2018 WABUA Meeting Schedule

Here’s is the updated 2018 WABUA meeting schedule with our respective rule presenters.  A big thanks to all that stepped up and also to those who offered to help.  After a slow start, the response by the membership to assist was strong; we greatly appreciate this! Additionally, Frank Neves from All Sports East will be…

4 Tips for Talking to Coaches No ratings yet.

The Commandments of Communicating With Coaches by Referee Magazine Talking to coaches is not an exact science; they are as different as anyone else you would encounter in another forum. What works with one coach may not work with another. Over time, the “book” on the coach will be known and will become a guide…

2018 MBUA Test

The 2018 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 look to work in those leagues to take…

Home Plate is always 17 inches wide No ratings yet.

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…

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…

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…