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Week of June 19, 2017

Years Officiating:
Certification Level:
Level 3


As a grade 11 student, he played for his high school team at St. Brother Andre Catholic School and is now a 2nd year Midget Rep player for the Markham Mariners. Kieran wishes to continue playing competitive baseball for as long as possible. As an umpire Kieran wishes to further develop his skills with the possibility of attending the Ontario Cup in the near future. Il a joué pour son équipe d’école secondaire à l'École catholique St. Brother Andre et joue maintenant au niveau Midget compétitif pour les Mariners de Markham depuis 2 ans. Kieran souhaite continuer à jouer au baseball compétitif aussi longtemps que possible. En tant qu’arbitre, Kieran souhaite développer ses compétences avec la possibilité d'assister à la Coupe de l'Ontario dans le futur.


Kieran Sweetman continues to be heavily involved in umpiring and baseball with the Markham District Baseball Association. He is now a level 3 umpire and attended the level 3 Super Clinic this year. He is adapting to umpiring games at Bantam and Midget Rep, where the 3-umpire system is being used, and has done some Elite 14U level games. He umpires as many games as his schedule will allow and does a great job in every game he is assigned. Kieran also shows great leadership in helping to mentor young umpires at the Rookie and Mosquito House League level giving them valuable advice and support during games. Kieran won the 2016 Umpire of the Year award for his local (Markham), his affiliate (YSBA) and Baseball Ontario. Kieran Sweetman continue d'être très impliqué dans l'arbitrage et en tant que joueur avec l’Association de Baseball de la région de Markham. Il est maintenant un arbitre de niveau 3 et a participé à la Super Clinique niveau 3 cette année. Il s'adapte à l’arbitrage au niveau Bantam et Midget compétitif où le système à 3 arbitres est utilisé et a arbitré des parties au niveau élite 14U. Il arbitre autant de parties que son horaire lui permet et fait un excellent travail à chaque partie où il est assigné. Kieran démontre également du leadership en aidant des arbitres plus jeunes au niveau 'House League Rookie' et Moustique en leur donnant des conseils et un soutien pendant les parties. Kieran a remporté le prix de l'arbitre de l'année 2016 pour son association local (Markham), son association affilié (YSBA) et Baseball Ontario.

Week of June 12, 2017

Years Officiating:
Certification Level:
Level 2


Jason Zhou is an up-and-coming young umpire from Richmond, BC. A student by day, Jason enjoys every opportunity he gets to umpire - whether it be mentoring a younger umpire, or working with senior umpires at the Bantam AAA level. Most recently, he worked BC Minor's John Main 13U AA tournament, a prominent tournament in Vancouver. His strong performance and desire to learn caught the attention of the tournament supervisors, and he was rewarded with a semi-final plate assignment. In addition, he was identified as a candidate to attend BC's Umpire Academy next spring - a four day camp for some of the top umpire prospects in the province. In addition to umpiring, Jason is a former high-level player for U16 Team BC, and is currently an assistant coach with an U11 baseball team. It's safe to say he loves baseball! Jason Zhou est un arbitre avec plein d’avenir de Richmond, en Colombie-Britannique. Étudiant de jour, Jason apprécie chaque opportunité où qu'il peut arbitrer - qu'il s'agisse d’agir comme mentor avec un arbitre plus jeune ou de travailler avec des arbitres supérieurs au niveau Bantam AAA. Récemment, il a travaillé au tournoi John Main 13U AA de CB Minor, un tournoi important à Vancouver. Sa forte performance et son désir d'apprendre ont attiré l'attention des superviseurs du tournoi et il a été assigné comme arbitre au marbre pour la demi-finale. De plus, il a été identifié comme candidat pour participer à l'Académie des arbitres de la C.-B. au printemps prochain - un camp de quatre jours pour certains des meilleurs arbitres de la relève de la province. En plus d’arbitrer, Jason est un ancien joueur de haut niveau pour l’équipe 16U CB et est actuellement entraîneur adjoint avec une équipe de baseball 11U. Le baseball est sans aucun doute sa passion!



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