There has been a lot of question on how the umpire clinics would be delivered this year because of the social distancing rules. There has been an update on how those clinics are going to be delivered and it is as followed:
APPLYING FOR A CLINIC AT THE LOCAL LEVEL
Umpires will register for their association's clinic (same as they did last year). Once the Local Association is confident that their umpires are registered, they will let Baseball Ontario know, and Baseball Ontario will provide a login and password to the umpires to complete the online e-learning modules.
Once you have completed the course online, then there will be a waiting period to allow all participants to complete the course, then after all have completed then the course will be checked off as completed.
This portion may take a while, so please be patient and do not hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any question or concerns.
Baseball Ontario has lowered the certification fees for 2020
This approach continues to provide the opportunity for umpires to gain knowledge, education and certification.
ON-FIELD PRACTICE WHEN PERMITTED BY BASEBALL ONTARIO
Each Local Association will also receive an Instructor Guide for their local UIC to lead an on-field practice session (drill field) for their umpires once we can safely resume baseball activity.
For this portion of the training myself and Mei will be reaching out to all participants who have completed the training will get notification about one or multiple on-field training sessions led by myself and hopefully a couple other umpires to allow for more one on one opportunities.
LEVEL 3 UMPIRES
Level 3 Umpires will write the exam (just like they did in 2019)... Exam is available now, and payments already received for SuperClinics will be transferred.
Follow this link http://www.baseballontario.com/Umpires/Club/UmpireClinicMM.aspx?.. for a full listing of Baseball Ontario umpire clinic dates and to register.
Umpire Positioning Information
Two umpire system:
Three umpire system:
If interested in umpiring for the upcoming season, please contact our Umpire-In-Chief (Mickey Kennedy) at email@example.com