Do you have a passion for Ball? Would you like to earn some extra cash this spring/summer? Ponoka Minor Ball is looking for individuals to help us keep the games going by becoming Umpires. Send us your contact information and we can tell you more about upcoming Umpire clinics and free training. Or keep reading below for additional information and links to umpiring both baseball and softball.
Umpiring is a great way for youth, teens and adults to get involved with ball games. A lot of umpires are often current or former players and coaches. However, no baseball background is required to pursue certification as an umpire and it's a great way to make some extra cash.
Individuals must be a minimum of 12 years old in order to start working towards their umpire certifications.
The amount an umpire gets paid per game depends on the category of ball, the age division, the caliber/level, their level of certification and the umpire's role (home plate or bases). The Ponoka Minor Ball Association follows the umpire fees established by each of the provincial organizations which varies from $30 - $60 per game.
Along with umpiring individual league games, local umpires often have the opportunity to umpire in local tournaments.
Please click on the following Baseball Alberta links for additional information about umpiring or contact the Baseball Coordinator listed on the Executive page.
*Please note the closest Baseball Umpiring Clinic is happening in Lacombe on April 22, 2023*
Saturday, March 25, 2023 - RED DEER - 9am to 4pm (Location TBD)
Saturday, April 15, 2023 - BLACKFALDS - 9am to 4pm (St.Gregory the Great School)
Saturday, April 15, 2023 - RIMBEY- 9am to 4pm (Vern Poffenroth Arena)
Saturday, April 22, 2023 - LACOMBE- 9am to 4pm (Lacombe Upper Elementary School)
Please click on the following Softball Canada and Softball Alberta links for additional information about umpiring or contact the Softball Coordinator listed on the Executive page.