NSOA Baseball Trainer Mitch Wilson in a Professional Minor League game.

Questions for the trainer?  Email Mitch here. 

Baseball Training  (Dates/Time/Location subject to change.  Invites sent via Arbiter)

2/18/24 – 6pm – Classroom/Gym (Bring plate gear).  TC West HS

2/25/24 – 6pm – Classroom/Gym (Bring plate gear).  TC West HS

3/17/24 – 12pm – 2pm.   Clinic – Classroom/Gym (No plate gear needed)  Kalkaska HS.  Counts as 2 meeting credits.

Future meetings TBD

Important Dates

4/11/24 – MIGS Status due for Associations

4/17/24 – Postseason requirements due for officials

Click here for May 2021 Training Video

Member in Good Standing Requirements for Baseball are:  Paid Membership dues,  and attend 50% of training sessions  (at least one must be cage or field work).


NSOA will provide educational and practical training to improve your individual umpiring skills and capabilities. All levels of umpires from novices to experienced umpires are welcomed. Training is scheduled prior to, during and after the high school baseball season. Training is structured to help all members maximize their umpiring potential. Training modules will include classroom discussions, rule interpretations, case studies and proper mechanics.

NSOA will provide opportunities to improve your plate mechanics including stance, tracking the ball, calling balls and strikes, safe/outs and proper coverage and rotation responsibilities. Training will also improve your field mechanics including proper positioning, footwork, proper coverage and rotation responsibilities and crew communications.

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