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Updated 04/09/2022

Youth Umpire Classes for Olentangy Youth Athletic Association Rec Baseball

OYAA is offering the opportunity for anyone age 14 and above to umpire our baseball games. We pay $30 per game. All games have a 2 hour time limit. Certified umpires are paid $50 per game.

The OYAA Rec Baseball season kicks off in mid May.

Babe Ruth Baseball Umpire Info

All teen umpires must complete these free courses and provide the certificate

USA Baseball Intro To Umpiring
Concussion Training Course  At this link there are 3 courses that may be used. Pick one and complete it. All 3 are good for 3 years.
Submit completed proof of the online Umpire Training & concussion training course certificates to Tom Bee at [email protected]. The certificates need to be in .pdf format.

2022 TRAINING DATES are 4/24/22 at 12 PM & 5/1/22 at 4 PM. Both sessions are at Scioto Ridge Elem on Diamond 3.
Sign up for training at this link:  Sign-up For Training

If you are interested in becoming a licensed baseball umpire, follow the steps highlighted below:

  • 1. Beginning Officials - Baseball

    Steps to become a certified baseball umpire.

    Step 1: Take OHSAA Officiating Class - Register to use the online system at Once registered, complete/edit any profile and contact information and click Choose Sports to indicate which sports you are interested in. Click on the Official profile and Select a Course to review the information and register for a class.
    Step 2: Take Officiating Exam - The class concludes with the officiating exam. Applicants must receive a passing score of 75% on the mechanics and rules exams and pass the proficiency portion in order to be a licensed OHSAA official. Successful students may begin officiating interscholastic contests immediately. 
    Step 3Complete Concussion Training - Applicants must complete a course on concussion training, prior to officiating. 
    Step 4: Receive Officiating Permit - Applicants with a passing score will receive their officiating permit in the mail within three weeks from their test date. If you do not receive your permit within this time frame, contact the OHSAA officiating department at 614-267-2502, ext. 110 or [email protected]
    Note: Applicants receiving a grade of 65% to 74% on the mechanics or rules exam may request a retest. Applicants who do not pass the subsequent officiating exam must wait one year to re-enroll in the officiating class and start the application process over.
    Step 5: Contact your local officiating association
    Step 6: Annual Renewal of Permit - Renew your officiating permit annually in June. 
         Note: During the school year in which the official successfully completes the adult education class, all meeting requirements are waived.
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