At any age and any level of competition, umpiring is an excellent opportunity to be an vital part of the game. There are many benefits to becoming a certified umpire in Ontario:
• Growing you network of colleagues and friends
• Growing your understanding of baseball through ongoing education
• Strengthening your skills in leadership, communication, self confidence and teamwork
• Competitive pay
• A flexible, customizable assignment schedule of your choosing
• Opportunities for advancement, working towards higher levels of certification and notable assignments
• Involvement in a respected community organization and experience for your resume
How To Become An Umpire For The 2023 Season
All umpires in Ontario are certified by Baseball Ontario, with local associations such as the Mississauga Southwest Baseball Association guiding umpires through this process.
The certification process will take place during February, March, and April of 2023 for the 2023 season. While the process has evolved over the past few years as a result of pandemic restrictions, certification for the 2023 season will likely include online learning that umpires will complete at home on their own time, as well as an on-field clinic for all MSBA umpires.
There is no minimum age requirement to become an umpire. Umpire will require ability to travel to nearby diamonds, as well as their own email address to remain in contact with the Umpire-In-Chief. (Parents can be copied on communications.)
If you are interested in receiving information about umpire certification in the spring of 2023, please click on the link below and fill in your information. Submitting your information does not commit you to the process, it simply insures you will be provided the information as it becomes available in the spring.
2023 UMPIRE PROGRAM EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Program Leadership and Contact Information
Adam De Caire
Our Umpire-In-Chief Adam De Caire got his start in baseball from a young age playing with MSBA. Adam began umpiring in his early teens while still playing, and has been involved in the game ever since. Adam currently holds a Level 5B certification, is a Senior Course Conductor with Baseball Ontario and Baseball Canada, and has umpired or supervised umpires at seven Baseball Canada national events. Adam works closely with all levels of our program, providing appropriate learning and development to umpires of all ages and certification levels.
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