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The membership committee will be starting training new umpires for 2017. Training starts on September 11 at Baldwinsville High School and will be for four (4) consecutive Sundays, weather permitting. Each session starts at 9am sharp and lasts until 11am.
Over the winter we will have several meetings to prepare for the spring.
Chapter dues now due!
Since the varsity fee for the 2017 season will be $85, the dues for the 2017 season are $128 and are due on or before October 1st, 2016. You may refer to ARTICLE 4 of our chapter’s Constitution for details and late penalties.
Please make your check payable to NYSBUA Syracuse Chapter, and send to:
607 Sycamore Terrace
DeWitt, NY 13214.
Thank you for your prompt attention in this matter.
Meeting Videos online!
The presentations from all the 2016 meetings are online.
If you missed the meeting, please take a look.
If you want to hear it for a second time, they are there for you too!
Use the links to the right to go to the meeting videos.
Rules Podcast now available...
A compilation of the most important aspects of each rule are now available in a podcast format.
The entire NFHS Federation Rule Book is now available. Each audio file covers a single rule ... click here!
Members Attain Active Status
Three members were elevated to active status. They are Tom Zdanowski, Rob Reed and Mike O’Byrne. Each of these members demonstrated a great commitment. Each of these umpires has gone the extra mile, including attending the Binghamton NYSBUA Clinic. Their dedication to the Syracuse Chapter and their ability has led to becoming active members. Congrats!
4th Annual NY Baseball Umpires Clinic
The 4th Annual NY Baseball Umpires Clinic was Jan 9, 2016, in Vestal (outside of Binghamton).
Our last several umpires that have gone to the State tournament have attended.
Four of our umpires attended, Dan Morgan, Mike O'Byrne, Rob Reed and RJ Garcea.
This is a great way to kick start your pre-season.
Congrats to Dan Morgan who represented the Syracuse Chapter at the 2016 NYSBUA State Championships!
See more …click here!
At the 2016 annual business meetings awards were presented:
Umpire of the Year
Prospect of the Year /
Bill Smorol Award
VP Don Logana
UOY Tom Newton
|Umpire of the Year||Outstanding Professional||Prospect of the Year|
|Fred Almonte Award||Bill Smorol Award|
|2015||Tom Newton||Jeff Harris|
|2014||Art Haber||Dan Morgan|
|2013||John Smorol||Kevin Ryan||Joe Cefaratti|
|2012||Doug Angus||Jack Vogler||Pete LeGro|
|2011||Pat Quilty||Jerry Losurdo||Matt Macaulay|
|2010||Bill Cregg||Ed Bragg||Greg Hayden|
|2009||Don Logana||Bob Kelty||Doug Angus|
|2008||Warren Bumpus||Bill Cregg||Dan Kuhns|
|2007||Herm Card||Joe DiPalma||Dale Malone|
|2006||Ronnie Cook||Don Logana||Bill O'Sullivan|
|2005||Pat Baker||Warren Bumpus||John Smorol|
|2004||Jack Vogler||Charles Combs||Tony Stimson|
Syracuse Newsletter is now online... click here!
Congratulations to the nearly 30 umpires who umpired 2016 Sectional contests!
Has every umpire you worked with done the same quality job?
Do your evals leave room to reward exceptional performance?
The best evaluations have comments in one or more of the categories.
What is the basis for:
Arrival time: 5 for ready when the teams are! 1 if not ready when the teams are!
Plate work: Movement out from behind the plate, rotations.
Strike Zone: Especially upper and lower zone, as well as in and out. Consistency!
Calling low pitches strikes is not a good thing!
Base work: Accuracy and base mechanics.
Hustle: Does your partner move between innings? Does he jog/run to positions?
Professionalism: Does he have a good attitude? Is he pleasant to coaches and players, but does not talk too much and does not coach players.
Rained out or cancelled? Please rate all categories a 3 and leave a summery comment that the games was cancelled! Thanks
Warren Bumpus is 2015 NYSBUA Tony DeVivo Award Winner Warren Bumpus from the Syracuse chapter has been chosen from the pool of applicants as the winner of the 2015 Tony DeVivo Umpire of the Year Award. ...click here to read more!
Herm Card Honored
HERMON CARD to be inducted into the NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame. Herm, a graduate of Maine-Endwell High School (Section IV) and Syracuse University, was a baseball and soccer official for 48 years. Card officiated over 1,300 high school baseball games including more than 200 NYSPHSAA postseason games and 200 high school soccer contests. He was President of his local officiating chapter for six years and Rules Interpreter for 26 years. Card was named Baseball Umpire of the Year on two occasions and is a member of the Syracuse Baseball Umpires Hall of Fame (2005). for more on the HOF class ...click here!
Following are general guidelines for updating availability on the Arbiter
|Game Dates||March 27 - June 13||June 1 - Aug 31||Sept 1 - Oct 31|
|Availability Due:|| Feb 15|| May 1|| Aug 1|
|Schedules Released:|| March 31|| June 1|| Sept 1|
Thanks -- Mark Grosso
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