NSOA Trainer Mark Stewart working in United Shore Professional Baseball League
** 2019 Online Rules meeting and Post Season Exam are posted on MHSAA website. Both due by April 18! **
Training Dates for 2019
Feb 24th @ South YMCA, 4-6pm (General + Rookie)
Mar 16th @ TC West, 9-10am (Mechanics + Rookie)
Mar 16th @ TC West, 10-12 (General + Rookie)
Mar 19th @ TC West, 4-5pm (Mechanics + Rookie)
Mar 19th @ TC West, 5-7pm (General + Rookie)
Apr 14th @ South YMCA, 4-6pm (General – Test review)
Jun 2nd @ TC West MIDDLE, 3-4pm (Mechanics + Rookie)
Jun 2nd @ TC West MIDDLE, 4-6pm (General + Rookie)
** Arbiter invites will be sent with more details **
NSOA will provide educational and practical training to improve your individual umpiring skills and capabilities. All levels of umpires from novices to experienced umpires are welcomed. Training is scheduled prior to, during and after the high school baseball season. Training is structured to help all members maximize their umpiring potential. Training modules will include classroom discussions, rule interpretations, case studies and proper mechanics.
NSOA will provide opportunities to improve your plate mechanics including stance, tracking the ball, calling balls and strikes, safe/outs and proper coverage and rotation responsibilities. Training will also improve your field mechanics including proper positioning, footwork, proper coverage and rotation responsibilities and crew communications.