The Massachusetts Baseball Umpires Association recently held their first meeting of 2014 at the Algonquin High School in Northboro, MA. Pictured is current President Fred Simm thanking Steve Martinelli MBUA past president 2012-2013 for his service to the organization. Both Fred and Steve are members in the Greater Lawrence Baseball Umpires Association. Steve is also the President of the MVBUA.
The MBUA consists of sixteen local umpire boards across the state of Massachusetts, representing approximately 2500 high
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 Simm would like to announce the upcoming 2014 meeting dates:
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 10AM
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 10AM
All meetings will begin promptly at 10 AM and all will be held at Algonquin High School, in Northborough, Ma.
MIAA 2013 Baseball Tournament Rules "Click Here"
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 names of local boards should be sent to Honig's for a 10 percent discount on all uniforms and a 10% Discount on equipment. MBUA members should identify themselves as MBUA to receive discounts. MBUA patches are available from MBUA secretary. Please click on this Rules link for the latest interpretation of rules. Please click on the Contact Us link 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.