Become an Official


The Austin Baseball Umpires Association is actively seeking applicants for membership to begin officiating the sport of Baseball. There are no specific requirements for becoming a member of the ABUA or TASO, other than an appreciation of the game of baseball, a desire to learn the officiating profession and an interest in helping youth of all ages. Prior experience as an umpire, while helpful, is not required.

We generally hold one training program for new members each year. The New Member Clinic is held in January and February just prior to the start of the high school season. Please check our Training page for scheduled dates and times.

New members are encouraged to attend all chapter meetings, and are also required to attend training classes beginning in Janurary. Members who participate in the training classes will be eligible to officiate sub-varsity high school games. As new members gain experience, they will be assigned to high school varsity games at various levels. Umpires transferring from other chapters or states may be assigned high school varsity games depending on their level of experience and performance, as determined by the chapter's executive board.

General Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

TRAINING for New Umpires

Uniforms and Equipment

To contact the Austin Chapter RECRUITING officer Click Here

Transferring from another TASO Chapter? Click here for information

Transferring from another state? Click here for information