Last Updated: March 2, 2015
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Note this message from Section XI
For anyone interested, East Coast Umpires Association is holding a clinic in March for two man mechanics, including plate work. For those wishing to improve and advance in school ball, learning and working is the way to go. As discussed at meetings, attending clinics is one way to improve quickly. There are other clinics around, so check them out. (This posting was not requested by ECUA)
If interested, this is the link: http://eastcoastumpires.com/page/march (there is a fee involved)
It doesn't matter what clinic you attend, it just matters to go and learn.
The season will be here before you know it. In just weeks, Major League players will be descending upon spring training, and soon after that, our season will begin.
If you haven't done so already, now is a great time to check your equipment. How are those straps on your mask, chest protector, and shin guards? Have you put on any weight, which might cause you to adjust the chest protector? Maybe you can start planning to dry clean your uniforms, check your socks and shoes, shoestrings, all the little things that may show themselves when you are getting ready to go on the field.
Good, sound umpiring requires good preparation, and that includes uniform items. Be prepared for the season, mentally, physically, and equipment wise. Explore the new training videos on the website, under the menu item Training. There is not time like the present to get ready.
See you at the meetings!!!
Read President Mike Caldiero's 2015 message by clicking here.
ESBUA now has a Fan Shop apparel store
Check the link at the bottom of the page for the ESBUA apparel you can buy through our store. ESBUA gets a percentage of all proceeds. Support your organization and look great throughout the year!!!
New Section XI availability system
Section XI has implemented a new availability system, which will be discussed at the general membership meeting. Following is a quick overview from the Section website:
AVAILABILTIES - PLEASE READ:
3. PRINT OUT a copy of these instructions so that you can refer to them while you are completing your availability on-line.
4. Even if you have previously submitted your paper "Fall Availability Form", you must now complete and submit your availability electronically in order to be assigned this fall.
5. If you officiate more than one sport during the season, be aware that you will need to complete Steps 3 and 5 (as outlined in the Instructions) for EACH SPORT.
Weekend Procedures Update
Go to the weekend emergency procedures in the menu section.