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The 2019 season baseball season is just around the corner. Players and coaches are registering and now it’s time for our umpires to get signed up.  Returning umpires from previous seasons will need to reregister again for this season.  We also need new umpires, so if you’re new to BAC and interested in umpiring this season and are a current 6th grader or older, please follow the link to get signed up.  Click here  to begin your registration process.

Individuals with zero (0) to five  (5) years of experience will be required to attend the following training session.
When:  April 5th - 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the main cafeteria

              April 6th Field Training April 6th from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in Gym A14

Time:   check in 15 minutes before sessions start

              training session

Where: Burnsville HS
We will be working on setting up a review session for umpires with five (5) or more years of experience – we’ll get a posting or e-mail out when that’s scheduled.  Please watch the website for dates and times.  The field training on April 6 is highly recommended for umpires with five (5) or more years of experience and will provide some advanced training.   
The umpire testing will determine which level(s) you will be eligible to umpire for.  Similar to the last couple seasons, the testing will be online.  The test will become available April 6.  Information and web links for the test will be coming out soon.  Also to be included in the testing e-mail will be the annual reminder and web link for concussion training, which is required to be completed each season by BAC.
We will be posting the new season’s current official rule book soon.  However, in the meantime, feel free to view last season’s rule book to familiarize yourself with age-level rule distinction – there should be very few changes (if any) to the rule book from last season.  Other great resources would be the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL)/National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) high school rule book and the Professional Baseball Umpire Corporation (PBUC) "Manual for the Two-Umpire System".
We look forward to having you as part of the BAC Men in Blue!
Rob Sink

Chief Umpire Coordinator