WMBUA MISSION STATEMENT: ​The mission of the Western Maine Baseball Umpires Association is to develop high standards in our National Pastime through character and citizenship and encourage good, clean competition. To promote the welfare of the game of baseball, its players, and umpires. To provide the highest standard of baseball umpiring. And to study the administration and revision of the rules, particularly from the viewpoint of the umpire.
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NEWS & NOTES
 
The New Member Clinics, Mechanics Clinic, Rules Clinics, Exams and Business Meetings are held at Gorham Middle School; 106 Weeks Road; Gorham, Maine.
 

Make sure that you un-block any dates for which you are now available. This time of year it is important that all umpires who can work games let the assignors know.
Even with 100 active members in WMBUA, we're stretched pretty thin on some days. Make sure the Assignors know you're available if you can work any given day.​
 SUMMER(ish) BUSINESS MEETING

 
When: May 16, 2021
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Zoom - CLICK HERE
           2-Man Mechanics
    Plate Umpire in "C" Position

Until further notice plate umpires will be working from behind the pitcher.
       
    Access to the mechanics of            working the 2-man system

        CLICK HERE

          2021 MPA Baseball Bulletin
REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
Fingerprinting

The Maine Principals Association has mandated that all officials in all high school sports be required to take and pass the Maine Department of Education background check this year. Accordingly, if you do not have evidence of having a current ME DOE background check, you will not be assigned by WMBUA for school baseball games beginning in the Spring 2020.

The following is the address of the ME DOE webpage that explains the background check / fingerprinting program, provides the application form, and links you to the fingerprinting appointment scheduler at IdentiGO sites:

https://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/fingerprinting

What to do once you had the fingerprints taken:

(1) Go to the:https://neo.maine.gov/doe/neo/TeacherCertification/TeacherCertification
(2) Fill in “Personal Details” (Last Name, Last 4 Digits of SSN and Date of Birth)
(3) Click on Submit and your will get your results.

Newsletter's
WMBUA 2021 Season Clinics
ALL members must attend one.
•    April 25, 2021 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Deering Oaks, Portland
•    May 2, 2021 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Thornton Academy, Saco
•    May 23, 2021 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Windham High School, Windham



Single Umpire Mechanics
Working behind the Pitcher






  1. where to stand.MP4
  2. Normal working area.MP4
  3. 1st and second fly ball to OF.MP4
  4. 2nd and 3rd base hit.MP4
  5. angle first base pick off.MP4
  6. Base hit runner on second.MP4
  7. E3.MP4
  8. Ground ball infield.MP4
  9. hit and run.MP4
  10. long fly ball left field line.MP4
  11. runner stretching to double.MP4
  12. signs to myself.MP4
  13. slow roller first base.MP4
  14. steal 2B.MP4
  15. working area 1.MP4

To view each video CLICK HERE
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Uniform/Equipment Orders

Anyone wishing to order equipment must send in their order form by March 21, 2021.  The order will go in on March 22nd in order to be received for the start of the season.

    To view the catalog: CLICK HERE

The order for is available in two formats:
       Excel format - CLICK HERE
       PDF format - CLICK HERE