2019 Baseball/Softball Season News


  • 13 Years to Adults
  • No Experience Necessary
  • Training Dates are posted below
  • Contact BAA Webmaster if interested: 

Every umpire should plan to attend 1 session from each grouping. Please choose 2 practice games.
Send the dates you will be attending to the webmaster at

  • Umpire Info Meeting (30 minutes) Choose 1
      - Tues. Jan. 22   6:30-7:00pm
      - Sun. Jan. 27     12:30 – 1:00pm
      - Sat. Feb. 2       10:00 - 10:30am
  • Test Distribution (30 minutes)      Choose 1
      - Tues. Feb. 12 6:30 – 7:00pm
      - Sat. Feb. 16     12:00-12:30pm 
  • Test Review (2 hours)                   Choose 1
      - Sunday Feb. 24 12:30 – 2:30pm
      - Tues. Feb. 26 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • Video Training (2 hours):             Choose 1
      - Mon. March 4 6:30 – 8:30pm
      - Tues. March 5 6:30 – 8:30pm
  •   On Field Training Plate:             Choose 1
      - Sat. March 9    9:30 – 11:30am
      - Sat March 16   9:30 – 11:30am
  •   On Field Training Field:             Choose 1
      - Sat. March 9  12:00 – 2:00
      - Sat. March 16  12:00 – 2:00
  • Softball on field training:            Choose 1
      - Sun March 10 12:00 – 1:30pm
      - Sun March 24 12:00 – 1:30pm
  • Practice Games:                          Choose 2
      - Sat. March 30  10: FULL, 12: FULL, 2, 4
      - Sun March 31 10, 12: FULL, 2: FULL, 4: FULL
      - Mon. April 1   6pm FULL
      - Tues. April 2   6pm
      - Wed. April 3   6pm
      - Thurs. April 4 6pm



Pay Periods are listed below: Pay day is every other Friday and includes a 2 week period ending the previous Sunday. (Ex: 1st pay day is Friday April 12 for games from March 25 - April 7) Please see the Umpire Supervisor or Director on Duty for your paycheck. 


BAA Umpire Committee: Chris Cordingley (SB UIC), Rob Cowell, John Hernandez, Pat Murphy (BB UIC), Jason Neal, Ted Repp, Jake Winders and Judy Young 

BAA Umpire Program Overview

Ballwin Athletic Association's umpire program is run by members of the Board of Directors.


Minimum age 13


All umpires new to umpiring and/or to the association are required to attend the testing and training sessions prior to each season. Testing and training for the Spring/Summer season is held in late February and early March. Testing and training for the Fall season is held at the end of July. BAA does accept experienced umpires throughout each season.


All umpires are ranked by age group that they are qualified to umpire. Qualifications and influence of ranking include:

  • THIS YEAR: Game pay will be dependent on Training attendance for ALL umpires
  • Knowledge of the rules
  • On field performance (positioning, presence, form, handling of situations
  • Promptness (to ball park and to field)
  • Being respectful at all times (to managers, supervisors, other all times)
  • Neatness (uniform and umpire room)
  • Age of umpire

All umpires who wish to umpire at BAA must have a registration form on file. Please see the form attached to this page.


If you have any questions you may contact the webmaster at


The umpire committee thanks you. Chris Cordingley (SB UIC), John Hernandez, Pat Murphy (BB UIC), Jason Neal, Ted Repp and Judy Young

BAA Uniform Supplies

An annually updated phone list and instructional cover sheet will be available at the ball park for all umpires. Most of your responsibilities are listed and you are expected to be aware of them.


As always, Field 1, 2 & 3 umpires should wear gray pants. Fields 4, 5 and 6 umpires should wear dark blue, black or gray pants or shorts. All umpires- dark blue or black hat (w/BAA logo or no logo), umpire shirt and bag with clicker and brush. NO WHITE SHOES.

BAA provides all plate gear: Chest protector, shin guards & mask


BAA's umpire program includes non-refundable fees:

  • Shirt:  $20.00 (powder blue BAA shirt)
  • Hat:    $8.00    (BAA hat optional - you may purchase your own elsewhere if so desired - dark blue or black only)
  • Bag with clicker/plate brush:  $7.00 (optional - you may purchase your own elsewhere if so desired)
  • Rule Books: BAA will supply