Get into Baseball Umpiring
Baseball Umpiring is an excellent way to stay in the great game of Baseball and earn some extra money!
When you become an umpire there are many opportunities for you to progress to a higher level. The pathway for umpires is very similar to that of a player. You can start at your local club and progress your way through to the international level umpiring both tournaments and overseas competitions.
5 Reasons to become an Umpire...
- The challenge and enjoyment of managing an exciting baseball game from the 'best seat in the house'.
- The opportunities to umpire at club, regional, state, national and even the international level by progressing through the development pathway.
- The camaraderie within the umpiring fraternity.
- The chance to supplement your income whilst pursuing your hobby.
- To play a key role in the future of the great sport of baseball.
Umpires obtain and maintain a National Accreditation, which can be obtained by completing an umpiring course during the year. Various levels of courses are conducted throughout the year by the State Director of Umpiring.
- Level 0 - Junior and Senior Club games
- Level 1 - Paid Senior Club games, State Championships
- Level 2 - U14, U15 Girls & U16 National Championships
- Level 3 - U18, U23 & Women's National Championships
- Level 4 - Australian Baseball League/Claxton Shield
- Level 5 - International Competition
State Director of Umpiring (DOU)
The DOU is the person appointed by Baseball Victoria to provide strategic direction and development for all Baseball Umpires in Victoria. The DOU, and his assistant, work closly with Baseball Victoria staff, Associations and Clubs to provide:
- Umpire appointments for regional, state and national competitions (Associations appoint an Appointments Coordinator to allocate club games to umpires)
- Training and Accreditation
- Policy and Quality Standards
- Ensuring Baseball is maintained in a good light
To discuss the range of Baseball Victoria programs for Umpiring, please contact the Director of Umpiring on 0409 704 459.
Baseball Umpires Association of Victoria (BUAV)
The BUAV is the representative body for Baseball Umpires in Victoria. The BUAV aim to provide leadership and advocacy
More information about the Association and their activities is available from the BUAV Website - www.vicumpires.baseball.com.au
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