Why Become an Umpire?
Baseball Regina is recruiting baseball umpires for the 2018 season.
Without game officials, it is the athletes and the sport program that suffers. It is critical for today, and the future, that new umpires are properly trained, each year, for all levels of competition. The role of a sport official is to ensure fair play. “If it isn’t fair, it isn’t fun.”
Without parents, players, player-alumni or friends of baseball coming forward to contribute to the sport program as an umpire, there will be games cancelled or played with insufficient or unqualified umpires.
Why be an umpire?
- It keeps you active in baseball
- You get to give something back to the game
- It gives you the “Best Seat in the House”
- You get to meet some great people
- Great part-time summer employment
- Learn valuable life lessons
What does it take?
- Love of the game of baseball
- Confidence and pride
- Hustle, physical and mental alertness
- A sense of fair play and impartiality
- Willingness to learn and gain experience
How much does it pay?
- Remuneration is based on the level of baseball officiated.
- The higher the level of ball, the higher the level of pay.
- Mosquito starts at $29/game, and it progresses from there.
What does it cost?
- Each umpire must go through an annual umpire clinic. Clinics take place in the spring, and vary in length depending on the level being taken.
- Level 1 is a one day course and provides the basic positioning, and a rules base to get you started.
- Level 2/3 is a combined clinic and is 2 days in length. By taking this clinic, you increase your ability, which provides you with more opportunities to umpire higher levels of baseball.
- Level 4/5 is the national program, before registering for this course you must complete level 3 training. This course is also 2 day course and is a high level training.
- Costs start at $35 for the Level 1, $50 Level 2 and increases from there.
What will Baseball Regina do for me?
- Ensures that clinics are run by Sask Baseball approved clinicians, many whom are nationally and internationally successful umpires.
- When at all possible, early in the season, you will be paired with more experienced umpires to help you with any on-field concerns that might arise.
- Baseball Regina ensures you are paid on a regular basis throughout the season.
- Baseball Regina reimburses the Level 1 registration fee on umpires first pay cheque.
How do I get started?