Minnetonka Baseball Association is a program of service to the youth of our community. It is geared to provide an outlet of healthful activity and training under good leadership in an atmosphere of wholesome community participation.

 

2019 Community 8 Umpire Apprentice Program Minnetonka Baseball Association

 

Minnetonka Community 8 Umpire Apprentice Program

For New Umpires (ages 13 – 16)

 

Once again, MBA will offer the Community 8 Umpire Apprentice program.  This program is designed to allow new umpires a chance to try it out in a less competitive environment.  Umpires will officiate Community 8 games, where there are no pitchers, but balls and strikes are called (no walks or called out on strikes).   The focus will be on knowing the rules, positioning, and making the call.  

 

  • Umpires must be at least 13 years old (Turn 13 during 2019)

  • Umpires will be paid $20 for a game.

  • All apprentice umpires will be required to attend one, no cost, 1 ½ hour training/meeting held  at Bennett Family Park, Monday April 15thand 17th,  6:00-7:30pm.  You only need to attend one of the two trainings.

  • Umpires cannot be in the Community 8 program for more than two years. Umpires are eligible to move to the Community 9 umpire program after one year as a Community 8 Umpire Apprentice. 

  • Umpires cannot umpire in both the Community 8 and Community 9 program at the same time

If you are interested in the Umpire Apprentice Program, you must register here:  Apprentice Umpire Registration.  This program has become very popular and will fill up.  Please register early to secure your spot.

 

2019 Community 9 Umpire Apprentice Program Minnetonka Baseball Association

 

**NEW** Minnetonka Community 9 Umpire Program**NEW**

For graduates of the Community 8 Umpire Apprentice program (ages 14 – 16)

 

Umpires will officiate Community 9 games, where there are live pitchers. The new program is designed to help further the development of our community umpires who have trained in the Community 8 Umpire Apprentice program. The focus will be on building the knowledge they obtained in the Community 8 Umpire Apprentice program, and applying to a competitive environment with live pitching.

 

  • Umpires must have had at least one year experience in the Community 8 Umpire Apprentice program

  • Umpires will be paid $35 for a game.

  • Umpires cannot umpire in both the Community 8 and Community 9 program at the same time

  • All umpires will be required to attend one of the no cost training sessions. Training is hosted by NMUA. 

    • 4/6/2019 Saturday -  Minnetonka HS West Gym 8:30AM - 1:00PM 

    • 4/20/2019 Saturday -  Minnetonka HS West Gym 8:30AM - 1:00PM 

If you are interested in the Minnetonka Community 9 Umpire Program, click here to register.  This program has extremely high interest and will fill up fast.  Please register early to secure your spot.

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North Metro Umpires Association Community League and Travel 10 and older

 

Minnetonka Baseball Association (MBA) uses the North Metro Umpire Association (NMUA) for managing our umpires for all MBA games for 10 year olds and up.  MBA and NMUA are committed to using local umpires whenever possible.  This year, North Metro will hold a training session in the Minnetonka area as well as others around the Twin Cities.  If you are interested in umpiring for MBA for the upcoming 2019 season, please register on the NMUA website http://www.nmua.net/Register early to make sure you secure your spot. Available training dates are below. Locations are listed below:

   

  • Saturday April 6 8:30AM to 1:00PM Minnetonka HS East Gym
  • Saturday April 13 8:30AM to 1:00PM  Plymouth/Wayzata Central Middle School
  • Tuesday April 16 6:00PM to 9:00PM Plymouth/Wayzata Central Middle School
  • Saturday April 20 8:30AM to 1:00PM Minnetonka HS East Gym

Here are some details: 

 

·       All Umpires through NMUA must be at least 14 years old (Turn 14 during 2019)

·       Umpires will be paid by NMUA and the game fees vary by age and level of competition.

·       As a certified NMUA umpire, you can also work in other communities they serve if you so choose.

For more information on the North Metro Umpire Association and their requirements and expectations visit their website:  http://www.nmua.net/.

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If you have any questions about umpiring in the upcoming 2019 MBA season, please let me know.

 

Pat Finn

Minnetonka Baseball Association