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Updated 04/09/2022

Youth Umpire Classes for Olentangy Youth Athletic Association Rec Baseball

OYAA offers 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.

All teen umpires must complete the free concussion course and turn in the completion certificate.

Concussion Training Course 
Mandatory: Choose one of the 3 courses offered and complete it. Valid for 3 years.

USA Baseball Intro To Umpiring
Optional but highly recommended.

Submit completion certificates to Matt Lattig at [email protected]. The certificates need to be in .pdf format.

2024 TRAINING DATES are April 28 & May 5 at 6:30 PM. Both sessions are at Shanahan Middle School.
Sign up for training at this link:  Sign-up For Training

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

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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