Umpire General Information
Call for Umpires
Do you love the game of baseball and want to earn some extra cash? Birchmount Baseball League is currently hiring umpires for the 2019 season. You must be 13 or older and have an understanding of the game of baseball. Beyond that, all training is provided by Baseball Ontario and Birchmount Baseball League.
For more information or to sign up, please contact Scott Harbin, Umpire-in-Chief: scott.a.harbin@gmail.com by May 3 as training begins soon.

Welcome Umpires
Clinic Dates &\or Information For ALL Umpire Levels
Level 1: Sunday, May 5 - 9:30 a.m. (all first & second year umpires)
Level 2: Sunday, April 28 - 12:30 p.m. (all 3rd, 4th, and 5th year umpires)

LOCATION: Birchmount Community Centre (2nd floor)
COST: $25 (Level 1) $45 (Level 2)
PAYMENT: CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY (All Cheques are to be made payable to: "Birchmount Baseball League")
REQUIRED TO BRING:

pen/pencil, water bottle, baseball glove (if possible)

NOTE:
(a) Level 3 umpires must complete the online exam by mid-May
(b) Online registration for the clinicsis set to be open the week of April 15th.
(c) A meal break will be given by the clinician but there are not a great deal of restaurants close to the community centre so you may want to bring food.
(d) If you are a Level 1 or 2 umpire and the dates at Birchmount do not work, please try to find another clinic you can attend and register for it online:

UMPIRE TRAINING DATES
The following dates below for mandatory umpire training. It is expected that you attend all three sessions - the initial meeting on May 11, and then both the in-class and on-field session relevant to the levels you expect to umpire. Locations will be confirmed shortly.
BBL Umpire Meeting: Umpiring @ Birchmount, Game Management & Procedures, Being an Umpire
Location: TBD
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
ALL UMPIRES REQUIRED
Tee-Ball/4-Pitch/Rookie Ball
ALL NEW UMPIRES & SECOND YEAR UMPIRES
Date: Wednesday, May 15 - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: In Class - focus on division-specific house league rules
Date: Sunday, May 26 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: On Field - focus on basic positions, calls on bases and at the plate
(NEW DATE)
Mosquito/Peewee
3+ YEAR UMPIRES & THOSE WHO WISH TO UMPIRE THESE LEVELS NO MATTER HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE
Date: Tuesday, May 21st - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: In Class - focus on more complicated rules
Date: Sunday, May 26 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: On Field - focus on plate work as well as base footwork
This is training specific to Birchmount Baseball house league that umpires are expected to complete in addition to Baseball Ontario certification.
Questions or concerns contact Scott Harbin, Umpire-in-Chief, Birchmount Baseball League, Scott Harbin, Umpire-In-Chief,