The Midwest Umpires Association was founded in 1989 by a select group of college umpires with the intention of creating an organization devoted to training and developing umpires to reach the collegiate level. We currently hold contracts for many levels of baseball in the Midwest. We have college level baseball in Missouri, SW Iowa, and Eastern Kansas. Among these schools are an individual NJCAA Junior College, and a complete NAIA Conference. We also work with several High Schools in the St Louis metro area (MO and ILL) on their Boys baseball, Girls Softball and summer programs.
During the summer, we assign for several independent leagues as well as 3 American Legion Districts (MO and ILL) and various other tournaments. This fits directly into our goals as a teaching organization. When you work hard, the efforts can definitely pay off with bigger and better opportunities. As a result of their improvements and excellent skills, several MUA members who have started doing simple summer ball have gone on to work higher levels of baseball. We currently have members working in several Division I and Division II NCAA Conferences with a few having earned the opportunity to work post-season and world series in the NCAA , NAIA, and American Legion.
The Midwest Umpires Association strives to be more than just an assigning body. We hold various clinics throughout the region. We pride ourselves in being a “teaching” organization, helping to make umpiring better throughout the area by inviting local youth organizations to attend these clinics. Conducting these various clinics gives MUA the opportunity to recruit additional members. Feel free to check our calendar for the next clinic in your area and come check us out!
In addition to the clinics, we hold up to 4 meetings throughout the calendar year. These meetings give us another opportunity to get together and “teach” the art of umpiring. From round table discussions about handling situations to actual chalk-talk classes on mechanics, we try to further develop the abilities of our membership.
Whether you are a new or veteran umpire, interested in college, high school or summer baseball/softball, MUA is the place to be. If you have the ability and the desire, we have the network for you. Complete the on-line registration form today. Step up to the plate, today!!