If you are interested in umpiring for the upcoming season, the clinic schedule is available at:
Minimum suggested age to start umpiring is 12 years old.
Please register and and pay your membership/clinic fees with the BCBUA. Fees will be reimbursed by GHLPBA after 5 games have been umpired at GHLPBA home parks.
Yes, and if you have taken the Level 1 clinic and didn't take Level 2 and wish to umpire Pee Wee, you must attend the full day clinic, which is a review of Level 1 and a open book exam for the Level 2 part and a practicum out on the field.
The umpire must be older than the division he or she is umpiring – so, for example, a player in the 13U division can umpire games in the 11U division, but a player in the 11U division cannot umpire in that division.
Yes, there most definitely is a dress code:
- Large navy or light blue golf shirt with the crest from the clinic ironed or sewn on the left breast pocket – large enough for the padded gear to go underneath regular size for the base umpire.
- Navy blue or black baggy pants – baggy enough around the leg for the gear to go under the pants. Normal pant leg for the base umpire.
- Regular-size navy or light blue golf shirt with the crest from the clinic ironed or sewn on the left breast pocket
- Regular-sized navy blue or black trousers
NOTE: No sweat pants with white line down the sides or baseball pants.
Hats are available for purchase for each umpire for a small fee. All umpire shirts and pants are available for purchase from Eric Rasmussen.
The plate umpire needs a ball bag capable of holding at least 4 baseballs, a plate brush and indicator. This year the kit is available for a fee at the clinics.
Base umpires are required to have a indicator. Cleats must be worn by both plate umpire and base umpire: no running shoes are allowed.
Your Umpire-in-Chief (UIC) of the park this season is Scott E: email him your availability with the following information:
- Parents' email address
- Your games schedule if you are playing and your time away.
- Your cellphone #, in case another umpire doesn't show or is sick.
The UIC co-ordinates your position, be it plate or base, and will inform you in advance so there is no confusion at the park.