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MYAS/Gopher State Umpire Training Clinics 

Any and all umpires are welcomed and encouraged to attend an MYAS/Gopher State Umpire Training Clinic. Our clinics are designed to allow umpires of all abilities an opportunity to enhance their skills and/or become educated in the finer points of umpiring. Clinicians this year are former professional  and top collegiate umpires in the region.

The MYAS is excited to announce Bill Peterson as the keynote speaker for all MYAS Umpire Training Clinics. Peterson’s legacy in Saint Paul is defined by his coaching accomplishments; 30+ years of membership in the local, regional and national umpiring circles and countless hours dedicated to baseball and softball. He has helped shape thousands of youth in Saint Paul through baseball and softball. Peterson’s most famous pupils include National Baseball Hall of Famers Dave Winfield and Paul Molitor as well as 2009 MVP and two-time Batting Champion, Joe Mauer.

All breakout session instructors, including Larry Gallagher, who was inducted into the Class A Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011, are dedicated to teaching and are excited to share their knowledge to the umpire community. Hands on training will be provided at this year’s clinics with opportunities to be part of live action drills, mechanics and demonstrations. Don't miss out on this excellent training opportunity!

Attending a Gopher State Umpire Training Clinic will definitely enhance your chance to work more baseball games. Assingnors want trained, competent umpires on their staff.

Level I or Level II Clinic?

We have two types of clinics based on skill level and experience. The Gopher State Level I Umpire Training Clinics are designed for the rookie or beginner umpire. The Level II clinics were originated for advanced or veteran umpire. Please contact your ASSIGNOR to help determine what level you should register for. If you do not belong to an Umpire Association or are new to umpiring, please email for assistance. 

Click on the name below for details of the clinic and registration opportunies.

 You have two options to register/sign up for the Umpire Training Clinics:

1) Print off the form, including payment and mail it to the MYAS.

2) Pre-register through the Officials Corner to reserve your spot at the clinic. Payment will be due the day of the clinic.


MYAS/Gopher State Level I Umpire Training Clinics 



MYAS/Gopher State Level II Umpire Training Clinics


MYAS/Gopher State Membership Requirement

In order to be an MYAS registered official, you must be a registered MYAS member. Your MYAS membership is valid annually from April 1 through December 31 of each year and is applicable to all MYAS baseball competitions. We will have membership forms at each meeting, so you can fill them out on site. Remember - your MYAS membership fee is included in the clinic fee.

Background Check

If you are not MSHSL certified, you will be requried to complete a background check ($19.00) prior to having the opportunity to work a Gopher State/MYAS game. These may be completed at each clinic or will be available upon request by your ASSIGNOR or the MYAS.

Concussion Training

NEW FOR 2012: Minnesota's New "Concussion Law" - The Minnesota Legislature's new Concussion Law requires on-line training for all coaches and officials and concussion education for all parents and athletes starting this fall. The Minnesota Legislature recently passed a "Concussion Law" which requires any municipality, business, school district or non-profit organization that organizes a youth athletic activity and charges a fee to follow the statutes requirements, including the implementation of concussion training and education and establishing safe return-to-play policies for athletes who sustain a concussion.

The law mandates that all coaches and officials receive concussion training and education and then at three-year intervals thereafter. Those of you who are Minnesota State High School certified will need to do the on-line video training that is currently on the Minnesota State High School League website in the Officials Corner section. For those of you who are not State High School Certified, we recommend that you go the National Federation of State High School website and complete their concussion education training; you can go to ( This course requires registration but it is FREE!

Both training sessions involve watching a video and then successfully completing a quiz. The training will take less than half an hour and then you can print a certificate of completion. This certificate of completion needs to be shown to the MYAS in order to officiate this season.

You must submit a copy of this Concussion Training Certificate of Completion before you will be allowed to officiate for the MYAS this season. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS NOT AN MYAS REQUIREMENT, IT IS A LAW PASSED BY THE MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE.










Code of Conduct Requirement

Any Official that is not MYAS registered is required to sign and return the Code of Conduct Form prior to being paid. Download it here. Fax to MYAS Baseball Staff at 763-781-1922 or mail it to the MYAS office.

Every umpire who attends a clinic will receive an additional $6 per game if they are assigned a 13u-17-19u Gopher State Baseball Leage game. With MSHSL registration, another $1 will be added to the game total. For all MYAS administered tournament and fall league games there will be an additional game bonus based on game base pay.   


The MYAS will use the following umpire assignors to assign our league and/or tournament games. If you want to work any of these games please contact them.





Umpire Assignor Contacts for 2012

Umpire Association




 Area 728 Umpires

 Dan Feigum 


 BT Umpires (South Metro)

 Gary Gibson


 Brooklyn Park Umpires

 Lawrence Heebl


 Central MN Umpires Assoc.

 Tim Pratt


 East Side Umpires, Contact 1

 Allan Wagner


 East Side Umpires, Contact 2

 Marc Fioravanti


 Independent Officials Assoc.

 Jeff Larson


 Mahtomedi Baseball Umpires

 Jeff Malmer


 Mora Umpires Association

 Tyler Kiel 


 Northern Dakota Officials

 Brian Monahan


 Pro-Am Umpires

 Barry Schalkle


 Rum River Umpires

 Larry Emmerich


 Rum River Umpires (In-House)

 Bob Dreyer


 Western Wisconsin Umpires      

 Bob Pechacek  


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