We would love you to become an S.M.U.A. umpire!!
Our constitution requires a candidate to pass the M.B.U.A. state exam and attend a field clinic to become an S.M.U.A. umpire. We provide classroom training classes, usually two to three times a year that run for 8 to 10 nights, ending with a written exam and a field mechanics clinic. If you achieve a grade of 80% or above, & attend the field mechanics clinic you will qualify for one of 2 levels of membership:
Adult Active is any candidate that is 18 years old by the first day of April of their candidate year, has passed the written exam and attended the field mechanics clinic. Adult members can umpire any level of baseball up through varsity high school, as either a base or plate umpire.
Junior Active is any candidate that is 15 years old by the first day of May of their candidate year, has passed the written exam and attended the field mechanics clinic. Junior members can umpire any level of youth baseball. Junior umpires under the age of 17 years are restricted to umpiring on the bases & shall never be umpiring a game as a solo umpire. Junior umpires status ends once a junior umpire turns18 when they become an adult member
You may also transfer membership to S.M.U.A. if you already belong and are in good standing with another M.B.U.A. associations. A letter of recommendation is required from the association you are leaving. Once accepted, you will be required to attend meetings and pay your annual dues to S.M.U.A. If you are transferring from a non M.B.U.A. association or an out of state association you will be required to take the M.B.U.A. written exam and any other requirements stated above.