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2023 UMPIRE NEWS

ALL Umpires who plan to umpire games at Ballwin Athletic Association will need to register HERE by completing the 2023 Umpire Employee Application. Below you will find the upcoming 2023 Umpire Informational Meetings and Training Dates. 

Umpires must be 13 years old before they can begin umpiring. If you turn 13 after the season begins, you should still attend the informational meeting and trainings.

Informational Meetings (All Umpires Need to Attend 1 Meeting) 

Wed. Jan. 18, 2023 6:30-7:30pm
Sun. Jan 22, 2023 12-1pm
Sun. Feb. 5, 2023 12-1pm

Test Review (Umpires with 3 or less years experience or new to STLWEST must attend 1 meeting)

Wed. Feb. 15, 2023 6-8pm
Sun. Feb. 19, 2023 12-2pm

Video Training (Umpires with 3 or less years experience need to attend 1 meeting)

Thur. Feb 23, 2023 6-8pm
Sun. Feb. 26, 2023 12-2pm

On Field Training (Umpires with 3 or less years experience need to attend 1 meeting)

Sat. Mar. 11, 2023 12-3pm
Wed. Mar. 15, 2023 6-9pm
Sun. Mar. 19, 2023 12-3pm

Scrimmage Games (Sign ups for these games will take place at other trainings. These game are for 1st or 2nd Year Umpires ONLY)

Mon. Mar. 20, 2023 6-8pm
Wed. Mar. 22, 2023 6-8pm
Fri. Mar. 24, 2023 6-9pm


To register complete Umpire Application then email Jason Neal

QUESTIONS?   PLEASE EMAIL Jason Neal

BAA Umpire Program Overview

The BAA umpire program is run by the Ballwin Athletic Association Board of Directors.

Requirements:

  • 13 Years or older
  • No experience necessary
  • Complete the 2023 Umpire Employee Application
  • Attend the informational meeting in January
  • Complete all required BAA Employee Forms prior to being scheduled for games
  • Umpires new to BAA and BAA umpires with 3 or less years of experience must attend Training Sessions
    Spring/Summer Training - February and March (TBD)
    Fall Training - July (TBD)  
  • All  umpires are ranked by the age group they are qualified to umpire  
  • Pay is determined by ranking, experience and training attendance
  • Contact Jason Neal if interested.

 Items considered for ranking:
 Years of Experience    Age of the Umpire     Knowledge of Rules    Field Performance      Promptness      Character 

QUESTIONS?  contact Jason Neal

The Umpire Committee thanks you!

Jason Neal (UIC)
Pat Murphy
Marc Dippel
John Hernandez

Ted Repp
Mike Wait

 

 

BAA Uniform Supplies

A 2023 phone list and umpire reponsibilities will be given to you prior to your first game.

Umpire Dress Code 

  • Field 1, 2 & 3 umpires should wear gray pants. 
  • Fields 4, 5 and 6 umpires should wear dark blue, black or gray pants or shorts. 

All Umpires:

  • Dark blue or black hat (w/BAA logo or no logo)
  • Umpire shirt 
  • Bag with clicker and brush 
  • No white shoes

BAA provides all plate gear: Chest protector, shin guards & mask

 

BAA's umpire program includes non-refundable uniform costs:
Shirt:  $35.00 (powder blue BAA shirt)
Hat:    $25.00 (BAA hat optional. You may purchase your own elsewhere if so desired (dark blue or black)
Bag with clicker/plate brush:  $15.00 (optional - you may purchase your own elsewhere if so desired)
Rule Books: BAA will supply