The Governing Body of High School Sports in Massachusetts.
Paul "Lefty" Duval (1930-2009) Founding Member, Past President and Commissioner
THE SMBUA is proud to announce that classes for prospective umpires will be held beginning in January.
Classes will begin on Thursday January 19, 2017 @ 7PM at Old Colony Regional Vocation High School 476 North Ave, Rochester MA 02770.
Classes will run every Monday & Thursday evening weather permitting.
Classes are open to anyone that is 18 years of age or older. High School Seniors who are 17 are also eligible to take the class. The classes are geared towards High School Baseball, however those interested in working any level of baseball can attend.
Class size is limited. Please Contact the Instructor Steve Vieira @ 508-971-5282 to Pre-Register. There will be NO WALK INS ALLOWED.
The cost of the class is $125.00 and covers all the required study materials. Also included are first years dues, and Liability Insurance for your first year.
Dues for 2017
DUES MUST BE PAID NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 1 2017 OR YOU WILL BE FINED.
** The SMBUA is offering online payments for your dues this season for both Associate and Active Members. There is a small convienience fee associated with the online payment.
To be considered registered you must complete the online registration regardless of whether or not you prefer to pay online or by mailing a check. DONT JUST MAIL A CHECK.
Dont forget to complete the registration so you are in the system and can receive emails and notifications.
*** As a Reminder ALL ACTIVE MEMBERS MUST HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE. PLEASE REACH OUT TO JIM VIEIRA FOR A LOCAL LOW COST OPTION OR KYLE CANASTRA FOR A GROUP NASO OPTION.
Welcome to the 2017 for the Southeastern Massachusetts Baseball Umpires Association.
We are looking forward to a great year of High School Baseball.
The Meeting Dates are set and are listed below.
Opening Night: February 28, 2017 ** Arrive at 6:30 PM to provide proof of Insurance and Concussion test. Meeting will begin @ 7:15PM
March 7, 2017 - New Bedford Vocational High - Mechanics Meeting
March 21 2017 - Rules Meeting - Bristol Community College.
March 28 2017 - Regular Meeting
April 11 2017 - Regular Meeting ( Pizza)
April 25, 2017 - Regular Meeting ( Nominations for Open BOD Seats)
May 9 2017 - Elections - Regular Business Meeting
End of May - Clam Boil - Information to be provided at a later date.
**** Unless other wise noted, all meetings will be held at the VFW in Dartmouth MA 144 Cross Road, Dartmouth MA 02747
The Southeastern Massachusetts Baseball Umpires Association purpose is to:
Further the interests of amateur baseball umpires.
Maintain the highest standard of umpiring.
Promote the welfare of amateur sports, its players, administrators, fans, the press and baseball umpires.
Encourage the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship;
Work with organizations and associations connected with sports to further amateur sports and all persons involved in amateur sports;
Provide educational programs to advance the skills of amateur baseball umpires.
Work with sports administrators to provide qualified umpires to officiate amateur baseball.
Conduct programs to encourage public appreciation for the skill and professional competence of amateur baseball umpires.
The Officers of the SMBUA with year they became members
President - Derek Mello - (2008)
Vice President - Austin Brough- (2009)
Secretary - Alvin Niles (2008)
Treasurer - Jeffery Silvia - (1983) **
Interpreter - Steven Vieira (1989) **
Commissioner - Bryan Andrade (1985) **
** Indicates Past President of the SMBUA
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