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.

 

Umpire Opportunities Overview

Every year, MBA relies on members of our community to umpire baseball games. Interested in a flexible paying summer job?  Love the game of baseball and want to give back to the community?  

We have more than 70 MBA players registered for our program in 2022! There are no minimum number of games required. Games are all local on MBA community fields. Our umpire program has three phases based on experience level and is open to all.

 

When can you sign up to join the program?

Registration to umpire for the 2022 season is now live. Please click here 

https://www.leagueathletics.com/UserForm.asp?RegID=227538&org=minnetonkabaseball.org

When will you be able to sign up for games?

We are targeting to open up the signups on April 4th.

 

What are the different umpire programs available? The program will be based on your age and experience level as outlined below.

  • Phase I: Community 8 Apprentice
  • Phase II: Community 9 Umpire
  • Phase III: Travel 9 +  Umpire in Connection with North Metro Umpire Association 

 

Phase I: Community 8 Apprentice

Who: New Umpires ages 13-16. You must turn 13 during 2022.

What: Allows new umpires to gain experience in a less competitive environment.  Umpires will officiate MBA Community 8 games. There are no pitchers, but balls and strikes are called.   The focus will be on knowing the rules, positioning, and making the call.  

Fees: $20 for a game. Paid twice per season.

Training: New umpires are required to attend ONE of the training sessions prior to the season (date TBD).

Equipment: All umpires will be provided with an umpire hat and t-shirt free at no cost. All other equipment such as chest protectors, indictors and leg guards are available at all MBA field equipment boxes. 

How To Sign Up: MBA website

 

Phase II: Community 9 Umpires

Who: Graduates of the Community 8 Umpire Apprentice program (ages 13 – 16)

What: 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 Apprentice program and applying to a competitive environment with live pitching.

Fees: $35 for a game. Paid twice per season.‚Äč

Training: New umpires are required to attend ONE of the training sessions prior to the season (date TBD).

Equipment: All umpires will be provided with an umpire hat and t-shirt free at no cost. All other equipment such as chest protectors, indictors and leg guards are available at all MBA field equipment boxes.

How To Sign Up: MBA website

 

 

Phase III: Travel 9+ In Connection With North Metro Umpire Association

Who: Graduates of the Community 9 Umpire Program.  All Umpires through NMUA must be at least 14 years old (Turn 14 during 2022)

What: Umpires will officiate competitive travel games 

Fees: Typically $60 for a game. Umpires will be paid fees according to NMUA and MBL. 

Training: Umpires are required to attend ONE of the training sessions prior to the season (date TBD).

Equipment: Umpires are responsible for their own equipment purchase. 

How to Sign Up: https://nmua.net/