National Umpire Committee

National Umpire Committee - Operations Manual

Provincial Supervisors

Umpires Pledge

In the name of all the officials, I promise that we shall officiate in these Championships with complete impartiality respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship.

Positioning Manuals

2-Umpire Positioning Manual

3-Umpire Positioning Manual

4-Umpire Positioning Manual


For the most part, teams in Baseball Canada sanctioned leagues adhere to the Major League Baseball rules of play. However, there are certain rules, for reasons that range from the age of participants to Canada's unique climate, that have been modified by Baseball Canada. Click the following link to view the Canadian interpretations to baseball rules as outlined by Major League Baseball.

MLB Official Rules
MLB Rule Changes Summary
Canadian Content Rules (2016)
Baseball Canada Umpires Committee Rule Interpretations & Case Studies
Baseball Canada Championships Rules (2016)
Bat Rule (2016)

Umpire of the Week

During the 2014 baseball season, Baseball Canada will recognize the achievement and improvements of our young baseball umpires enrolled in the Baseball Canada Officials Program.

Umpire of the Week

Umpire Dress Code

Umpire Dress Code


Dick Willis Memorial Award – Umpire of the Year 
Home Run Sports Umpiring Lifetime Achievement Award




Under Armour

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MLB Canadians

John Axford

Current MLB Team: Oakland Athletics
Hometown: Port Dover, ON

Umpire of the Week

Week of July 4, 2016

Erinn (PE)

WATCH: 'Rite of Passage' Documentary

Watch as the Canadian Junior National Team travel to the Dominican Republic to play against MLB affiliated academy teams.

Shaped by our Game

Baseball Canada is pleased to introduce Shaped by Our Game, a new initiative on that will profile people who have used our sport to achieve success later in life. Baseball is a sport that provides great life lessons and teaches skills that are applicable for future success in life whether on the baseball field or not.

 Dominic Therrien

 Isabelle Higgins

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

What is LTAD?

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is a systemic approach being developed and adopted by Baseball Canada to maximize a participant's potential and involvement in our sport. The LTAD framework aims to define optimal training, competition and recovery throughout an athlete's career to enable him / her to reach his / her full potential in baseball and as an athlete.