Attached is a link to assist those who have yet to go into Arbiter & set up their ArbiterPay account. This needs to be done in order to receive payment for all School earnings. This shoulld get you there. Many of you have already completed this. Should take 5-10 minutes.
Many of you prefer to connect their ArbiterPay account directly to their ADP Wisely account. I recommend this. Below are the steps needed to get this done:
1. Open up your Wisely Account App.
2. Click on the three pancakes in the upper left corner.
3. Account Settings
4. Direct Deposit
5. You’ll need the Bank Name, Routing Number & Account Number in order to attach your Wisely account to your ArbiterPay account.
How Do I Register For An ArbiterPay Account (force.com)
Mark Richard Clough
The Clinic that was presented by the Luke Brian Tour last weekend has not yet been posted as videos. When they are, the video links will be posted on our members/training page. However, in the mean time, this is the link to their Youtube channel. Enjoy
As part of the clinic on February 14th, Tim Stevens gave a presentation on the National Federation of High School rules. He posted a number of power points during his presentation which can be found at http://debbieandtim.com/umpscare/
You must have the necessary software to display a Power Point presentation on your device in order to view these files.
These are pages of videos used in the February 13th clinic. Keep in mind, the umpires get all these plays right, you have to figure out why.
Plays at the Plate Link
Umps Care Donation Link
NBUA Umpires – The year 2021 NBUA training schedule includes an on-line Umpire Training Clinic hosted by Brian Hertzog – an NBUA alumus and current-day college umpire. Please see the bottom of this message for the Zoom link (to register for the clinic) and the agenda.
- This multi-day clinic will be supported by umpires from MLB, MiLB, and NCAA.
- The clinic starts on Friday 2/12/2021 at 5:30pm, continues on Saturday 2/13/2021 (morning and afternoon), and finishes on Sunday 2/14/2021 (morning and afternoon).
- The desired audience includes NBUA, SCBUA, PCUA, and other associations in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
- The clinic will be free to all participants – voluntary contributions will be accepted for Umps Care.
- The agenda consists of 5 sessions as shown below. Up to 5 sessions of training credit can be gained. Members can elect to attend any or all of the sessions, or none of the sessions.
- Friday evening 2/12/2021 @ 5:30pm
- Saturday morning 2/13/2021 @ 9:00am
30 minute lunch break starting at approx 11:30am-12:00noon
- Saturday afternoon 2/13/2021 – after lunch break
- Sunday morning 2/14/2021 @ 9:00am
30 minute lunch break starting at approx 11:30am-12:00noon
- Sunday afternoon 2/14/2021 – after lunch break
- Attendance is encouraged but not required. Members can elect to attend any or all of the sessions, or none of the sessions.
- Once you register, you are provided a Webinar ID which you will use to log-in any time during the weekend. Before the clinic starts, you will receive an email with the log-in link.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. Hope to see you on-line at the clinic!
Go to the members training page and clink on the Register links under the Video Link column. All links lead to the same registration page.
About the instructors (Video)
Online instruction is a new thing for the NBUA and our approach is evolving. We record each session and then, a day or two later we will be posting a link to the training session video on our training schedule page. This page can be found under the Members/Training menu option. A new column has been added to the schedule titled “Video Link” which contains the link to the video for that session.
The 2021 training schedule has just been published in the members section of the website. To view it look under Members/Training or follow this link.
This year the WIAA has pushed back the start of the baseball season to allow fall sports that were cancelled due to the pandemic to be played in the first quarter of the year. As a result, we expect the season to be at least two weeks late. Our training schedule reflects this delay.
As in past years a certain amount of the available training must be completed by each umpire to avoid a financial penalty. This varies by tier. For the new 2021 Apprentices, there will be 43.5 hours of training made available and they must complete 60% or 26.1 hours to meet this requirement. For the returning 2020 Apprentices (Ap2) and C-tier umpires 40.5 hours will be provided and they must complete 24.3 hours minimum. B-tier umpires will be offered 35.5 hours with a minimum of 15 hours necessary and A-tier and Tournament tier umpires will see 22.5 hours of instruction plus several opportunities to help with field mechanics and cage training that they may also count. They are asked to attend 5 sessions in this group.
This year all of our classroom training will be conducted online via the Teams application. We hope to send out links to each session just before they are to occur. This is a new system and there are sure to be bugs. If you find that you don’t have necessary links please contact Mark Clough (206) 265-1896 for Apprentice training sessions or Peyton Coffin (206) 280 8633 our member service and communications chair or Henry Von Jouanne (206) 795-0438 our training committee chair for help.
The weather was fantastic, the people were great, and the banquet concluded with a warm and familiar toast from emcee Jay Neff. About 100 members and guests attended the banquet on Saturday evening and were treated to the announcements of promotions and award winners and a rousing tribute to Chuck McQuery.
After 31 years with NBUA, working more than 32,000 innings, seeing more than 1.2 million pitches, officiating with more than 500 different partners, and driving more than 65,000 miles in the Puget Sound area, Chuck has decided to move, full time, to Arizona. A man of great moral character who was there for the right reasons is one way a fellow umpire described him. Chuck, you’ll be greatly missed and NBUA wishes you the best. Come back and work a few games when it is too hot in AZ!
Award winners included Allen Christie (George Eschelman Umpire of the Year), Dave Johnson (Unsung Hero), Lakeside Industries (Jack Miller Customer of the Year), Dale Dolesji from Kennedy Catholic High School (High School Varsity Coach of the Year), Lane Loland (Rookie of the Year), Steve Mueller, Dale Wilson and Tim Stever (C, B, and A Tier Assignor Awards), and Hank Margeson (Brian Gooch Distinguish Service).
The promotions were many and well deserved. To see the list of promotions see the following post. Congratulations to all of the umpires that got promoted and thank you for your hard work and dedication to improving your skills and knowledge of the game.
A special thank you goes out to everyone that helped in making this a memorable and successful evening. Tim Stever for his audio and DJ skills, Jody Clough for the table centerpieces, Jay Neff for his excellent emcee duties, Mark Clough for a lot of things but most importantly putting the evening’s presentation together, Sondra Stever for helping set up and clean up the room, Leslie Fitzpatrick for organizing the golf tournament and taking care of the raffle prizes. And lastly, thank you to all who showed up and celebrated another successful season of umpiring.
Until next year, have a safe and happy off-season.
Chair, Member Services and Communications Committee
The 2019 NBUA promotions were announced at the Annual Banquet on Saturday night. Congratulations to those that got promoted and please congratulate your fellow umpires that moved up.
Apprentice to C Tier
C Tier to B Tier
B Tier to A Tier
A Tier to Tournament Tier