About Us - Bergen County Umpires Association

The Bergen County Umpires Association is an organization of baseball and softball umpires certified to officiate high school contests in New Jersey.

Our purpose is:

  • promote the welfare of the games of baseball and softball on the county level by uniformly interpreting and administering the rules of those games as set forth by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) and the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS).
  • promote and maintain the highest degree of baseball and softball officiating by following a uniform set of mechanics and have available at all times an adequate number of thoroughly trained and capable umpires.
  • preserve the traditions, foster the ideals, advance the interests and improve the quality and prestige of the baseball and softball umpires through a comprehensive program of classroom training and on-the-field experience and develop a spirit of friendship and maintain a high standard of ethics among umpires.

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Prohibition of Jewelry Removed in High School Baseball Rules

Republished from NFHS.org

High school baseball players and coaches will be permitted to wear jewelry in 2023 after the NFHS Baseball Rules Committee voted to remove its prohibition from the rules. Previously, only medical and religious medals were permitted by rule.

This change to Rule 1-5-12 was one of the rules changes approved by the committee at its June 5-7 meeting in Indianapolis. The rules were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

While most jewelry will be permitted, the Baseball Rules Committee noted that the current rules still state that any jewelry worn that poses harm or injury to a player or opponent should be removed.

“The game of baseball has evolved and players have demonstrated that wearing a bracelet or a necklace does not impede their ability to play or increase any risk to themselves or their opponents,” said Elliot Hopkins, NFHS director of sports and liaison to the Baseball Rules Committee.

2023 Registration Fee Schedule & Application

Membership Type:
Fee:
Baseball & Softball
$95.00
Baseball Only
$85.00
Softball Only$85.00
Inactive$70.00

Please note - The Executive Committee has established a new policy concerning the late submission of registration fees.

ALL REGISTRATION FEES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY SUNDAY MAY 15, 2022.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND PAY ON REFSEC

MEMBERS SUBMITTING AFTER THAT DATE WILL BE ASSESSED LATE FEES!

THERE IS NO GRACE PERIOD!

LATE FEE SCHEDULE:

Postmark Date:
 Additional Fee:
 MAY 16 - JUNE30, 2022
 
$25 Late Fee
JULY 1 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2022
 
$50 Late Fee
 OCTOBER 1 -  DECEMBER 31, 2022 $100 Late Fee
AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2022
 
$200 Late Fee

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2022 BCUA Sportsmanship Awards

Members - registration for the banquet and voting for the Bergen and Passaic County schools to receive the annual BCUA Sportsmanship Awards in both baseball and softball is now open.

Along with these awards, the association also awards a worthy individual umpire the Barney Finn Award (for loyal service to the BCUA) and the Ray Farricker Award (for consistently displaying qualities of Integrity, Pride, Enthusiasm and Hustle) at the banquet.

Even if you're not planning to attend, please take the time to vote for these prestigious awards. If you have been moved by another fellow umpire or some school during the season, this is your time to show your appreciation for them.

To vote, please click here. Remember, you must be signed on with the username and password e-mailed out by John Gojdycz before you can access the form.

Ballots must be completed by the end of the day on Monday, May 23, 2022.

BCUA BANQUET 2023

MARK THE DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR!!!

The BCUA  will hold is annual end of year banquet on Thursday June 8, 2023 at 6:30PM at Biagio's in Paramus.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.

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