 6 hours of in-person training. April 9, 23 & 30th, 7PM-9PM, Beckwith Fieldhouse.
  • 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) 

 

 

All 1st and 2nd year KBA Umpires must:

  • Obtain OBA Level 1 (online training, see below)
  • Attend the indoor training sessions (3) in April at Beckwith fieldhouse (lead by John Luong, UIC)
  • Participate in umpiring an exhibition game in early May as the last step to earn you KBA Advanced Umpire Certificate.

OBA Umpire Clinics 

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

 

OBA Level 1 Umpire Certification Clinic (on-line again in 2022)

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 online only again.

To Register (due by March 20, 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 training fee is paid.

3) Register on the OBA website by:

Visiting: UMPIRE - BASEBALL ONTARIO, Canada - VICommunity | VISportsClub

Sign into your umpire profile.

  • If you don't remember your umpire card number, you can look it up by clicking the "Click here to look up your card number" link.
  • If you are a new umpire, click "the registration form" link, select "Umpire Registration" and create a new profile.
    • Under Affiliate Name, choose "National Capital Ontario Baseball Association"
    • For Club Name, choose the most appropriate response (most of you are in Kanata Baseball Association!)
    • Complete your personal details and click Continue

 When on the clinic registration page, there will be 2 yellow boxes.

  • Select clinic [2022/06/01][Level 1/2] U22-29 [Kanata Baseball Association][Online]
  • Select the level of the clinic in the second yellow box
  • Click submit.

4) Wait for the KBA Registrar to confirm Registration on BOTH systems. The KBA Registrar will tell OBA who may receive login credentials.

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

6) Complete online training at your own pace by April 25, 2022 (if possible, best to be completed before attending KBA indoor training session which starts April 9, 2022)

 

OBA Level 2 Umpire Certification Clinic (on-line again in 2022)

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 online only again.

To Register (due by March 20, 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 training fee is paid.

3) Register on the OBA website by:

Visiting: UMPIRE - BASEBALL ONTARIO, Canada - VICommunity | VISportsClub

Sign into your umpire profile.

  • If you don't remember your umpire card number, you can look it up by clicking the "Click here to look up your card number" link.
  • If you are a new umpire, click "the registration form" link, select "Umpire Registration" and create a new profile.
    • Under Affiliate Name, choose "National Capital Ontario Baseball Association"
    • For Club Name, choose the most appropriate response (most of you are in Kanata Baseball Association!)
    • Complete your personal details and click Continue

 When on the clinic registration page, there will be 2 yellow boxes.

  • Select clinic [2022/06/01][Level 1/2] U22-29 [Kanata Baseball Association][Online]
  • Select the level of the clinic in the second yellow box
  • Click submit.

4) Wait for the KBA Registrar to confirm Registration on BOTH systems. The KBA Registrar will tell OBA who may receive login credentials.

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

6) Complete online training at your own pace by April 25, 2022 (if possible, best to be completed before attending KBA indoor training session which starts April 9, 2022)

 

 

OBA Level 3 Umpire Certification 

Applicable to OBA Level 2.3 and higher.

2022 is an Exam year for Level 3.  Visit baseballontario.com/Umpires after March 31, 2022 to register.

Register and pay directly to OBA for this training.

Register your intention to umpire with KBA 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 3" package (no charge)
  • Complete all steps and submit the registration

 

 

 

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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