Recently I was elected to be the Nor-Cal Umpire Association high school game assigner. First year umpires are paid $59 per game for varsity assignments and $.40 a mile. There is a free umpire clinic hosted by the association on Februrary 8th from 9am to 4pm at St. Bernard's High School Gym at 222 Dollison St in Eureka. The clinic is open to all aspiring and seasoned umpires. Be sure to bring whatever umpire gear you have available.