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2020 General Information

Current registration numbers are outpacing 2019 by a large margin, so this should reflect in additional House League Teams.

In order to meet these demands, we are hoping for a significant increase in Umpire numbers.  If you know of anyone that is interested, please forward this email to them.  You must be a minimum age of 12 years to be considered, (2008 Birth year).
If you have any questions regarding Umpiring, please contact our Umpire in Chief, Jim Taylor at umpire2020jt@bell.net

Baseball Oshawa will be hosting/conducting three (3) Clinics this Spring. Information will be provided if you are unable to attend these, on dates of the other EOBA Centres.

You are invited to attend one of the four dates noted below.  
Find out what it entails to become an Umpire (ie: Certification/Registration; Costs & General Information).  
To be an Umpire you must be 12 years old + (birth year 2008 +).

Location:  Delpark Homes Centre (formerly Legends Centre) Harmony Rd N

•    Monday February 10 -- 7 pm to 9 pm (Activity Room #2)
•    Saturday February 15 --  9 am to 11 am (Activity Room #2)
•    Wednesday February 19 -- 7 pm to 9 pm (Activity Room #2)
•    Sunday February 23 – 9 am to 11 am (Activity Room #2) 

Contact Information:  Jim Taylor, OLMBA UiC – umpire2020jt@bell.net

UMPIRE CLINICS for 2020

Level I / II – ALL Level I & II Umpires MUST attend a recertification course annually.  

UMPIRE APPAREL / EQUIPMENT  

Apparel – to consist of Black Cap, Black Shirt (Powder Blue – optional), dark grey slacks, black turf / cross-trainer shoes (can have some white), black socks, black belt, black jacket & an Athletic Supporter

Equipment – Mask, Chest Protector, Shin Guards, Brush & Indicator

Further instructions will be provided on purchasing these items.

PRE-SEASON General Meeting

Jim Taylor
OLMBA UIC

Why become an umpire?

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.

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.

What will Baseball Oshawa do for me?
Ensures that clinics are run by Baseball Oshawa and Baseball Ontario approved clinicians, many whom are nationally and internationally successful umpires.
When at all possible, you will be paired with more experienced  umpires to help you with any on-field concerns that might arise.
Baseball Oshawa ensures you are paid on a regular basis throughout the season.

How do I get started?
Check Baseball Oshawa website for clinic dates.
Email: umpire2020jt@bell.net