UMPIRES WANTED FOR PAA BASEBALL

Updated Thursday February 23, 2017 by Demitri Pagonis.

Boys and girls between ages 13 (by April 30, 2016) and 18 who are interested in umpiring with PAA this coming season are invited to participate in our free umpire training classes.

A series of six (5) classes will begin on February 15 th.  The first four classes are on Wednesday nights and the last session is on a Saturday.  The class structure is as follows:

  • February 15th at Pennwood Middle School:
    • 7:00 – 7:15; registration.  Applies to all new and returning umpires.
    • 7:15 – 7:45; Overview of Arbiter game scheduling system.  Applies to all new and returning umpires.  Parents are encouraged to attend this part of the class.
    • 7:45 – 9:00; returning umpires can ‘test out’ of remaining classes.  Returning umpires who do not pass the test must take the remaining classes.

New umpires begin training on the rules of the game.

  • February 22nd at Edgewood Elementary School:
    • 7:00 – 9:00; Continue training on the rules of the game. 
  • March 1st at Edgewood Elementary School:
    • 7:00 – 9:00; Continue training on the rules of the game. 
  • March 8th at Edgewood Elementary School:
    • 7:00 – 9:00; Test 
  • March 18th - Time and venue TBD:
    • Training in the mechanics of umpiring.  Applies to all new and returning umpires.  
  • March 25th - Makeup date for training on the mechanics of umpiring.  Time and venue TBD.

Umpiring is a great way to learn the game from a new perspective while earning a few dollars.  Home plate umpires receive $20 per game and base umpires receive $15.  

For more information contact the Director of Umpires, Doug Kimball, at dougkimball@verizon.net.