Fall CBUAO Mechanics Camp Dates Set

Fall CBUAO Mechanics Camp Dates Set

Fall CBUAO Umpire Mechanics Camp, October 14-17 Yaphank NY

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2021 CBUAO/ECUA Umpire Camp
October 14 – October 17

Clinic Information: The CBUAO/ECUA Clinic offers hands-on teaching and evaluation from some of the top Division 1 college baseball umpires and instructors in the Northeast Region. Camp Directors, Frank Zitaglio of East Coast Umpires and CBUAO President, Nick Zibelli have put together an outstanding group of instructors for the camp.

Clinic Instructors: College World Series veteran and CBUAO President Nick Zibelli will serve as the lead instructor for the camp. The talented staff will include many of the region’s top Division 1 umpires, Regional umpires and College World Series Umpires.

Clinic Location: The CBUAO/ECUA Clinic will be using the Baseball Heaven Complex in Yaphank, NY (www.baseballheavenli.com). This location will be used for all field drills.

All Classroom sessions will be held at The Springhill Suites in Brookhaven, NY.

Clinic Itinerary:

  • The most experienced teaching staff offered in the Northeast Region.
  • Camp directors: Nick Zibelli (CBUAO) and Frank Zitaglio (ECUA)
  • Advanced Cage work (Umpires are required to have plate gear & uniform)
  • Field mechanics taught in classroom covering the 3-man umpire system
  • Field Drills covering the 3-man umpiring system (base uniform required)
  • All students will umpire & be evaluated during live baseball games, with on field instructors

Clinic Schedule:

  • Thursday October 14
    12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Registration (At Baseball Heaven)
    1:30 pm – 6:00 pm Field Stations
    7:30 pm – 10:00pm Classroom Session
  • Friday October 15
    8:30 am – 4:30 pm: Field Stations & Cage Work (lunch included)
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Live Game Evaluations
  • Saturday October 16
    8:00 am – 10:00 pm: Live Game Evaluations (lunch included)
  • Sunday October 17
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Live Game Evaluations (lunch included)

Clinic Cost:
Total cost is $425.00, which includes clinic, daily lunch & live evaluation games
**Campers will be responsible for their own lodging**

Clinic Deposit: A non-refundable $150.00 deposit is required to reserve your spot in the camp.

Balance Due: All remaining balances will be due at the October 14 registration.

Make checks payable to: East Coast Umpires, Inc. 57 North Suffolk Dr. Rocky Point, NY 11778

Please direct your phone call questions to Nick Zibelli at (561) 819-2155 or Frank Zitaglio at (631) 821-8656 or e-mail us at nzibelli@cbuao.com


New CBUAO Apparel Shop is Here!

New CBUAO Apparel Shop is Here!

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New Arrival for the CBUAO

New Arrival for the CBUAO

Introducing the next generation of CBUAO umpires! Nick Zibelli with Grandson Eddie!






NE 10 Provides Update on Spring Sport Competition

NE 10 Provides Update on Spring Sport Competition




MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Northeast-10 Conference Council of Presidents conducted a virtual meeting this afternoon and formally approved policies and protocols that support the resumption of NE10 competition this spring.  Additionally, the Council did acknowledge that despite its endorsement of health & safety protocols and scheduling formats, it will remain the decision of each member institution to determine if they can safely participate in intercollegiate athletics this spring and in which sports they will permit competition. The NE10 intends to sponsor regular season and postseason play in baseball, softball, lacrosse and tennis along with Conference championship-only events in golf and outdoor track.

“The outcome of today’s Council of Presidents meeting is a positive and critical step toward the NE10’s return to competition this spring”, said NE10 Council of Presidents Chair Kim Mooney of Franklin Pierce University. “On behalf of the NE10 Presidents, I want to extend my gratitude to the administrators and health professionals within the Conference for the countless hours they have devoted to developing policies and protocols on each campus that seek to keep our campus communities and our students healthy and safe. To our student-athletes, we thank you for your patience and your adherence to campus policies. With NE10 competition now just a month away, we urge continued vigilance as we look forward to returning our athletes to the playing field.”

Consistent with all decisions at the conference level, the safety and well-being of student-athletes remains the primary focus of the NE10. As such, the Council of Presidents approved a recommendation from the NE10’s Directors of Athletics and Sports Medicine professionals that will require ongoing, weekly surveillance testing in each of the 10 spring sports that well exceeds current NCAA guidance in these low and medium-transmission risk sports. Additionally, the Conference will require pre-competition COVID testing for game officials in each sport and game officials will be required to wear face coverings during all competitions.

“The past 11 months have been extraordinarily hard as we’ve witnessed the impact of the global pandemic” said NE10 Commissioner Julie Ruppert. “Certainly none of us could have ever imagined that when competition ceased on March 13, 2020 that we would go a full year without NE10 play on our fields and courts. While the decisions to cancel our last three seasons were undoubtedly the correct decisions to keep our campus communities safe, today is finally a day for optimism for what lies ahead. I’m grateful for the many individuals in the Conference who have worked cooperatively to chart a safe and responsible pathway forward for the spring sports to begin competition. I’m also appreciative for the resiliency that our student-athletes and coaches have exhibited over the past year. Today is a good day!”

The team sports schedules for baseball, softball, tennis and lacrosse have undergone significant revisions that maximize contests while minimizing time off campus to travel and address current interstate travel restrictions. The NE10 leadership understands that flexibility to address unanticipated changes will be crucial and athletics schedules will continue to be subject to the realities of the pandemic.   NE10 spring sports are slated to begin competition mid-March. Full schedules spring sports will be shared as soon as they are finalized by the NE10.

The NE10 continues to examine its postseason qualification polices and tournament formats. Additional information on the postseason will be made available in the coming weeks. The Conference will also discuss and determine Conference attendance policies and will announce Conference policies at a later date.

Fans are encouraged to visit www.northeast10.org and the members’ individual athletic websites for the latest schedules and championship information, which will be posted in the coming weeks.



Nick Zibelli



Support For Sol Yas

Support For Sol Yas



Support for Sol

Senior Deputy Commissioner Sol Yas

01/27/2021 12:21 PM

Article By: CCBL Public Relations Office

Our Senior Deputy Commissioner and Director of Officiating, Sol Yas, suffered a serious on-field injury last summer and his medical care and rehabilitation has been significant on a daily basis.

Subsequently, Sol’s medical expenses have soared and we are doing all we can to support our dear friend and tireless volunteer.

Sol was selected for induction into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame  in 2020 but the ceremony has been delayed until November 2021.

Any support is greatly appreciated as dimes make dollars. Thank you!

You can participate by clicking on the Go Fund Me page right here https://gofund.me/47a4ff74


Spring 2021 Palm Beach Umpire Clinic Postponed

Due to the uncertainty of covid-19 restrictions we are forced to postpone the March 2021  CBUAO Clinc in Palm Beach, Florida.  We will update as more information becomes available. 

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day


From Nick and all of the staff at the CBUAO

It's Snowing in New England

It’s Snowing in New England


April 16, 2021 and lots of baseball games are cancelled due to snow in New England

Baseball In NE starts this weekend

Baseball In NE starts this weekend

2021 College Baseball is underway. Nick and #3 bundle up for the opening weekend of baseball in New England