New Member Information

Welcome to Northwest Umpires!

Congratluations for being accepted into Minnesota's premier association for baseball umpires. Our association has developed several ways for its members to stay informed, manage game assignments/availability, and keep in touch with each other. As new members of our group, you now have access to these tools.  If you have any questions about being an umpire for Northwest please send us an e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Arbiter

Northwest uses the online version of The Arbiter ( to assign games to its officials. This allows you to view your game schedule any time that you are on a computer with access to the Internet. You can also view contact information for our other umpires, manage your blocked dates/teams/partners/sites, and a whole slew of other things related to managing game assignments. As soon as possible, you should go out to the Arbiter website and set up all of your information. It is particularly important that you update the following information:
  • Personal information -- your address, phone numbers, etc.
  • BLOCKED DATES -- make sure you enter the dates that you CANNOT work into your calendar so our assignor knows not to assign you games on those dates
  • Travel limits -- these will figure into how far you can travel on any given weekday.
  • Blocked partners/teams/sites -- being new to our group, it is unlikely that you will have any of these. But if there are umpires, sites, or teams that you know that you do NOT want to work with or for, then you will enter them here. Note that there is a limit to the number of blocks that you can place on these items, but I'm not sure exactly what that number is.
  • Any other information out there that you find pertaining to yourself that has not been listed here.

News Flash

*NW General Membership Meeting - TBD 2020

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