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Prospective Umpires

The Bloomington-Normal Baseball Association is seeking candidates for Umpire. Applications will be available
in March 2022, and must be filled out completely and turned in to the office. You must be 14 or older to be an
Umpire in the BNBA. You do not need to be patched, but you will be required to attend a clinic, or clinics that
will take place in April/May 2022. Compensation for BNBA Umpires is $25 per game, and $35 per game for
patched umpires. Games usually begin in mid May and ends late July. Once the schedule is complete, BNBA
will post it on Sign Up Genius, at which time you will be able to sign up for as many games as you wish.

Why Umpire?

Umpiring is a challenging and rewarding job. It requires confidence, the ability to make good judgements and
a good knowledge of the rules. To be a good umpire, you must learn to be authoritative, yet always remain
calm. The best umpires are those who love and respect the game of baseball and enjoy being part of every
game they work. The money they earn is only an additional benefit. As an umpire you will gain immeasurable
leadership experience that will help you throughout your life.
Umpiring is not suited for everyone, since decisions are made every single pitch and every single play. A good
umpire must concentrate fully on the game, anticipating the next move. They must also realize that mistakes
are part of the job, and acknowledging them and learning from them, without losing confidence, is most
important. You must always remember that you are there for the participants, who depend on you for the
fairness of the game.

The training/information day for umpires has been set for Saturday, May 7, 2022
at O'Neil Park(BNBA office). Arrive 15 minutes early, and if you have not filled out
an application and information form, you will need to do so before you leave.
The meeting begins at 1pm and for some will last until 4pm, depending on your

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Bloomington-Normal Baseball Association

P.O. Box 3324 
Bloomington, Illinois 61702

Phone: 309-829-2129
Email: [email protected]

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