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SWEMBA is now recruiting for umpires for the 2021 season


This rewarding opportunity is open to all ages (the minimum age to be an umpire is 12 years of age). We welcome men, women, girls and boys, as well as retirees, veterans, homemakers, students (junior/senior high, college, university), athletes and anyone is who is interested in the value of community building.

We are also extending a special ‘shout out’ to parents - becoming an umpire is a great way to be involved with your kids and your community.

This is a wonderful opportunity for people who are interested in making a difference in young lives, contributing to community recreational sports generally, and minor baseball specifically. Finally, it is a wonderful way to get physically active, participate, set a good example, and be a great role model.

To express your interest in becoming an umpire this year, send an email to the Umpire Director at


Bio - Daniel McKennitt - Umpire Director 

Dr. Daniel McKennitt has been re-appointed to the role of Umpire Director for SWEMBA for 2019 season.

Having been a baseball umpire in Alberta and British Columbia since 1995, Daniel obtained his Baseball Canada Level 3 National Umpire Certification in 1999. He has since continued his training, attending the Professional Baseball School in Houston, Texas in 2018.

Daniel has umpired all levels including professional, semi-professional, college, and academy. As well, he has been selected to umpire international, national, and provincial tournaments.

Daniel has also been involved in the recruitment and training of umpires for various organizations including St. Albert Minor Baseball Association, Little League Edmonton, and university baseball clubs across Alberta.

Daniel brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to SWEMBA and looks forward to the opportunity to continue developing the SWEMBA Umpire Program.

Outside of baseball, Daniel works as a physician in the Edmonton area.

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