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.
Returning Member Testing
Time frame to Complete:
March 23rd through April 5th
(Slides from Annual Meeting)
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:
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.
2020 Uniform Orders
Last Day to order uniform orders is March 8, 2020
Single Umpire Mechanics
Working behind the Pitcher
There are 15 short videos explaining:
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
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