President, Rich Gaitaine, (Worcester Area Baseball Umpire Association) thanking Fred Simm, MBUA past president 2013-2014 for his service to the organization. Fred is a member in the Greater Lawrence Baseball Umpires Association.
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.
President Gaitane would like to announce the upcoming 2016 MBUA Meeting dates.
Sunday, January 10
Sunday, February 28 Interpreter's Meeting
Sunday, November 6
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.