St. Catharines Minor Baseball Association Inc. (SCMBA) will be hosting their Annual Umpire Level 1 & Level 2 Umpire Clinics on Saturday, April 25, from 08:30 to 16:30. These clinics will be held at Governor Simcoe Secondary School.
DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 CRISIS, THE ABOVE IN-PERSON CLINIC HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Umpire training for the 2020 Season will be done ONLINE.
The process to register for the clinics will remain the SAME as previous years. Umpires will be required to register for these clinics via the Baseball Ontario website. There is a link for new umpires, as well as returning umpires. At the clinic registration page, please be sure to click on the St. Catharines clinic listing.
Once all umpires have registered, Baseball Ontario will send out the clinic details to the umpires.
SCMBA will cover the cost of Level 1 clinics ($25) for umpires who officiate for SCMBA. Umpires are required to complete two years of Level 1 before being eligible to move to Level 2. Those umpires progressing to Level 2 will be required to pay for their Level 2 (and all above) clinics ($45).
FOR THE 2020 SEASON, SCMBA WILL COVER THE COSTS OF THE CLINICS FOR BOTH LEVEL 1 AND LEVEL 2 UMPIRES WHO ARE UMPIRING WITH WITH ST. CATHARINES MINOR BASEBALL ASSOCIATION.
*** UMPIRES MUST COMPLETE TRAINING IN 2020 IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THEIR LEVELS,
IRREGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS A BASEBALL SEASON!! ***
AS PER NORMAL RULES, IF TRAINING IS NOT COMPLETED THEN THE UMPIRE WILL DROP A LEVEL. AGAIN, THIS IS TRUE EVEN IF WE END UP LOSING THE 2020 PLAYING SEASON.