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UMPIRES WANTED

COLLINGWOOD BASEBALL IS LOOKING FOR RESPONSIBLE YOUTHS TO BECOME UMPIRES FOR OUR ASSOCIATION.

TRAINING IS PROVIDED to new umpires.

For More information:

Anyone interested in becoming a Level 1 Umpire must attend a training session.

Returning umpires are required to attend session as well.

As new umpires you must register with Baseball Ontario and create a profile, takes a few seconds then you can register for our clinic in Collingwood TBD . You can register for any of the level 1/2 clinics that are available.

http://www.baseballontario.com/Umpires/ClubForm/forms.aspx?TopMenuID=100010

InformationCMBA@gmail.com

Please pass this along to anyone interested in umpiring this season.

Our affiliate is YORK SIMCOE BASEBALL ASSOC

Club Name is COLLINGWOOD

http://www.baseballontario.com/Umpires/

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: How do I become an umpire for Collingwood Baseball?

A: First you must be at least 12 years old.  All new umpires are required to take an OBA Umpire Clinic to become certified. More information on this can be found by clicking HERE  . The date and time will be posted soon.

Q: What is the umpire uniform and do I need to provide my own?

A: A uniform includes the umpire shirt, cap, plate brush, counter, and belt pouch. Additionally, umpires are required to wear medium grey coloured pants, a black belt and black shoes. Umpires are expected to be wearing this uniform EACH time they step on the field, with no exceptions.

Q: I am only available to umpire certain days of the week. Is the umpire scheduling flexible?

A: Yes. Many of our umpires play on sports teams themselves, or have other commitments on different days of the week. Our schedulers only assign you to games which you have indicated you are able to umpire.

Q: What kind of equipment does an umpire wear?

A: Once umpires have advanced to the Tyke/Mosquito age group they will be required to use shin pads, an umpire mask as well as a chest protector.

Q: Will I get yelled at?

A: While baseball is a highly competitive game, there are rules in place in order to keep arguments at a minimum, as well as to protect the umpires. Collingwood Baseball has zero tolerance for abuse of our umpires. If there are problems, you are always encouraged to contact the Umpire-In-Chief and he will ensure that the situation is looked into.

Q: What is the pay rate?

A: The pay rate for umpires in Collingwood depends on the age level you Umpire. Umpires will officiate all games between the Sr Rookie Level (6-7 year olds) and the Junior Level (Ages 19+), at the house league, select, and Rep levels. The higher the age level the higher the pay rate will be. The pay rates are between $25 and $60 per game.

All first year umpires should expect to begin umpiring at the Junior Rookie and Rookie age groups for house league games only. With experience umpires advance to older divisions.

Parental Code Of Conduct

INTRODUCTION:

Everyone involved in sports – from parents and spectators to athletes, officials and coaches can and should lead by example. The easiest way to do this is to respect the written and unwritten laws of the game.

Commitment:

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Please advise the coach of any of your child’s absences in advance

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Please make sure that your child is on time for games and practices

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Encourage your child to play by the rules of the game

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Consider the physical safety of team players at all times

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Avoid any altercations, physical and verbal, with persons involved with the game

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Remember children play for their enjoyment, not yours

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Make sure your behavior sets a good example

Enthusiasm:

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Please assist in making playing baseball a pleasant experience for all involved by volunteering whenever possible

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Applaud good plays by your team and the opposing team

Respect:

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Respect the role of coaches for being fully responsible for coaching during games

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Do not interfere, let them do their job

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Display respect for the umpire and his/her decisions at all times

Personal Conduct:

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All parks in Collingwood are smoke-free, alcohol-free, drug-free

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Provide only positive comments to all players and spectators (home and visitors)

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Turn defeat into victory by emphasizing the value of honest effort, skill improvement and fair play

This Code of Conduct should be supplemented with a high degree of common sense and keeping the best interests of the players and the game in mind. Please read this Code of Conduct and embrace its content and spirit. Violation of the guidelines will result in disciplinary actions that could include, but are not limited to, verbal and/or written warnings, as well as coach, parental, and in extreme cases, player suspension. Let’s have a great year.

 

ROWAN’S LAW

As you may be aware, the Province of Ontario has recently passed Rowan’s Law meant to ensure concussion protection for youth athletes across the province.  Baseball Ontario is committed to ensuring that our athletes are safe.  Under Rowan’s Law and its regulations, all coaches and umpires are required to review and confirm having reviewed concussion education resources.  This obligation comes into force on July 1, 2019 and has a 60-day window (deadline August 30, 2019) for initial compliance.  This will be an ongoing annual requirement thereafter.  As such, all coaches and umpires participating with Baseball Ontario are required prior to August 30 to:

1. Review the Concussion Education Resource found on the OBA website at https://tinyurl.com/y4bjsnlf

2. Review the applicable OBA Code of Conduct found on the OBA website at https://tinyurl.com/y28tqt2p 

3. Indicate that you have completed steps 1 and 2 by completing the acknowledgement form prior to August 30, 2019 found at  https://tinyurl.com/y3y2ey9r

Coaches and umpires who have not provided the acknowledgement by August 30, 2019 will not be eligible to participate in Baseball Ontario activities.

 

COACHES CORNER

INTRODUCTION:

Everyone involved in sports – from parents and spectators to athletes, officials and coaches can and should lead by example. The easiest way to do this is to respect the written and unwritten laws of the game.

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Brain Injury Information

UPCOMING CLINICS

Coaches! Attend a Coaches Clinic and Collingwood Baseball will pay the costs of those clinics

All Head Coaches need Initiation course

Contact informationcmba@gmail.com for more information

Enthusiasm:

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Catching Drills

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Winter Workouts for Strength

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MLB Workouts

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Baseball Coaches Training Site

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Pitching Grips

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Long Toss for Arm Strength

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Choosing the Proper Bat

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Baseball Rox

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Better Coaches

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PAPERWORK

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2019 COACHES APPLICATION 2019 COACH APP

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COLLINGWOOD MINOR BASEBALL CONSTITUTION 2019

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UMPIRE SUPPORT POLICY

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COMMITTEE POSITIONS NEEDED 2019

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