Get the BEST seat in the house and become an UMPIRE with All Stars!

All Stars Baseball Club is always looking for people – men and women – interested in umpiring during the Spring/Summer Baseball season. We have a core group of enthusiastic and qualified officials in this, the noblest – and most necessary – of sporting roles. We can guarantee plenty of support for newcomers and will provide the opportunity to work with and be mentored by experienced umpires.

Experienced and widely respected umpire John Proper is responsible for coordinating Umpires and New Appointments during the 2020/2021 season.

The majority of games are based within Brisbane, but there are games played at other venues – including Ipswich, Redlands, Darra, Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast. If you would like to umpire but perhaps do not want to travel or may not be available every week, please do not be deterred from contacting us. We are flexible.

Although a modest payment is made to appointed accredited umpires, most – probably all – find that there are other, more substantial rewards to be derived from taking up umpiring. It offers the opportunity for former players to stay involved in the game, to “give something back”, to maintain old friendships and to form new ones.

There is also the satisfaction of, simply, doing a good job.

Umpires obtain and maintain a National Accreditation, by completing an umpiring course during the year. Various levels of courses are conducted throughout the year by Queensland Baseball Umpires Association (QBUA).

To become a Level 0 – Community Umpire, you will need to:

  • Complete the ASC Officiating General Principals course: https://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/resources/officials/onlineofficial
  • Attend a 2hr practical instruction session
  • Complete a written exam

To increase your accreditation to a Level 1 – Association Umpire, you will need to:

  • Successfully complete the Community Umpire Program as a pre-requisite (Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Current Competency will be available).
  • Properly register on BA’s recognised National Sporting Database.
  • Complete 6 hours of Instructor-led or self-paced training on baseball rules and interpretations
  • Complete 6 hours of Practical Instruction based on the Two-Umpire System
  • Complete and pass the Association Umpire theory exam (70% Pass Mark)
  • Complete Two practical game assessments by qualified umpire assessor (Blue Shirt Umpires)

Additional Suggested Learning Material (Not required)

  • The Virtual Umpire Camp

⚾Little League, Junior League or Senior League Umpires

QBUA will run special courses to equip umpires with the specifics of programs that come under the umbrella of Little League International. There will be no ASC accreditation for these: the courses are additional training that are designed to help those wishing to officiate in these events.

⚾Little League Umpire Education – you will need to complete:

  • a 2hr Little League rules and mechanics update
  • and pass the Little League theory exam

⚾Junior League Umpire Education – you will need to complete:

  • a 2hr Junior League rules and mechanics update
  • and be assessed as competent by a qualified umpire assessor

⚾Senior League Umpire Education – you will need to complete:

  • a 2hr Senior League rules and mechanics update
  • and be assessed as competent by a qualified umpire assessor

To increase your accreditation to a Level 2 – State Umpire, you will need to:

  • Successfully complete the Association Umpire Program.
  • Complete 6hrs of Instructor-led or self-paced training on baseball rules and interpretations
  • Complete 6hrs of practical instruction
  • Complete and pass the State Umpire theory exam
  • Complete two practical game assessments by a qualified umpire assessor

To increase your accreditation to a Level 3 – National Umpire, you will need to:

  • Successfully attend and perform at U16, U18 or U23 National Youth Championships.
  • Provide evidence of participation in the National Umpiring Professional Development Program
  • Complete 4 Practical Assessments at U16, U18 or U23 National Youth Championships by SDU, NYC Umpire Coordinator, NYC Umpire Mentor or HTO. These assessments can also be carried out at the ABL Level should an umpire be elevated to this level prior to satisfying the above requirements at the NYC Level.

To increase your accreditation to a Level 4 & 5 – International Umpires, you will need to complete the below:

Junior International Umpire

  • Must have umpired at the previous NYC for the age group nominating for at the WBSC Level
  • Evidence of assessment at this level must also be provided by SDU to HTO before the nomination can be accepted.
  • Selection by WBSC to a junior international tournament (Not including Under 12).
  • Nomination for these tournaments are accepted by the HTO. This does not exclude the possibility that WBSC Director of Umpiring can contact an umpire directly for his/ her availability and accept that nomination directly. In this instance, the umpire shall inform the HTO immediately of this contact.
  • Selection by WBSC to a senior international tournament, Olympic qualifier, World Baseball Classic and/or its qualifiers.

Senior International Umpire

  • Nomination for these tournaments are accepted by the HTO. This does not exclude the possibility that WBSC Director of Umpiring can contact an umpire directly for his/ her availability and accept that nomination directly. In this instance, the umpire shall inform the HTO immediately of this contact.
  • Selection by WBSC to a senior international tournament, Olympic qualifier, World Baseball Classic and/or its qualifiers.

Umpire Accreditation expires after 3 years unless the umpire:

  • Officiates at the minimum level for that accreditation on a yearly basis and
  • Attends annual rules and mechanics update sessions (minimum 6 hours per year)
  • Junior and Senior International umpires will need to meet the criteria for National Umpire to retain the International status

An umpire who allows their accreditation to lapse for two or more years must complete all education and assessment requirements to re-gain their accreditation at the previous level. The sole exception to this will be an umpire who has attained International status; these individuals may return to working at a National level even after the two years have elapsed.

To discuss becoming an Umpire, please contact John Proper 🖳 gc2.allstarsbaseballclub@outlook.com