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Youth Umpire Classes for Olentangy Youth Athletic Association Rec Baseball

The training dates I have set up for the umpires are Sunday, April 28 from 7p-9p at the OYAA Office at 745 Carle Ave, Lewis Center. This will be a classroom session. All umpires need to attend this session. Any issues with that date, they need to let you know.

I have also set up 5 game sessions. 

4/20 @ 11:00 & 2:00 (DH) at Liberty HS varsity game
4/22 @ 5:00 at Berlin HS varsity game
4/24 @ 5:00 at Orange HS varsity game
4/26 @ 5:00 at Berlin HS varsity game

Each umpire should attend at least 2 of the games to see the umpires in action. The umpire they will need to check in with is Darin Hess. He is working each of those games. They will need to stay the entire game. They can show up as much as an hour early, but they need to be there at a minimum of 30 minutes prior to game time to check in with Darin.

If you are interested in becoming a certified 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 - Find a local association in your area
    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.

Updated 8/19/2018


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