Become A Baseball Umpire
The demand for umpires keeps growing and keeps us in a constant search for qualified umpires. If you are an experienced umpire looking for an association to call home, we can provide assignments. Each year we generally have to turn away schools and leagues because of an overall umpire shortage. If you are just wondering if officiating is right for you, we can provide inexpensive training and guidance that will help you succeed as an IUA umpire.
We conduct clinics that benefit both the new and experienced umpires! The IUA believes in helping each and every one of our umpires improve and better their knowledge of the game, its rules, and the mechanics needed to succeed.
The IUA assigns umpires for primarily middle school through college aged in central Indiana. Our coverage area stretches north from Lafayette and Fort Wayne on south through Bloomington and its surrounding communities.
The Indianapolis Umpire Association was primarily founded in 1973 by Lenny Brickens as a central assigning organization for all levels of baseball in central Indiana. Over the years our reputation and membership has grown to the point where the IUA assigns umpires for over 20 colleges, 60 high schools and dozens of summer organizations including the nationally recognized Showcase Tournaments.
IUA umpires are known for their association-wide consistency and professionalism on and off the field. Schools and teams choose the IUA over all other organizations because of our dedication to umpire training. Umpire assignments are completed by the IUA Scheduling Secretary and/or members of IUA Executive Board then distributed to the individual members online via ArbiterSports.com application. The Scheduling Secretary and members of the Executive Board review and agree on all assignments before and during each season which helps to ensure that games are assigned as fairly as possible based on ratings and availability.
The IUA is comprised of a very broad membership base which includes: former professional umpires, current and past NCAA Division 1, 2, & 3 World Series and post-season umpires, current and past high school State Finals and tournament umpires, as well as all brands of Youth leagues.
IUA Meeting Schedule
2021 IUA meetings
will be (Zoom) virtual
Awards Banquet & Golf Outing - (August) TBA
Fall Clinic- September- TBA- 8:30-5:30