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Hello Umpires!

I hope you and your families have all been well over the winter. I’m sure we’re all very excited for the summer to kick off and get back on the diamond as soon as possible.

For those of you who I haven’t had the chance to meet just yet, my name is Max Dieks and I’ll be the Umpire-in-Chief as well as the scheduler for the 2021 baseball season.

You can reach me by email at tbcumpires@gmail.com over the course of the season.

With regards to getting the season started:

Level 1 & 2 Umpires

Similar to last year, Thornhill Baseball Club will be hosting the online self-directed modules for you to complete to obtain/maintain your Level 1/2 certification for the 2021 season. I’ll be sending out more information by the end of March on how to register.

Level 3 Umpires

Baseball Ontario will be offering this year's clinic virtually to obtain/maintain your Level 3 status. There will be 8 dates to choose from between March 6th and May 1st and you MUST register by March 31st.

For more information visit Baseball Ontario's website here

If there are any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out by email and I’d be more than happy to help.

Be well! See you all soon.

Max

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    Code for Umpires

    I will officiate by the rules.

    I will ensure that I am knowledgeable of the rules.

    I will control my temper.  Personal criticism of any person by word or gesture is unacceptable.

    I will show respect for the participants and their skills.

    I will refrain from profanity. Verbal abuse towards players, managers, coaches, officials or spectators will not be tolerated including emails, voice messages, text messages (as well as “tweeting”) and social network postings.

    I will not allow use of tobacco, alcohol or drugs (unless prescribed by a licensed physician) on the field or in the dug out or in the vicinity thereof.

    I will be friendly to all participants.

    I will generally warn players of unacceptable behaviour before taking further action for a second offence, although I reserve the right to cite or eject a player for a first offence.

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    About Thornhill Baseball Club

    Thornhill Baseball Club is a not-for-profit community service volunteer organization. Founded in 1985, the Club has served and continues to serve, the residents of Thornhill (both within the City of Vaughan & the City of Markham) as the hub for community baseball. Over the past 35 years, the club has provided programing to well over 25,000 individuals.