The new USSSA rule has been finalized and implemented into the rule book — 7.05.D It is a balk if the pitcher, while touching his plate, feints a throw to first or third base and fails to complete the throw. Pitchers may still feint a throw to second.
First of all, my father and I would like to say thank you to every umpire who made it out yesterday to our final in-class clinic. We had a good group in attendance and hope everyone came out of the clinic with a better understanding of umpiring baseball. In preparation for the on-field clinics — … Read more
The on-field training dates are officially set for the end of this month and the beginning of March. We apologize for the late notice, but every umpire will be required to make it to a minimum of one on-field training — but we would like umpires to be at every training date and need a … Read more
After changes in the association and the addition of new leagues and areas to our travel baseball, the 2013 season is finally upon us. We will have two meetings in February and expect all umpires planning to officiate with North Carolina Umpire’s Association in 2013 to attend one or both meetings (Crew chiefs are to … Read more
Just to clarify — Each umpire is required to show up at their area’s State clinic (Either Raleigh or Greensboro) and on-field training clinic for their respective area. If you cannot attend either of your area’s clinics, make sure to be at the other area’s clinics. The State Clinic for Greensboro will be held on … Read more
This new website, created just for North Carolina Umpire Association (travel baseball) and Central Carolina Umpire Association (recreational baseball), will be your guide throughout the season. While we are still working out the kinks, we hope to have everything working by the end of February to allow everyone to be able to access the website … Read more