MBUA President, Maurice "Moe" Duffy, making a perfect pitch onto the green at Squirrel Run Country Club in Plymouth, MA
The POSTPONED JANUARY 8th MEETING is scheduled for
Sunday, January 15...same Bat Time...same Bat Station!
The MBUA consists of sixteen local umpire boards across the state of Massachusetts, representing approximately 2500 high school umpires.
This site provides dates and agendas for upcoming meetings, prior meeting minutes and important information for association members. We've also provided links to other baseball association sites.
Moe Duffy was elected President at our November 6 meeting
Mike Rabideau is our new Vice President
Joe Cacciatore is now the MIAA Representative replacing Mike DelGrosso
President Duffy has announced the 2017 MBUA Meeting schedule. Please make a note of the dates / place them on your calendar and plan on attending, or having representation from your association attend each of the scheduled meetings.
The meetings will continue to be held on Sunday mornings at Algonquin Regional High School,Northborough, MA. As has been the case as well,they will all begin promptly at 10 AM, and be held in the schools cafeteria,or in the teachers lounge located,and accessed,from the cafeteria entrance.
The dates are as follows:
- January 8...rescheduled to January 15
February 26 (Interpreters Meeting to follow the Business Meeting)
- March 19
- October 22
NEW 2015 RULE Changes:
MBUA dress code according to Article III. Uniform F. of the Constitution:
F. Uniform. A standard uniform for all MBUA umpires will consist of gray slacks, a navy (blue) pullover with red and white shoulder trim or a navy (blue) shirt with red white and blue trim and a navy (blue) or black hat with MBUA lettering. Sized hats are recommended. Other shirt colors are allowable, as long as both/all umpires wear the same color. MBUA patches on shirts and jackets are mandatory
MIAA PROMOTES CONCUSSION TRAINING for MIAA TOURNAMENT CONTEST OFFICIALS
In support of the most recent Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) regulations
105 CMR 201.000: HEAD INJURIES AND CONCUSSIONS IN EXTRACURRICULARATHLETIC ACTIVITIES, and in the best interests of our student athletes, all MIAA Tournament Directors and Tournament Assignors will require successful completion of an MDPH approved concussion training program as a condition for an official accepting an MIAA tournament assignment.
The National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) training module, ?Concussions in Sports: What You Need to Know?, is one of the MDPH approved training programs and may accessed using the link:
Your acceptance of an MIAA Tournament contest assignment will be considered as implicit confirmation that you are a member in good standing with your local board, that you are enrolled with the MIAA, and that you have successfully completed a concussion training program as required by the MDPH.
**This policy will be in effect beginning with the 2011 Fall Tournament season**
All new members of local boards should be sent to all three of the MBUA endorsed suppliers (listed at the above "Links" tab) to receive each vendors offered discounts.
MBUA patches are available from the MBUA,Secretary / Treasurer.
Please click HERE for the latest rules interpretations. Please click on the "Contacts" tab above to send us feedback,or comments.
The following information is forwarded to you as we look forward to the 2013-14 School Year.
CLICK HERE to view the MIAA Rule Change proposals passed by MIAC to be incorporated into the 2013-15 MIAA Handbook.