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 Coordinator 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 contacting Sonja Dykslag at (403) 340-4179 or firstname.lastname@example.org