With the support and assistance of Baseball Alberta, the Provincial Umpire Committee is offering a mentorship program to developing umpires across the Province. The intention of the program is to create an opportunity wherein a seasoned umpire in your vicinity can be assigned to work with a developing umpire early in the season to help them make their umpiring experiences
supportive and positive.
The key to enacting this program is with the local associations who have an individual who assigns or recommends umpires to games at the Peewee AA levels or with the Baseball Alberta game assignors who assign umpires to games at the Peewee AA level. This is where the developing umpires will be working. Our expectation is that the assignors, early in the season, will also assign one of the senior umpires in their area to the same Peewee AA game as these developing umpires.
This program has been described fully at all Provincial Level 3 and 4 Umpire Clinics and so all of the attendees at those clinics are potential mentors and have had the program described to them so they understand their role. It has also been a subject of the Level 1 umpire clinics so the new umpires will already have a level of expectation.