The GNBA encourages all coaches both travel and house league to attend clinics.

Travel Coaches:

What coaches will need to coach an OBA Rep (travel) team in 2020:

  • All new coaches must first begin training by taking an online course available at fee for the online course is $37.45 and gives you access to on-line video drills, materials, practice plans and skill development tools in an easy to follow format. You continue to have access to the site after completing the on-line portion of the entry course.
  • Technical Level One offered by Baseball Ontario
  • Coaches must apply 30 days prior to the clinic in order to have the application approved by the City Parks and Recreation Commission. They will reimburse the coach for $45 and the GNBA will cover the balance. Coaches must submit to the GNBA

* receipt from the clinic attended -copy of application to city

Video and Book Library:

House league and travel coaches can contact their convenor to gain access to the GNBA Video and Book Library, which contains a variety of coaching topics, through out the entire


Umpires are always needed for all divisions, both travel and house league. All umpires must attend a clinic EACH YEAR and pass a written test from Baseball Ontario if they want to umpire travel baseball. If you umpired last year, you will receive a phone call about the clinic. If you know any other boys or men interested in umpiring bring them along. Even during the season... if you think you might like to try umpiring please inform me because the GNBA always needs new umpires for all divisions. The GNBA also has a DVD library of Umpire videos which can be borrowed on a weekly basis.


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 TBA. 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.




Umpire Clinic   (Now posted on  OBA website)




Level 1 and 2 umpire clinic.




Date:  TBA




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


Time:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm   (please arrive at 8:30 am to be organized)


Cost:  No cost for Niagara Falls umpires. Out of town umpires must pay $25 for Level 1 or $45 for Level 2, as applicable, on clinic day.


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. 


Please contact Michael Alderton at  for more information.


The GNBA will cover the cost of the clinic for any participant that is registered with the GNBA.If you are interested in attending the UMPIRE'S CLINIC. please contact Michael Alderton for information and updates.

To attend the clinic you must go to the Umpires page on the Baseball Ontario website to register for the clinic.