Camrose Minor Ball Association is offering a mentorship program to developing umpires within our Association. The intent of the program is to create an opportunity wherein a seasoned umpire in our vicinity can be assigned to work with a developing umpire throughout the season to help them make their umpiring experiences supportive and positive.
The key to enacting this program, is for our Umpire Director to assign one of our local Senior Umpires to games in order to work with and monitor the young umpires, while helping to develop their skills and confidence making calls. With our young umpires, we feel it is necessary to get them experience and confidence in making calls in non-competitive environments. We are looking at assigning our young umpires (12-13yo) to our 9U games to get an understanding on how to make calls and move around the diamond while developing their skills. We want to ensure that our umpires are not being put in situations they are not ready to take on.
CMBA is looking for applicants to be our Association Senior Umpires to help Mentor these young developing umpires and guide them through the season. We are looking at paying these Mentors for working with our less experienced umpires and to provide feedback to the umpire and to the Association.
Please use the Umpire Mentorship Form for providing feedback to developing umpires and the Association.