2018 Umpire School

  The Worcester Area Baseball Umpires Association will be conducting a clini for new umpires wishing to be considered for High School and Summer baseball assignments for the spring 2018 season. Classes run approximately 6 weeks and are held on Monday nights beginning January 8, 2018. Classes will be held at Holy Name High School.  To register fill…

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STAY AT 17 INCHES. | Baseball Life In Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA convention. Nineteen times since, many of the same professional, college, high school, youth, and a slew of international coaches from passionate and developing…

Body Language Speaks Volumes

Body Language Speaks Volumes – Referee When people hear the word “communication,” they think of how one person speaks to another. A sometimes overlooked yet critically important method is body language. In many ways, an official’s body language is just as important as verbal communication. Just like profanity to a player or coach can get…

WABUA Umpire Riding for Diabetes

This year WABUA member Nick D’Andrea will be doing something that he has always wanted to do and that is a 100 mile plus bike ride. On July 15-16 he will be riding his bike, along with a teammate, from Woburn, MA to Old Orchard Beach, ME. They will be riding the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure…

Sad News – Patrick Stark

It is with great sadness that we inform the membership of the passing of brother umpire Patrick Stark.  Patrick Stark was a very active umpire on our board and was very dependable.  He will be greatly missed.  There are no local calling hours or memorial service, as Patrick was a native of Canada.  Please keep…

Heat and the Umpire

Baseball umpires work in conditions that, to some degree, no pun intended, may expose them to some of the deleterious effects of extreme heat. The umpire frequently lacks the availability of shade, lacks the time that teams get to rest while they are up to bat, wears dark clothing, and minimal skin is exposed from…

Helpful Umpiring Resources

As we get ready for the upcoming season, and those of us that have already started below are some good resources provided by Referee Magazine. These deal with game management, personnel management and tips for new umpires. Good Luck on the upcoming season.

2017 MBUA Umpire Test

The 2017 MBUA Exam is now live.  This test is required for all umpires as part of MBUA Membership.  80 is passing. You will be able to stop and resume the test.  REMEMBER YOUR ACCESS CODE IF YOU DO   Assignors and League Presidents are asking umpires wishing to work for them to take test.…

WABUA March 2017 Quiz

As we start to prepare for the 2017 season we will be supplying the organization with quizzes in preparation for the MBUA test that we will all need to take to start the season.  The test will be Mandatory in 2017. Click the link below and take the quiz.  Scores will not be recorded.  …