UMPIRE UPDATE - 2021
While approval has not yet been given by Dr. Bonnie Henry, things are looking up for a baseball season this year. Unfortunately we are not permitted to hold an in-person clinic this year however our BCBUA Area Rep, John Pentland has asked me to forward to you the following details:Please inform your umpires that they can go to bcbua.ca and log into their personal page (member number and password) and then pay for their 2021 membership with the BCBUA, which will allow them to register for an online clinic and be eligible to umpire for the 2021 season. Membership dues are $35 for youth (13 and under in 2021) and $65 for all others. If an umpire signed up as a new member of the BCBUA in 2020 (and did not receive a refund in 2020), they are eligible to have their 2021 membership covered through their 2020 payment. This process has to be cross-referenced manually, so after the member registers without payment, it needs to be checked and then authorized - which may take a bit of time … and on the member’s profile page will show PENDING until it is authorized. All other members are required to pay for their membership through PayPal or via the Credit / Debit Card link on the PayPal site.No personal or association cheques will be accepted from this point onwards … the BCBUA is turning towards a paperless financial association.For umpires that are joining the BCBUA for the first time in 2021, they can go to bcbua.ca and click on the “Become a Member” link and follow the prompts. Please inform new umpires that the Passwords on the BCBUA site are not encrypted and that a password used for the BCBUA site SHOULD NOT be used for any other site. Hopefully this can be changed in the near future.Once the member has completed their membership process for 2021, they can then register for a clinic. They can chose the appropriate level (Level 1 / Level 2 / Super Clinic (for advanced Level 2 members and above - at a $50 additional cost) which all show a February 1 date - however that is a place holder date only. The dates of the Level 1 and Level 2 online clinics are:Saturday - March 13th, 9am-1pmWed/Thur - March 17/18, 6:30-8:30pm (both evenings must be attended to complete the session)Sunday - March 21st, 10am-2pmWed/Thur - March 24/25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (both evenings must be attended to complete the session)Saturday, March 27th, 10am-2pmSunday, March 28th, 1pm - 5pmSaturday - April 3, 9am -1pmSaturday - April 10, 9am - 1pmSunday, April 18th, 1pm - 5pmJerry P. Tregaskis, UICNewton Canadian BaseballP: 604-813-5643
UMPIRE INFORMATION - 2020
Welcome to the 2020 Season!
I am pleased to join Newton Canadian Baseball as the Senior Umpire in Chief for the upcoming season. Please email me (contact info below) to confirm you are returning for the 2020 season (or if you are a new umpire, wanting to attend our clinic).
Minimum birth year is 2008.
Clinic dates and registration
New umpires: Please register with BCBUA (www.bcbua.ca). Select the "Registration" tab (BCBUA Registration), and fill out the required information. Log in, and register for a clinic under the "Clinics" tab.
Returning umpires: Sign in to your BCBUA account, renew your membership, and register for a clinic under the "Clinics" tab.
If you have umpired for 3 years or more, you are encouraged to register for the Level 2 clinic at one of the local clinics offered by BCBUA (https://members.bcbua.ca/?pg=clinics), the Newton clinic is Saturday February 29, 2020 for both Level 1 and Level 2 at Kinvig Elementary
If you are a new umpire, and were born in 2007 or 2008, please sign up for our level one clinic, which will primarily cover "non-leadoff" baseball (Mosquito and Tadpole)
If you are a returning umpire, and were born in 2006 or earlier, please sign up for the level two clinic. This clinic will cover "lead-off" baseball (Pee-Wee and above).
Clinic dates fill up quickly; please register as soon as possible.
BCBUA Membership fees are $35 for youth umpires (13 and under), and $65 for other umpires.
Junior Men’s, Midget AAA and Midget AA - TBD.
Pee Wee to Bantam – Margaret Waddell
Tadpole (Summer ball) and Mosquito - TBD
Umpire assignments will be done primarily by email through the scheduler system as happened last year. Assignments will be given out and the umpire will have 48 hours to accept or reject the assignment. Otherwise, the assignment may be moved to another umpire. Once accepted, an assignment is expected to be fulfilled unless there is a very good explanation. Giving up an assignment for insufficient reason may result in the loss of future game assignments.
|CAP||Caps bearing the BCBUA logo|
|SHIRTS||Black or Light Blue shirts bearing the BCBUA logo|
|Pants||Gray (preferred), or black. No jeans or shorts|
|Shoes||Black (no metal cleats)|
Plate umpire equipment will be provided at the park and umpires are encouraged to get their own masks for sanitary reasons. Newton association provides the umpire shirt, hat and a ball bag kit to new umpires, provided they umpire at least 4 games. Anyone umpiring Bantam games or above should use their own equipment.
Please do your best to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. Feel free to email or phone me if you have any further questions. I’m looking forward to a great season and to working with you all.
UIC, Newton Canadian Baseball
6663 Stoney Crescent, Delta