Baseball Ontario Umpire Clinics
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EMB wants to make sure our new umpires have access to great training opportunities to help advance their development.
Umpires are required to take an on line exam (approx. 2 hours) and annual in person clinic to help ensure they continue to refine their knowledge and skills. The clinics are lead by Certified Umpire Instructors, provided through Baseball Ontario. Clinics are typically held in April or May. The in-person clinics last approximately 4hrs.
The following is the break down of umpires first several seasons and their required training levels:
- Year 1: Level 1.1 (Level 1 Clinic) Paid by Umpire
- Year 2: Level 1.2 (Level 1 Clinic) Paid by Umpire
- Year 3: Level 2.1 (Level 2 Clinic) Paid by Umpire
- Year 4: Level 2.2 (Level 2 Clinic) Paid by Umpire
- Year 5: Level 2.3 (Level 2 Clinic) Paid by Umpire
- Year 6: Level 3.1 (Level 3 Clinic) Paid by Umpire
Rules of Baseball
2021 Official Rules of Baseball (MLB)
Baseball Ontario Website
Baseball Ontario Rules
Bench Restriction Rule
Western Ontario Baseball Association (WOBA)
Quick League Reference Rules Chart (WOBA)
Huron Perth Softball League Rules 2001 (huronperthfastball.ca)
The following rule changes will be implemented for the 2023 Season.
6.1a The number of active PWSA (Competitive Players) on any team is restricted to 2 players. They must have played in the Huron Perth League for the past two years, they may play any position except for Pitcher or Catcher.
New Rule – 6.1c In the U21 Division the number of NCAA Players and/or Players that have a scholarship in the United States is restricted to 2 players. They must have played in the Huron Perth League for the past two years, they may play any position except for Pitcher or Catcher.
6.12 Infield Fly Rule – Will NOT be in effect for U11.
7.1 A player may move up, as required, from the team signed with, to play with a team in the higher age division if both teams are registered in the Huron Perth League. A player may not be pulled down from an older age division they are signed with, to field a team. Players may affiliate with one team only within the Huron Perth League. Cross affiliation is permitted not for the purposes of competitive advantage but to field a maximum of 10 players on a team.