Umpiring is a great way for youth, teens and adults to get involved with the game. A lot of umpires are often current or former players and coaches, however, no baseball background is required to pursue certification as an umpire.
Individuals must be a minimum of 12 years old in order to start working towards a Level 1 certification.
The amount an umpire gets paid per game depends on the division (Mosquito, Pee Wee, etc.), the caliber (A, AA, AAA), their level of certification and the umpire's role (home plate or bases). The Lacombe Minor Baseball Association follows the umpire fees established by Baseball Alberta which varies from $35 - $50 per game.
Along with umpiring individual league games, local umpires often have the opportunity to umpire in local tournaments. In the past, surrounding associations have relied on umpires from Lacombe to umpire in their community (eg. Blackfalds, Clive, Ponoka, etc.).
Please click on the following Baseball Alberta links for additional information about umpiring or contact the Umpire and Facility Director listed on the Executive page.
The LMBA has been selected as a host site in Central Alberta for Level 1 and 2 umpire clinics this spring.
Year 1 - Offence (odd numbered years)
Year 2 - Defense (even numbered years)
Year 1 - Offense (2018)
Year 2 - Defense (2019)
Year 3 - Game Management (2017)
Year 1 - Online Exam Only
Year 2 - Online Exam Only
Year 3 - Level 3 Clinic (next level 3 clinic will be in 2019)
*** Preregistration is required. Please register by accessing the RAMP registration page here: https://www.rampregistrations.com/login?v3=6b39ae880b
Clicking the Official tab will take you through the registration process.
Here is some information on what the LMBA provides to our Umpires and what they are required to provide for themselves in the 2019 season:
What the LMBA provides to new Umpires who will be umping for us, these items are yours to keep:
What the LMBA gives access to in the event that a new Umpire does not have yet:
What the new Umpire will need to provide themselves right away:
While the LMBA does have the masks and chest protectors to loan out if needed the expectation is that each Umpire will acquire their own. It is understandable that this does pose a bit of an investment to the Umpire, which may be challenging out of the gate for some. To help offset these costs the LMBA has decided to continue past the past practice of reimbursing LMBA Umpires their Umpire Clinic registration fee (excluding the service charge if paid by credit card). In order to recieve these funds back we require that the Umpire ump a minimum of 3 games in the upcoming season for the LMBA
None of the above should come as a surprise and hopefully you have all of your required equipment as the LMBA will not be providing the hat, shirt or Ump Kit. You are required to supply your own equipment. If needed, there is loaner equipment available to fill a short term gap. We request that you use this as a last resort.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact the Umpire and Facility Director, Mike Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org