UMPIRE UPDATE - 2023
Welcome to the 2023 Season!
Minimum birth year is 2013.
Clinic dates and registration
New umpires: Please register with BCBUA (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).
If you are a new umpire, and were born in 2012 or 2013, 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 2011 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 Annual Membership fees are $20 for junior umpires (11 and under), $35 for youth umpires (13 and under), and $65 for other umpires (14+). Newton executive will reimburse our Newton members with proof of receipt. Please send a copy of the receipt to email@example.com
Junior Men’s, Midget AAA and Midget AA - Jerry Tregaskis
Pee Wee and Bantam – Kellie Simicak
Tadpole and Mosquito - Andrew James
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.