Statement from Area Director Matt Hemmendinger:

Thank you for finding the Boulder Valley Umpire Association’s website! Our organization is focused on recruiting and training baseball umpires to officiate high school games in the greater Boulder-Longmont area. I am very proud of the group we have developed and am excited to introduce new officials to the association.

Our number one focus this season is recruiting new officials. Colorado is experiencing a shortage of umpires and games are being played without full officiating crews. This is absolutely unacceptable and we plan to make sure that every game from the varsity level to C-team has at least two officials on the field. If you’re reading this and not already calling ball, please contact us immediately and learn how you can become an umpire.

Don’t worry, you won’t be going it alone! BVUA offers a comprehensive training program to make you a confident, impartial arbiter of the game. All new officials receive a mentor to help them learn the lay of the land and the intricacies of officiating. We kick off every year with a thorough review of the rule book and field mechanics. Scholarships are available to help members attend advanced training clinics. A gear swap is also held to help you obtain the uniform and protective gear without breaking the bank. BVUA is your best source for support in becoming a great umpire.

If you love baseball and want to be a part of the action, please give us a call today.


Matt Hemmendinger
Area Director, CHSAA Area 10
(505) 750-3464
Ben Sutherland
Assistant Area Director, CHSAA Area 10

How do I start Umpiring High School Baseball?

  • Contact Area Director Matt Hemmendinger via email
  • Attend training sessions and field clinics (check schedule)
  • Get gear and uniform
  • Submit availability
  • Play Ball!