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SOMBA Umpires

South Okanagan Minor Baseball's officiating is overseen by our Umpire in Chief, Mr. Lorne Raymond.

We use only BC Baseball Umpires Association (BCBUA) members for our officiating. Membership in their association provides ongoing training, insurance, mentorship and many more benifits.

We play by the rules set out by BC Minor Baseball. A copy of the rules can be found on their website.

SOMBA is pleased to participate in the British Columbia Baseball Umpires’ Association (BCBUA) mentorship program. The program is designed “to build and develop competency in our umpires, by providing credible and consistent feedback that supports BCBUA/Baseball BC rules, mechanics and philosophies.” The goal is to provide a practical mechanism for supporting young umpires in their development beyond what they learned at the annual clinic.

In practice, more experienced umpires will be paired with younger, developing umpires at an appropriate level of play and will provide on-field guidance during the games as well as subsequent verbal and written feedback. The focus is to be on positive and practical direction, comments and support that will promote the ongoing development of our young officials. While the pool of senior umpires is limited, it is hoped that every young umpire will be given the opportunity to work with a mentor on at least a couple of occasions during the spring season.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Lorne Raymond at or 250-488-5125.

SOUTH OKANAGAN MINOR BASEBALL ASSOCIATION will be hosting a Level 1 & 2 Umpires Clinic and is inviting all those who umpired in past years and all those wanting to become a baseball umpire to attend. If you are wishing to umpire for SOMBA, you must...


South Okanagan Minor Baseball

Mailing Address:
#113-437 Martin St., #259
Penticton, BC V2A 5L1