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Becoming a Certified Umpire
Baseball Ontario offers an umpire certification program. It is a multi-level system that anyone can complete! More info about Baseball Ontario’s levels can be found here: https://www.playoba.ca/umpire-levels
Leaside Baseball Association requires all umpires doing Rep and Select games to be certified. Part of the certification is a series of online modules, and LBA will be hosting a Baseball Ontario Level 1 & 2 Umpire Camp this year. All registration for certification can be completed on Baseball Ontario’s ONDeck platform. Please note all LBA umpires must be at least 12 years of age by May 1, 2023. A friendly reminder that Level 1's and 2's must complete this training annually.
In order to umpire with Leaside Baseball this year, there are two things that will need to be completed:
- 2023 LBA UMPIRE APPLICATION FORM - *only people who complete this form will be contacted regarding the 2023 season*
- BASEBALL ONTARIO CERTIFICATION - we require any umpires wishing to do Rep and Select games to be certified by Baseball Ontario. To register, you will need to have or create a profile with Baseball Ontario, and then you can learn more about how to register here. The Umpire Development Camp can be completed wherever/whenever is convenient to you. Once you register, we will send you a link to complete payment. This year's fees are $25 for Level 1 and $45 for Level 2.
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Umpiring is a great opportunity to further your passion for baseball, gives you a sense of accomplishment, and is a meaningful employment opportunity. And without you, our players can't play! Whether you are new to umpiring or already have the experience, we wish to work with you to keep your development progressing. We are looking for reliable and professional baseball enthusiasts, and offer competitive pay to reflect this.
Umpires must be at least 12 years of age and adults are welcome. Certification is required annually and you increase your certification level with years of experience; information about the certification can be found here. Most of our games are within the Leaside community, however, for those that have access to a car, there are also bonuses for games that are umpired outside of Leaside.