All Umpire training will be a "hybrid" of online self-guided learner (~2 hours) plus a 4 hour in-person Umpire Camp!!
Level 1 and Level 2: Umpire Camp will be on Sunday April 2, 11am-3pm @ All Saints High School (5115 Kanata Ave)
Level 3 umpires: it's a Super-Camp year - locations are being planned and posted on OBA website - stay tuned.
>>What you need to do now<<
1) support and build-up our umpires through increased training and comradeship while creating a "KBA Umpiring Crew" where all umpires feel safe, valued and proud to belong.
2) Provide a means for umpires to ask questions/seek clarification from the Umpire In Chief(s) (UICs) (email alias, text, FAQ etc)
3) Provide a means for Coaches to give feedback on umpire performance at their games
4) Umpire recognition and retention plans
5) Improve umpire equipment and uniform provided by the league
KBA Advanced Umpire Certification Training: Pre-season training
Perks for Umps who complete this new "KBA Advanced Umpire Certification" training
1) Game scheduling priority
2) Additional pay (+$5/game)
3) Increased knowledge & confidence
In-Season Training Plan:
1) Early May: on-field training (by KBA UIC's) *mandatory for new umpires, beneficial for all, bring your baseball glove*
2) May-June (spring season): personal evaluation report of each umpire (by UIC)
3) Late June: on-field positioning refresher training
4) July-Aug (summer season): 2nd personal evaluation report for each umpire (by UIC)
Any Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org