2020 Baseball/Softball Season News

Thank you for your interest in umpiring at BAA! It will be a fun and rewarding experience. You will be required to go through our training program. Please read all of below.

The following times are Informational Nights. We will go over what to expect during training and everything during the season. We will show you how scheduling is completed, as well as going over what we expect from you. You will also be given a take home test at this session. Please select one of the following times:

·         Saturday, January 25  10AM – 11:30AM

·         Sunday, January 26  12PM – 1:30PM

·         Wednesday, February 12  6PM – 7:30PM

Next, you will need to attend a test review date. Please make sure to have your test completed before coming to this training. And be sure to bring completed test with you. Please select one of the following times:

·         Monday, February 17  6PM – 8PM

·         Tuesday, February 18  6PM – 8PM

The next training session is a Video Training. We will discuss rules and show you positioning while utilizing videos for demonstration. Please select one of the following times:

·         Monday, February 24  6PM – 8PM

·         Tuesday, February 25  6PM – 8PM

Next is the On-Field Training sessions. We will be outside demonstrating different scenarios, how to call balls/strikes, safe/out, positioning, etc. Please dress accordingly. Please select one of the following times:

·         Saturday, February 29 9AM – 11:30AM

·         Saturday, February 29 12:30PM – 3:00PM

·         Sunday, March 1 12PM – 2:30PM

Softball training date is optional, but highly recommended. We will go over specific softball rules and positioning. Please note that some of this training is completed outside. So please dress accordingly.

·         Sunday, March 1 3PM – 4:30PM

Practice Games are an important piece of the training. You will actually be put in a game situation with trainers on field offering assistance. You will do part of the game in the field and another part behind the plate. These times are subject to change. Please select AT LEAST one of the following times:

·         DATES TBD

PLEASE EMAIL to sign up for these training dates. We look forward to seeing you in the Spring!!


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

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, John Hernandez, Pat Murphy (UIC), Jason Neal, Ted Repp, Jake Winders

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, John Hernandez, Pat Murphy (UIC), Jason Neal, Ted Repp and Jake Winders

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