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Eden Prairie and Southwest Baseball Umpiring Tournaments

2023 Senior/Travel Umpiring Information


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The EPBA is seeking senior and travel umpires for the upcoming 2023 summer baseball season.  Applications are now accepted.   Following are incentives and features with working with EP umpires:

  • 10U through 15U travel and Junior Legion, SYBL (10-12th grade high school)
  • Seeking umpires for tournaments in EP and Southwest area:  May 5-7, June 2-4
  • Highest pay per game for metro area- $65 for travel games through 15U
  • Senior/travel umps get paid $60/game regardless of level umped
  • Select tournaments
  • Nice facilities and ball fields.  Competitive baseball
  • Self-assign
  • Opportunity to get paid $55/game to mentor young umps
  • Robust sub program to fill in if you have an emergency conflict
  • Minnesota Hall of fame umpire Larry Gallagher as trainer/mentor/resource/advisor
  • Fast track training program for rookie senior umpires
  • You can cross roster between our organization and others



  • Experienced umpires with community, travel, high school, legion pedigree
  • We have a fast track training program for prospective with no prior baseball umping experience, but have a strong baseball background, knowledge of the game, and/or experience officiating other sports.  We will train you and also provide live game mentoring – start you at appropriate levels and then fast track you to appropriate travel levels
  • All prospective umpires will be subject to criminal background check

Uniform/Equipment:  Full umpire gear is required.   Most umpires have their own equipment but the EPBA has polo shirts to give as well as select equipment to give/loan including plate brushes, indicators, masks, shins, and inside protectors.  Senior umps should expect to acquire their own pants, caps, belts, ballbags, and ump shoes to their comfort level.


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