OBA Umpiring Clinic Apr 4, 2020

Host Association: Greater Niagara Baseball Association (GNBA)
Affiliate: Niagara District Baseball Association (President Al Dobbin)
Clinic Chairperson: Michael Alderton 
Level of Clinic: Level 1 ($25.00 person)
  Level 2 ($45.00 person)
Site of Both Clinics: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School

6525 Carleton Ave, Niagara Falls


9am-400 pm  Please register at 8:30



GNBA will cover the cost of any child playing with GNBA

You must register for this clinic on the OBA website. This clinic fills up quickly every year. Please email me below if you need help registering. 


Umpire Development Classes


 In conjunction with the NBUA, the GNBA is offering weekly umpire development classes to sharpen skills before the season starts.


This is a great opportunity for new and experienced umpires of all ages.


This is not mandatory at all. It is purely for skill development. This does not replace the Level 1/2 umpire clinic held in April which you must attend in order to umpire.


 The first session will be held on Thursday January 23. Below are the details for the sessions which will be the same each week:


Location:  Our Lady of Mount Carmel school   6525 Carlton Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 5K4


Time:  7:00pm – 9:00pm


Cost:  $5 per session paid at the door. You do not have to attend every session. Come as you please. You just need to pay $5 for the nights you come.


Each session will focus on a particular topic. This includes Introduction/uniform, Positioning, Plate Umpire responsibilities, Balls and Strikes, Base Umpire positioning/ responsibilities, Plays at 1st base, Complex Rules, Game Management,  Travel Baseball Rules, and Rookie Ball rules (HL and Travel applicable for GNBA games).


The classes run every Thursday night to the end of March (excluding March break).


Please contact Michael Alderton at for more information and to receive weekly updates.