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Over 100 umpires listening intently to CBUAO President Nick Zibelli conduct a pre-season clinic meeting in a standing room only library at Smithfield High School this past Saturday. Meeting was to prepare umpires with new rule changes for the upcoming 2015 college baseball season.
This meeting along with another held in Long Island, NY., raised an estimated $1500.00 for Bob Panza. Bob is on a long road to recovery CBUAO thanks everyone who participated.
Its that time of the year to start preparing for the season. Before you know it all of THIS will be gone!!!!!!!
2015 Umpire registration:
Memo from Nick Zibelli to all prospective baseball umpires for 2015 season:
Obligations of the umpires are as follows:
Umpires must attend one of the sanctioned pre-season clinic/meetings conducted by the CBUAO or NCAA. The CBUAO will sponsor a clinic/meeting or meetings at a date and time to be announced. NCAA clinic attendance is only mandatory for umpires wishing to be considered for NCAA D-I, D-II, or D-III regional tournaments. Umpires attending any of the CBUAO approved meetings will be eligible for regular season and post-season assignments assigned through the CBUAO.
Umpires must pass an online rules exam conducted by either the CBUAO or NCAA prior to the start of the season. Passing grade on the CBUAO exam will be 80% as in past years. There is no initial cost to the umpires to take the CBUAO rules exam. Should an umpire not pass the exam after 3 attempts, a fee will be charged for further attempts.
All umpires must complete an annual profile and submit an annual registration fee. The 2015 fee remains at $60.
Umpires are not required to be a paid member of Arbiter or any other organization to be eligible for regular and post season assignments from the CBUAO. However, the NCAA requires Arbiter membership for consideration to Regional Championships and beyond in D-I, D-II, and D-III.
*Only registered umpires are eligible for 2015 assignments. If you did not return a signed Independent Contractor Registration Form and wish to be considered for assignments contact email@example.com.
Umpire and Dunkin Donuts contest winner Bob Auerbach ( Ringwood , NJ ) throws out the first pitch at Citi Field prior to the Mets 2-1 win over the Astros on 9/27.
from (L-R) Deputy Commissioner and former award winner Peter Hall, Commissioner Paul Galop, Bill Fisher, Senior Deputy Commissioner Sol Yas, and Deputy Commissioner Mike Carrier.
The new NCAA National Coordinator of Umpires will be George Drouches of Golden Valley, Minnesota. Mr. Drouches has served as the NCAA Division III Coordinator of Baseball Umpires since 2005. George will begin his new duties on September 1, 2014, replacing the retiring Gene McArtor. George will work with Gene during the month of August as part of the transition process.