Umpire Certification/Resources (Exeter Minor Ball)

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Baseball Ontario Umpire Clinics

Never umpired before?....We'll help get you started!

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 annual 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. While these are usually in-person clinics, and last about 6-8hrs, due to COVID-19, these clinics will remain online again for 2022.

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


On-Field Workshop for 2022

In addition to the online clinic, EMB is going to hold a on-field workshop (TBD). This is a great opportunity to review material that was covered in the on-line clinic, as well as clarify any questions you may have.

We expect all umpires to attend as we will review any potential changes to the coming season around umpiring, as well as touch base on any supplementary training initiatives, and uniform/equipment needs. This is also a great opportunity for our more experienced umpires to help work with the newer, less experienced ones.


Workshop Date to be determined!

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Rules of Baseball

2021 Official Rules of Baseball (MLB)

Baseball Ontario Website
Baseball Ontario Rules
Lightening Guideline
Bench Restriction Rule

Western Ontario Baseball Association (WOBA)
Quick League Reference Rules Chart (WOBA)

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