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Youth Umpire Classes for Olentangy Youth Athletic Association Rec Baseball

  • OYAA is once again offering the opportunity for anyone ages 15 and above to umpire our games. If you umpired games for us last season, then you know it can be a great job to earn extra money. We pay $30 per game. Certified umpires are paid $50 per game. We have weekday games Monday through Thursday.

  • The OYAA Rec Baseball season kicks off in mid May. Contact Commissioner Tom Bee at [email protected] to register.

  • Umpire training for anyone 15 and over



  • 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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