FEMALE BASEBALL GET-TOGETHER
2 Live Virtual Sessions for female baseball participants!
Baseball Ontario's Female Baseball Committee is excited to announce 2 interactive sessions with members of our Committee and Provincial and National Team players!
Join us for an interactive night with our panel of female baseball experts to share their stories and answer your questions about all things female baseball!

There will be two sessions offered...March 6th and March 27th, 7pm start. Please note that space is limited and sign-up is required!
BLUE JAYS LAUNCH 'TOP OF THE FIRST'!
The Toronto Blue Jays and Jays Care Foundation have teamed up to develop and offer Top of the First – the first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certification Program for coaches, administrators, officials and adult volunteers.
This FREE certification program equips participants with clear action plans, tools, and enhanced skills for creating more equitable, inclusive, and accessible baseball communities.
2022 UMPIRE RETENTION INITIATIVE
Missed certifying in 2020 or 2021? Baseball Ontario is excited to welcome you back, and will not lower your certification upon returning!
Complete the appropriate certification requirements for 2022 without penalty of missed certification in the last 2 years! Stay tuned for an upcoming Inside Pitch outlining certification for this season!

As a reminder, other umpires returning to the program after a significant absence may apply for a status exemption at umpire@baseballontario.com.
UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS!
Baseball Ontario is thrilled to announce that we will run the Accelerated Umpires Training Program again in 2022!
This program allows new or first year umpires with a background in baseball or officiating to achieve their Level 2.3 over the course of five virtual sessions and a one-day clinic.
Attendees must meet the following criteria to be considered:
  • 18 years of age or older
  • At least one of:
  • Baseball Ontario level 1.1 certified
  • Extensive baseball background in playing and/or coaching
  • Significant officiating experience in another sport

NCCP Learning Facilitators Training!

The Virtual LF Training session will take place February 26-28.
All applicants must be Baseball Canada 16U (plus) Certified and have completed the Hitting Clinic, Infielding Clinic, Base Running Clinic and Outfielding Clinic in order to be considered for this training session.  Check your certification here.

Participants must be prepared to start Friday at 3:45 pm. The training is a total of 23 hours over the weekend and full attendance is required.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 15th. Coaches will be notified by February 16th of their acceptance. The fee of $250 is payable upon confirmation of acceptance.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
All Deadlines/Tasks/Events/Reminders can be found on our Baseball Ontario Calendar of Events. Remember to visit frequently!

FRIENDLY REMINDER OF UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • Board of Management Meeting, February 17, 2022, 7pm
  • Rep Council Meeting, February 24, 2022, 7pm
  • Select Council Meeting, March 27, 11am
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