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Information from BCBUA regarding the 2020 Spring Season

Below is a letter from the BCBUA president regarding the cancelled spring season, as it pertains to umpire training.  I have also attached the BCBUA Level 1 and Level 2 umpire training workbooks for those who were planning to attend a training session.  According to Kevin Burk, our BCBUA Okanagan representative,  "BCBUA is working on other means & methods to present the necessary information to our young umpires to not only keep them current but to continue to keep them engaged. "  We will update you when we hear more.

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 mlr1@telus.net or 250-488-5125.

Below is a letter from the BCBUA president regarding the cancelled spring season, as it pertains to umpire training.  I have also attached the BCBUA Level 1 and Level 2 umpire training workbooks for those who were planning to attend a training session.  According to Kevin Burk, our BCBUA Okanagan representative,  "BCBUA is working on other means & methods to present the necessary information to our young umpires to not only keep them current but to continue to keep them engaged. "  We will update you when we hear more.

 March 17, 2020

 

On March 13, 2020, BCBUA announced that it would suspend all IN PERSON baseball operations until the end of March due to COVID-19, consistent with a similar announcement from Baseball Canada. 

Baseball BC has now also served notice that they will be shutting down in person baseball operations indefinitely.  In view of widely publicized developments in British Columbia and Canada, BCBUA baseball operations are suspended indefinitely.  

THIS INCLUDES THE NATIONAL CLINIC AND UMPIRE ACADEMY THAT WERE SCHEDULED FOR APRIL... [more...]

Level 1/2 Baseball Umpires’ Clinic Saturday, March 28, 2020...

Level 1/2 Baseball Umpires’ Clinic Saturday, March 28, 2020

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South Okanagan Minor Baseball

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