Becoming an Umpire
OHYSA is committed to continuing the training of our players through our youth umpire program. Training is offered beginning at age 12 with youth umpires calling one-man games in 6U and 8U. As they get older our umpires move up to two-man crews, with young teens calling games in 10U, and older teens and adults calling games in 12U and 14U.
Umpire Login information changes each season, even for veteran officials, and umpires should wait for emails from the UICs with their User ID and password at the start of each season.
Attend available umpire clinics - Umpires must be in the OHYSA database to be added to the playing season for assignments.
Fall clinics will be Wednesday 8/30, starting at 7:00. Baseball umpires meet at Mustang 1 field. Softball umpires meet at Softball 1 field.
Add yourself to the system - Umpires must be in the OHYSA database to be added to the playing season for assignments.
- If you are a returning umpire your information will already be present in the system and on the umpire list.
- If you are a new umpire but have played at OHYSA at any time since 2015 you are in the system but will need to be added to the umpire list.
- If you are a new umpire and have not played at OHYSA you will need to be added to the system and the umpire list.
Submit your background check - All umpires 18 and older are required to submit for a criminal background check prior to calling games at OHYSA.
- There is no cost to you, your personal information is not viewed by anyone at the league, and the site used to submit your information is SSL encrypted.
Sign your waiver electronically - All umpires must complete a Release & Waiver of Liability.
- If you are a registered player for Fall 2017 on any OHYSA recreational or Elite team your parent has already completed a waiver while registering you and you can skip this step.
- If you are not currently registered for Fall 2017 and are a minor, your parent or legal guardian must complete the waiver electronically on your behalf.
- If you are an adult umpire, whether new or returning, you must complete the waiver electronically.
Please note: You can also access umpire account features via the the website login of the main menu above. HOWEVER, you must use your parent ID or player ID (PIDs) to access in that manner. This is NOT the same as your umpire ID (UID). If you do NOT KNOW your PID you should only access using the green Login to your Umpire Account button and your UID and password.
Our Umpires-in-Chief in charge of umpire training, oversight and scheduling are:
- Robert Williamson - UIC@ohysaboard.org (two-man crews, baseball)
- Mark Salas - MarkSalas10@gmail.com (one-man crews, baseball)
- Craig Lusk - firstname.lastname@example.org (all Softball)